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The day of the triffids

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The night the sky broke out in mysterious green flashes, all but a few people on Earth were blinded. The world went mad. Ordinary folk became animals, turning on one another in terror and desperation. Bill Masen was one of a handful who struggled to preserve a shred of civilization amidst the chaos. But chaos soon became the least of mankind's problems. Walking plants were appearing -- plants that fed on the bodies of their human prey. The triffids had arrived, and it was up to Bill Masen to stop them!
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Grouping Title day of the triffids
Grouping Author wyndham john
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The classic postapocalyptic thriller with "all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare" (The Times, London).

Triffids are odd, interesting little plants that grow in everyone's garden. Triffids are no more than mere curiosities—until an event occurs that alters human life forever.
What seems to be a spectacular meteor shower turns into a bizarre, green inferno that blinds everyone and renders humankind helpless. What follows is even stranger: spores from the inferno cause the triffids to suddenly take on a life of their own. They become large, crawling vegetation, with the ability to uproot and roam about the country, attacking humans and inflicting pain and agony.

William Masen somehow managed to escape being blinded in the inferno, and now after leaving the hospital, he is one of the few survivors who can see. And he may be the only one who can save his species from chaos and eventual extinction . . .

With more than a million copies sold, The Day of the Triffids is a landmark of speculative fiction, and "an outstanding and entertaining novel" (Library Journal).

"A thoroughly English apocalypse, it rivals H. G. Wells in conveying how the everyday invaded by the alien would feel. No wonder Stephen King admires Wyndham so much." —Ramsey Campbell

"One of my all-time favorite novels. It's absolutely convincing, full of little telling details, and that sweet, warm sensation of horror and mystery." —Joe R. Lansdale

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subject_facet Blind -- Fiction, England -- Fiction, Meteorites -- Fiction, Plant mutation -- Fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, English
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title_full The Day of the Triffids, The day of the triffids / John Wyndham, The day of the triffids / John Wyndham ; introduction by Edmund Morris
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topic_facet Blind, Fiction, Horror, Meteorites, Plant mutation, Science Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science fiction, English