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The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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vivastory
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Although not his debut novel, this was the first work that Wyndham published without a pseudonym. Bill Masen, bandages over his eyes, wakes up after a bizarre meteorite shower has passed overhead. Removing the bandages he finds that everyone wandering the streets is now blind. And then Triffids, plants taller than humans, begin attacking. Definitely sounds like the premise of a campy film. Oddly enough, it actually works surprisingly well. (cont)

vivastory I will say that I have read 3 Wyndham books & this is my least favorite of the three. I would still recommend it though.
#houseplantday #januaryjazz
@eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Vansa While I can see how deeply influential a realist disaster book of this sort can be, Wyndham is quite misogynistic, and clearly quite libertarian 3w
Eggs Fascinating 🪴 3w
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Andrew65 A classic. 3w
BookwormM I loved this one 🤣 3w
TheEllieMo My first introduction to this book was the 1981 BBC TV adaption; I think the story heavily influence the film 28 Days Later. 3w
Bookwomble First time I read this I lived near London and took a little Triffid Tour of some of the locations 🪴🤓 3w
vivastory @TheEllieMo I was unaware of the BBC adaptation. I agree with you about 28 Days Later. I also see some influence on The Walking Dead, esp the opening. 3w
vivastory @Bookwomble That sounds really fascinating! 3w
Bookwomble @vivastory Well, half of the London section is in Bloomsbury, which was on the way to my then favourite bookshop - Dillon's, now a branch of Waterstones - and the British Museum - where I'd hang out with the other antiquities - so I didn't put in much effort 😁 2w
vivastory @Bookwomble I wish there were literary tours like that here. There is some interesting literary history here (including one of the most famous living fantasy authors was born close to where I live) & there is hardly anything to commemorate any of it 2w
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RaeLovesToRead
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView
Thanks for the tag @The_Penniless_Author 😀 💕

1) Generally post-apocalyptic, although I like both when done well.

2) There are lots - The Walking Dead springs to mind as one of the first comics I read (although I still need to go back and finish it). I'm gonna go Triffids though!

I still maintain that the best of this genre is to be found in videogame format - The Last of Us and Fallout, for example 🥰🙃

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 5mo
TheRiehlDeal Yes!!! 🙌 The Last of Us and Fallout! ❤️❤️ I played a little of Fallout 3, but never finished it. But I do remember really enjoying it. I can‘t wait for the TV adaptation of The Last of Us on HBO Max to premiere. 5mo
RaeLovesToRead @TheRiehlDeal Woo! #gamersoflitsy 😁 I adored The Last of Us and Fallout 4 (I played 3 briefly, but didn't get into it as much as 4 - despite hearing great things). I'm not sure we get HBO Max in the UK. Will have to look into how I can watch it. Still haven't played the sequel yet, mind. 5mo
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DaveGreen7777 What about an RPG based on “The Stand” where Randall Flagg is the final boss?! 😱 Gaming companies, make this happen! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 Dave! Nooooo! I haven't read The Stand... now I feel like I may need to read The Stand 😳 And I already have Kings left to complete (there are like... 3 of them within touching distance of my bed. Well... if I stretch 😄) Although, maybe if it comes in gaming format, it'll save me a 1400 page read.. 🤔 5mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 I was going to make a disparaging IT-based comment, but I can't remember if you've read it... 5mo
DaveGreen7777 @RaeLovesToRead BWAH-HA-HA!!! Well, I did read IT and mostly liked it… but I felt the end was so anti-climatic and the final battle with IT bordered on silly! 🤦🏻‍♂️ So, a good game that totally falls apart at the end… I guess an IT game would be like playing Mass Effect 3! 😂🤡🎈 5mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 I have the mass effect trilogy on my to play list (TBP?) Last time I got stuck on the citadel because I'd only scanned 23 out of 24 of those spidery crab robot things...😩 5mo
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Leniverse
Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👏🏻📚 12mo
Eggs Sounds wickedly good!🌿😱🤯 12mo
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LostInSpace
Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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Pickpick

Carnivorous and disturbing plants decide to use a freaky event which blinds the world to rise up and cause humanity to revert back to their more primitive ways.

