Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham

  • Title: The Day of the Triffids
  • Author: John Wyndham
  • Borrowed from MLK Library
  • Started: 5/16/09
  • Finished: 5/17/09
I wrote a misleading statement in my last post on The Detective. I said next up The Day of the Triffids when in fact I had already finished the book. As I've mentioned before I am a fan of post-apocalyptic novels, so I finally read Triffids. I wasn't disappointed.
I was surprised that it wasn't until the last quarter of the book that the Triffids actually became a serious threat. But I was taking the title of the book too literally, it wasn't one day that the Triffids ruled, rather the Triffids eventually had their day to reign.

The book actually ends on an a somewhat positive note, you can see a future and possibly an end to the Triffid nightmare. There were other times when things looked good though, and quickly went to hell.

I imagine that anyone like me who loves this genre imagines that should some horrible catastrophe happen on earth, we'd be one of the lucky ones to survive. Cause man, it would suck to be one of the 95 percent who don't.

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