De Triffids komen.

(Prisma Pockets -- 2342)

Paperback, 226 pages

Dutch language

Published June 15, 1984 by Het Spectrum.

ISBN:
9789027414854
OCLC Number:
63905282

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4 stars (15 reviews)

When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital there is a bitter irony in his situation. Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: everyone else, doctors and patients alike, have been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids - huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to 'walk', feeding on human flesh - can have their day.The Day of the Triffids, published in 1951, expresses many of the political concerns of its time: the Cold War, the fear of biological experimentation and the man-made apocalypse. However, with its terrifyingly believable insights into the genetic modification of plants, the book is more relevant today than ever before.

[Comment by Liz Jensen on The Guardian][1]:

As a teenager, one of my favourite haunts was Oxford's Botanical Gardens. I'd head straight for the vast heated greenhouses, where I'd pity my adolescent plight, …

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A must read for Wyndham fans, a good read for anyone else that enjoys sci-fi with wry humour, interesting dialog and characters, and a set of issues that will make you consider your own morals and ideas in an interesting light.

I haven't seen the movie, but I suspect it really destroyed the book - the strengths of this book would never stand the film treatment. If you have, just pretend you haven't and read the book anyway.

It's interesting that it was written in a contemporary time to the time of publishing. I'm not sure the plot would stand up to that if it was published today, but it's not 'dated' in it's ideas. Think of it as 'historical sci-fi' and you'll be fine.

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