Triffids are creepy and a little weird and nothing is really given away about what they are or how they came to be on earth, our main character Bill somehow manages to survive and find happiness throughout the shitshow of the apocalypse 👍🏼🤣 good job Bill!

Another classic down 🎉

DinoMom Love the mug! 1y
rwmg I had the distinct impression that the triffids had escaped from some sort of genetic experimentation laboratory a few years before the story and become a fashionable garden plant. 1y
LostInSpace @rwmg possibly, he briefly touched on what they were but there wasn‘t a solid classification, Wyndham left most of that to the imagination I think! 1y
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Ididsoidid
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Mehso-so

Somewhat sentient, carnivorous plants, an extraterrestrial disaster striking most of the world blind and a fatal plague convene to wreck havoc on suburban Britain. The fallout prompts a philosophical debate over how to rebuild society. Considering Wyndham had a free hand, the reasoning and conclusions felt very contrived and unfounded. The sci-fi and fight for survival were compelling but the politics let it down for me. 6/10

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Zoes_Human
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Panpan

I was prepared for some sexism, but I was not prepared for extended philosophical discussions attempting to justify the figurative fucking of the blind and the somewhat more literal of women. The sexism is most evident when one community “rescues“ the residents of a local all-girls school for the blind school for their wombs rather than to enlist them as instructors for all the newly blind.

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Zoes_Human
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The cool thing about reading classic literature is learning that words like “glory hole” have other meanings. 🤔

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Zoes_Human
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When your snack matches your blanket 😁

BookishMarginalia Excellent coordination! 2y
christinaberry13 Very meta, and delish! 2y
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Zoes_Human
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Hoping this classic has aged well for me as a first time reader ...

TheNeverendingTBR This edition! 😍 2y
Zoes_Human @TheNeverendingTBR Right!? It‘s one of my favorite vintage covers in my collection. Found it in a library sale and was thrilled! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I just got this one in a swap. Look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. 2y
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johncadams

There's nothing more English than a seemingly innocuous plant - large but docile, present in most domestic gardens, taking advantage of an astronomical fluke to rise up and strike down mankind, hoping to take over and feast upon our remains!

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johncadams
Pickpick

Bill's a reluctant hero who benefits from the fluke of being one of the few people not blinded by the meteor shower. It's a delicious irony that this is because his eyes have already been struck by a triffid sting, placing him in hospital when the bizarre display of bright lights takes place. He sets about rebuilding his life when the triffids rise up in a typically self-effacing way, and obtains a modicum of personal happiness in the process.

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johncadams

“It's going to be a very queer world - what's left of it.“

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johncadams

“The public had by this time grown out of thinking triffids freakish.“

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TheNeverendingTBR
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A copy of the brilliant 'The Day of the Triffids' I came across today in my favourite independent bookstore. 💫

After most people in the world are blinded by a mysterious meteor shower, a very aggressive species of plant (which can walk and spit venom) starts killing people. 🌴💦

I highly recommend this classic! 💯

TracyReadsBooks Sounds fantastic! I‘ll have to take a look. On a side note, Kenneth Oppel has launched a middle grade series with a similar premise—the first book, Bloom, was quite entertaining. 2y
BarbaraBB I liked this one a lot too! 2y
BarbaraBB But not as much as 2y
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Bookwomble I love the cover art Penguin did on those Wyndham editions. 2y
MrT Read as a teenager in the 80s, was required reading back in the day. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @TracyReadsBooks I appreciate that recommendation, I'll check it out! 👌 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @BarbaraBB This book sounds great, I've stacked it! Thankya! 📚✅ 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Bookwomble Completely agree, I love the old vintage ones! 😍 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @MrT That's one I've still to read 💫 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @MrT I'm going to recommend this because I think you'll like it.. 2y
bookishbitch I have always wanted to read this. Saw the movie when I was a kid. I thought it was terrifying. 2y
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johncadams

“But it's absurd. Plants talking!“

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johncadams

“All I know is that as I bent forward a sting slashed viciously at my face and smacked against the wire of the mask.“

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TheEllieMo
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When strange lights in the sky cause the majority of the population to be #blinded, murderous plants (some kind of giant walking rhubarb, if this still from the 1981 TV series is anything to go by) start taking over Britain.

