The Day of the Triffids

John Wyndham
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The Day of the Triffids


I read this book 35 years ago while at school, so I thought it would be interesting to revisit it, particularly as the only thing I remembered about it is that it had creepy people-eating plants.

I was surprised to find that the book was much better than that. In fact the people-eating plants were really such a small part of the story, with the focus being more on people, their reactions, and their struggle to put society back together again.

And of course, there was also plenty of killer-plant carnage.