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Sunday, May 12, 2024

The Day of the TriffidsThe Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Oh lordy, where to begin with this one? It's only one of the earliest, most fantastic apocalypse, post-apocalypse SF novels, with lumbering, spitting, man-eating plants becoming the dominant species of Earth after the grand majority of humans get blinded by strange lights.

So classic, almost even timeless, Triffids is the de-facto template for so many great novels and movies. Sure, we could point to War of the Worlds, but that was mostly straight war, not bothering much with normal people having to survive a VERY changed world.

Triffids succeeds on all levels, giving us the lingering taste of middle-class gentility and attempted civilization as whole cities stink with the rot of corpses.

What's not to love? Hoards of blind people being led about by a handful of the sighted? (Ooooh the allegories.)

In the land of the blind... we are beset with the hungry green. :)

I love this novel every time I read it.

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