#SeptemberSenses @Eggs

Eggs Yoiks!! Good one! 2y
Bookwomble This was a typically low-budget BBC adaptation, so "walking rhubarb" is fair ? The cast, however, were fantastic and I have a great affection for this series. It helped that some of the best scenes were filmed at the locations described in the book. 2y
TheEllieMo @Bookwomble yes, I am being very tongue-in-cheek, I do have much affection for this series, it‘s one of those that is still with me, even almost 40 years later. I read the book because of the series. 2y
Bookwomble @TheEllieMo I'm never quite sure if Littens are UK or USA based, which (prejudiced though it is) colours my reading of certain posts 😊 I loved John Dutine in this show. 2y
TheEllieMo @Bookwomble He was superb; I know he‘s had a long a varied career but for me, he and the series are synonymous. I‘m going to have to dig out both the book and the series for a re-read/watch. 2y
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TheEllieMo
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#3Books #ThatHaveBeenMadeIntoATVSeries

Pride & Prejudice 1995, Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle bringing Darcy and Lizzie to life in the definitive version of Austen‘s classic.

All Creatures Great and Small, 1978-1990, Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, and Tricki Woo.

The Day of The Triffids, 1981, saw John Duttine fighting some giant rhubarb.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I love that adaptation of P&P! ❤️ 2y
TheNeverendingTBR Giant rhubarb!!! 😂👌 2y
LaraS There is no other Darcy! 💝 2y
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Early 50's novel of an apparent meteor shower which blinds everyone and a guy wakes up blindfolded in a hospital, after unwrapping it he discovers an aggressive species of plant is wreaking havoc and killing everyone they come across.

I loved this book and it's one of my favourite of the genre. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

#postapocalyptic
#bookrecommendation

Ilirwen Have you read Chocky too? These were among my dad's favorites. Also, Trouble with Lichen, but I think that has probably aged a bit... 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Ilirwen Triffids is the only one of his I've read but I'll definitely be checking out Chocky, thanks for reminding me of this one 😁 2y
MidnightBookGirl That cover is terrifying! 2y
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johncadams One of my favourite books. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @johncadams Looking forward to re-reading it, it's been way too long. Did you ever see the adaptation? Wondering if that's decent? 2y
johncadams There was a BBC adaptation when I was a child. It aired in 1981 and scared me witless. I watched it again on DVD a few years ago (for the first time since childhood) and still really enjoyed it. There are also various film versions and a more recent TV adaptation that I haven't seen. I'm glad to see the novel's enduring popularity and that it is still be adapted for the screen. Above all, I'm delighted that a new generation will get to enjoy it. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @johncadams I'll definitely need to watch the '81 adaptation after re-reading it, thanks for the feedback 🙌 2y
johncadams Made me appreciate how much the special effects department could achieve in pre CGI days. 2y
Smrloomis What‘s that on the cover??? 😳🤔😱 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @johncadams Pre CGI is my absolute favourite, especially the 80s horror movies 😌👌 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Smrloomis That's a plant tentacle with what I believe to be a brain sucker on the end of it 😂 2y
Smrloomis Wow! 😱 That is the scariest sock puppet I‘ve ever seen 😂 2y
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BiblioLitten
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What a coincidence!
Wednesday that feels like a Sunday.

Today is Canada Day so it does feel like a Sunday! 🇨🇦

#bookishthingsthatmakemehappy
#classicschallenge2020

MsMelissa I love stat holidays, but not so much when they fall in the middle of the week 😂. I‘ve taken tomorrow and Friday off to give myself an extra long weekend! 3y
rabbitprincess @Book_Fiend_Melissa Good idea! I work on the Quebec side so we got St-Jean as well. Lots of people taking 5-day weekends in various configurations 😊 3y
BiblioLitten @Book_Fiend_Melissa Good thinking! Normally this is the weekend when people head out of the city. I miss that! 3y
xicanti All yesterday, I was convinced it was Friday. 3y
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ReallyLovesReading
Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham

Just started re-reading it and already remembering how much I love this book.

