The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids is John Wyndham’s second book I read after the Chrysalis. And I have to say that I was impressed by the author with this cult classic. Here’s a post-apocalyptic science fiction you’ll want to know more about after reading it. Are you ready?


The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids is about the complete change of the entire world overnight and the encounter of a human-created plant species called Triffids with humans. John Wyndham is an excellent author; he knows how to grab the reader’s attention and feed the messages he wants to convey into the story. Of course, it is not surprising that the book has not lost its popularity since 1951 and has been adapted to TV series and films. Read this book, you will learn about the Triffid, and you will have another check on your cult classics reading list. Enjoy!

The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids

When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth’s population blind. Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. The London he walks is crammed with groups of men and so women. Needing help, some ready to prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop their spread the Triffids, mobile plants. With lethal stingers and so carnivorous appetites, seem set to take control.

The Day of the Triffids is perhaps the most famous catastrophe novel of the so twentieth century. And its startling imagery of so desolate streets and lurching, lethal plant life retains its power to haunt today.

John Wyndham

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was an English science fiction writer best known. For his works published under the pen name John Wyndham. Although he also used other combinations of his names, such as John Beynon and Lucas Parkes. Some of his works were set in post-apocalyptic landscapes.

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