The Day Of The Triffids
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I read this not so long ago, here is my review:
I always assumed the Triffids were aliens and it turns out we created them. And I always thought this story would mostly be about humans trying to escape from them. But it wasn't really like that at all.
This is the story of Bill, Bill is in hospital recovering from a nasty triffid sting which turns out to be pretty lucky as he's missed a green light display from space which turns out to be the result (or thought to be the result) of a weaponized satellite. Humans aye? we are our own worst enemy.
With most of the population now blind, things are starting to go bad. Bill rescues a woman called Josella who also still has her sight and they set out together. Then they start to notice that the Triffids have started to take advantage of the situation.......
I really liked this book, I was worried I wouldn't, you know when people go on about how great something is and then it turns out to be a massive let down? Well 'The Day Of The Triffids' deserves the title Sci-fi classic.
The only issue I had was that I wasn't sure things would descend into anarchy so quickly if we lost sight. I mean I know the way about my house and the place I live. I certainty wouldn't be throwing myself out of any windows. You would think the government would try their best to sort it out. Blind dogs would be become big business. But I had a discussion with my dad about it today and he thinks it would all go down like it did in the book so maybe I'm just being optimistic. Either way, well worth a read.
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30 Oct 17 - I vaguely remember there being a TV series when I was younger, and although I'm pretty sure I was too young to be allowed to watch, I do remember being terrified that these plants were going to come and get me in the night.
This had me gripped from the start, waking up to find that the majority of the people around you have gone blind doesn't bear thinking about. It throws up a lot of questions, how would you react in the same situation, do you try and help, or do you take the attitude that there are too many to help and that you and the few that have kept their sight need to look after themselves first. I admit this book could have worked well without the triffids as I've seen a few reviews suggest, they do seem a bit of an oddball to throw onto the mix and yet it's what gives this book the slight horror feel to it at the same time.
I love the fact that this book has had such a big impact though, anyone with an over large plant in the garden, usually refers to it as a triffid.
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