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mollyrotondo
Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookspin
What a great sci-fi classic! And very appropriate for these trying times. This was written in 1951 and I still extremely relatable to the world and it‘s problems today. There is a female character named Josella who is very progressive for 1951 which is so wonderful to read. And this definitely is a circumstance where the book is better than the movie

TheAromaofBooks Plus, the word triffid is just so fun! 3y
mollyrotondo @TheAromaofBooks I know! And he explains why it‘s called a triffid. How people pretty much made up the name because it sounded good but itself is not an accurate name for the plant. Love that! Haha 3y
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mollyrotondo
Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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I completed the Easter egg hunt!
#EasterExtravaganza

Andrew65 Yey! 👏👏👏🙌⭐️ 🍾 🥂 3y
PaperbackPirate Congratulations! 🐰 3y
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mollyrotondo
Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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1. Hard sci fi
2. War of the Worlds
3. Classical sci fi with aliens!

#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Excellent answers! I haven‘t read War of the Worlds in ages! 3y
mollyrotondo @ozma.of.oz I would love to do a reread of it since it‘s been so long and it‘s such a good read 3y
ElizaMarie Oo what is the difference between hard/soft science fiction? 3y
mollyrotondo @ElizaMarie I am interpreting it as the difference between, let‘s say, The Time Machine and Here and Now and Then. The Time Machine is about the consequences of time travel (hard sci fi) but Here and Now and Then is more about family rather than time travel (soft sci-fi). But that‘s how I‘m interpreting it 3y
ElizaMarie @mollyrotondo thanks for the information! I had never heard anyone describe sci-fi by these terms. I am new to some lingo through so ... thank you for teaching me something new :) 3y
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TimSpalding
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Listening to Day of the Triffids with Liam. We're stuck indoors in New Zealand during a cyclone. I find it very irritating that The Day of the Triffids doesn't link its novelties—namely the triffids and the green meteors. “Change one thing“ or “World Plus One“ isn't gospel, but changing exactly two big things that could so easily be linked? De gustibus, but I find it lazy.

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LogiKitty
Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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I'm curious if old-time sci-fi had more of an emphasis on the science part 🤔 going to give this one a try. And it looks like my family got me one of the original 1951 copies :) unfortunately, not the first edition, but still. anyone read this?

BarbaraBB I did and I really liked it but I don‘t know much about SF as I don‘t often read it! 3y
LogiKitty @BarbaraBB good to know! I hope it's great (: I look forward to it. 3y
mollyrotondo Did you end up liking it? I just finished it and really loved it! 3y
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LogiKitty @mollyrotondo it's still in my TBR! 3y
mollyrotondo @LogiKitty hahaha well I think you‘ll like once you do read it! 3y
LogiKitty @mollyrotondo maybe I'll bump it up and read it sooner! I'm so excited! 3y
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TheEllieMo
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A #RayOfLight (ok, numerous lights in the sky) blinds most of the population and tended them defenceless against murderous plants (giant rhubarb in the case of this 1981 TV adaption starring John Duttine).

#Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ahhh, this is along the lines of Attack of the Killer Tomato 🍅/ another brilliant film 🎞 😉 3y
Lcsmcat @Cinfhen ❤️ The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! Puberty love 🎶 3y
Cinfhen Such a DUMB movie @Lcsmcat but so iconic xx it marked our teen years 3y
Lcsmcat @Cinfhen It‘s one of those so-bad-it‘s-good movies! 3y
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Beccacraft
Pickpick

I am not generally a sci-fi fan, but I truly enjoyed this sci-fi thriller in which a lucky few people in the world still have their sight, and must fight to survive amidst the threat of disease, starvation, and the deadly sting of the triffid plants. I loved the writing style, the story, and the narrator‘s voice. Fun and engaging, yet not a super quick read (despite being less than 200 pages) due to the witty and intricate writing.

