Day of the Trifids, The, by Wyndham, John

The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham, is a rare disaster novel in that humanity is struck by two disasters, one a serious calamity, and the other made that way by virtue of the first. Wyndham's story is about the effects of mobile, poisonous, carnivorous plants on a society struck almost completely blind. Its as dire a set of circumstances as can be imagined, and in my opinion, its one of the best mid-century disaster novels we have. Wyndham was a master of the disaster novel. Thou[…]

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