The Day of the Triffids - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Day of the Triffids - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 22/02/2001
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When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital there is a bitter irony in his situation. Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: everyone else, doctors and patients alike, have been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids - huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to 'walk', feeding on human flesh - can have their day.

The Day of the Triffids, published in 1951, expresses many of the political concerns of its time: the Cold War, the fear of biological experimentation and the man-made apocalypse. However, with its terrifyingly believable insights into the genetic modification of plants, the book is more relevant today than ever before.

John Wyndham was born in 1903. After a wide experience of the English preparatory school he was at Bedales from 1918 to 1921. Careers which he tried included farming, law, commercial art, and advertising, and he first started writing short stories, intended for sale, in 1925. During the war he was in the Civil Service and afterwards in the Army. In 1946 he began writing his major science fiction novels including "The Kraken Wakes", "The Chrysalids" and "The Midwich Cuckoos".

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141185415
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 192 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 15 mm

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Bookclub

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Bookclub

Ballymena
Thursday 20th June 19:00 - 20:00

Our next book club meeting is on the 20th June at 7pm. This month we are reading 'The Day of the Triffids' by John Wyndham. We are a very informal group and new members are encouraged to come along!

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“Magic!!!!”

I'd been meaning to read this book for years and finally got around to it. The book was excellent and I would could encourage anyone to read it.

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“The Day of the Triffids”

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“There's Something at the Bottom of the Garden...”

'The Day of the Triffids' is a story of human survival in the midst of a terrifying worldwide apocalypse. Bill Mason wakes in a London hospital, his eyes bandaged following eye treatment. Confused and... More

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