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CafeMom
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This is one of the few books in which I saw the TV show first before reading the book. It was not my plan but I put the TV show in my Netflix queue, in last place mind you, and of course it was delivered. I watched the 1981 British TV series staring John Duttine. My husband likened the series to the original Star Trek.

Ladygodiva7 I had no idea it was a show! I LOVED the book! Now I gotta see it. 3y
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CafeMom
Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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On the night of the green flashes, those that watched became blind and those that did not were spared their sight. Triffids are walking plants that had deadly stingers. The story follows Bill Masen, a sighted man, in this apocalyptic world where chaos reigns. Science fiction is one of my least favorite genre of literature. I have read one other Wyndham book Midwich Cuckoos which I enjoyed. #1001books

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TheEllieMo
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The few remaining sighted people in Britain sought #shelter when the rest of the population had been blinded by a meteor strike and some murderous rhubarb (at least that‘s what the poor special effects of the early 1980s would have us believe!) took advantage of the situation.

#LetsTravelAugust
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Gotta love cheesy special effects! 😂 3y
CarolynM I remember watching that! It was great. 3y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Ice cream season is finally here, yes!
I was really drawn to the premise of this dystopian/sci-fi classic. The majority of the world's population seens to have gone blind after a strange meteor shower and, suddenly, the world as we know it is gone and humongous man-killing plants, the triffids, roam free. I was expecting more action but this turned out to be an suspiciously current reflection on (hu)man's effect on the environment and nature.

ephemeralwaltz While Bill and Josella, who have kept their ability to see, fight against the clock for survival, they have to rethink their position in the world and make way for a new concept of humankind in a space they haven't yet figured out how to exist in. 4y
BarbaraBB I agree the premise is better than the book itself! 4y
Reggie I don‘t know, after your description I‘m still in. Stacked! 4y
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Clare-Dragonfly I went into this book with no expectations and found it great fun—I can definitely see how you would expect more action and be a bit disappointed! 4y
readordierachel I have this on my shelf. I will go in with lower expectations 🤞🏼 4y
ephemeralwaltz @Reggie it is really interesting! You'll like it. 4y
ephemeralwaltz @Clare-Dragonfly that's awesome. I don't know what I was expecting, to be honest. But I couldn't put it down! 4y
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ephemeralwaltz
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#currentlyreading ☀️☀️☀️

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Classic! Love the cover. 4y
ephemeralwaltz @TobeyTheScavengerMonk it's a new edition in Catalan targeted at a YA audience! 😍 they've done a fantastic job. 4y
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xicanti
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Mehso-so

Holy genre-definer, Batman. THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS has obviously had a huge influence on all the post-apocalyptic fiction that's come after it, and that makes it fun to read through an academic lens. It's also very much a How Stuff Works book, with a strong emphasis on the mechanics of survival. Yay!

That said, it's super dated in its treatment of gender and disability, and the ending doesn't entirely satisfy given all the lead-up to it. Poop.

wordzie 🙌 Batman 4y
Avanders lol 💩 4y
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xicanti
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Sometimes you stage a photo shoot to show the good people of Litsy your excellent copy of THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, but you can't get a shot that shows both the book and the little black dog who's helping you read it. Then the little red dog who usually helps you with readerly stuff bursts in and tries to EAT the book, and you give the whole thing up.

MCYmermaid 😂 4y
Tamra 😂😂 4y
MStew Orange edition 😍 4y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I bought this with a wonderfully lurid cover from a library book sale when I was too young to understand the treasure I had found and it has since been lost to time... or my parents‘ attic. 4y
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xicanti
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Here's my December spending log and 2018 total. My excellent GENERATION X haul at Curiosity bumped my total way up, as did THE GROWLER (a fabulous BC craft beer guide) and my lucky Joan D. Vinge find at Bastion Books. Otherwise, I thrifted a bunch of stuff and spent gift cards.

My full year total is higher than I'd like, but I always knew it would be. I tried to buy one new book per month at the beginning of the year, and those ain't cheap.

