The Day of the Triffids: Popular Penguins

The Day of the Triffids: Popular Penguins 1

by John Wyndham

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/08/2011

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When Bill Masen awakes blindfolded in hospital and carefully removes his bandages, he realises he is one of the few who can see; almost everyone else has been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids - huge, venomous, plants able to 'walk', feeding on human flesh - can have their day. This stark vision of a desolate world infested by deadly, monstrous plants has lost none of its power to horrify.
ISBN:
9780143566533
9780143566533
Category:
Classic science fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-08-2011
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
252
Dimensions (mm):
183x114x16mm
Weight:
0.14kg
John Wyndham

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Benyon Harris was born in 1903, the son of a barrister. He tried a number of careers including farming, law, commercial art and advertising, and started writing short stories, intended for sale, in 1925.

From 1930 to 1939 he wrote short stories of various kinds under different names, almost exclusively for American publications, while also writing detective novels.

During the war he was in the Civil Service and then the Army. In 1946 he went back to writing stories for publication in the USA and decided to try a modified form of science fiction, a form he called 'logical fantasy'. John Wyndham died in March 1969.

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  • Couldn't put it down

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    If you are a fan of zombie and post-apocalyptic stories, then this is one for you.
    Although classically seen as a horror, the story is sometimes funny and romantic (as any post-apocalyptic story is romantic). John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids follows Sill Masen in his awakening to find a world blind and slowly being taken over by man eating plants call triffids.
    Because of the age of the book it has a lot of cold war era overtones but don’t let that fool you, it is still a great read that will keep you flipping the page to find out what’s next.