“When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.
The Day of the Triffids is an apocalyptic book about the rise of mysterious caniverous plants called Triffids. The story takes place in 50s England but it could just as well be modern day Britain as no real factor limits this story in a specicfic time span. The descriptions of metropolitan London in the book match that of contempory London and because of this it feels like a fresh book which could detail future events.
I loved the writing style behind this book, it is so open and engaging that it doesn’t read like a classic at all and I could quickly loose myself in it every time I picked it up. The main focus of the book is the panic and disorder which comes after a spectacular shooting star phenominon which blinds the majority of the world but the opertunistic Triffids appear very sinister and add a very creepy element to the story which I loved.
I would reccommend it to all fans of apocalyptic fiction especially those who loved WWZ. I read this book because I was a fan of the 2009 BBC mini series but now this book has totally blown that series out of the water. The characters are brilliant, there are some really strong female characters which I respected a lot. My only critisism is that the character Torrence with which Eddie Izzard totally steals the show with in the mini series takes a back seat in the book.
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