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kuhkuhbird
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Though dated, I enjoy all versions of this plant-based apocalypse. The 2009 TV series, the 1962 film (by far my favorite), the radio drama, etc. When most of the world is blinded by a meteor shower, this crazy ass plant decides to take over the world.

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Clevercactus
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So here is my current snapshot of where I stand in the #litsyatoz2018 books-into-film version.

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Clevercactus
Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
Mehso-so

Hmm. How can I describe Day of the Triffids? Think Walking Dead with walking plants instead of zombies and the plants stab and kill you instead of biting and killing you. It even starts the same as TWD - the hero wakes up in a hospital unaware that the apocalypse started. Things that make you go hmm. #justsaying #litsyatoz2018

mollyrotondo TWD and 28 Days Later were both very much inspired by this book. So interesting 3y
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Clevercactus
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So, for letter “D” of #litsyatoz Books 📚 into Film 🎥 I chose The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.

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Mcoun
Mehso-so

I found this to be a very ordinary post-apocalyptic novel. It was written in the 50‘s, so I‘m guessing it has inspired others. Nonetheless, it was a quick read and still enjoyable.

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bookishbitch
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I had no idea this was a book. I saw the movie when I was a kid. (It was in black and white.) This is actually a postcard I got in a box of 100 classic sci-fi covers from my local favorite bookstore. Written in 1951 and the movie came out in 1962.

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I was emerging as my own master, and no longer a cog. It might well be a world full of horrors and dangers that I should have to face, but I could take my own steps to deal with it - I would no longer be shoved hither and thither by forces and interests that I neither understood nor cared about.

TheNeverendingTBR Love this cover!! And book! 😊 5y
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tournevis
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1️⃣ Iris Versicolor.
2️⃣ Carrots and mushrooms.
3️⃣ We have a small patch of carrots and radishes, plus lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries and one brocoli in pots. We have two very new house plants, grown by our son in school, so hopefully they won't die a violent death like the previous ones.
4️⃣ Ok.
#gardenparty @REPollock

tpixie If you come to Hutchinson during the end of May : beginning of June, you‘ll have to check out our irises!! 5y
tpixie Do radishes and carrots well in pots? 5y
Clare-Dragonfly I love your plant book recommendation! 😆 5y
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REPollock Your veggie patch sounds lovely! Thanks for perpetuating the meme! 5y
tournevis @tpixie Don't know, which is why they are in the patch. The others do well in pots 5y
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly It was inevitable. 😁 5y
Crazeedi @tpixie radishes do great in porch boxes! Carrots probably do too as long as container deep enough. 5y
Karkar Die a violent death....🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 5y
tpixie @tournevis lol I read it wrong!! Do you plant the broccoli from seed? 5y
tpixie @Crazeedi thx! I wondered! 5y
tournevis @Crazeedi That makes sense. @tpixie 5y
tournevis @tpixie No, we saw one at the garden store when we went to get tye tomatoes. We just decided to try it out. 5y
tournevis @Karkar Teehee 5y
tpixie @tournevis fun ! Good luck! 🍀 5y
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quirkyreader
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I also went to the Salvation Army to find clothes. I found a few things and they were having a book sale. And we know how dangerous those are. One book that is missing was about the writer of “Out of Africa”. I gave that to my mum because she has been wanting it for years.

Aimeesue I love The Day of the Triffids! Wyndham‘s great. 5y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 5! Another horror classic. This is the first installment in the Triffids series. Bill Masen misses the UK's most spectacular meteorite shower since his eyes are bandaged over. Removing them the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He meets Josella, who has also kept her sight, and they leave the city. But beware the Triffids(!): tall, walking, deadly plants! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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ephemeralwaltz
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Isn't it pretty!😍 I love books with colorful #rainbow covers. Just bought this as a gift for a friend. I haven't read it myself.

#MagicalMarch
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Tanisha_A It is indeed rainbow-tiful! 5y
Kalalalatja Awesome cover 👏👏 5y
Tamra Eye catching! 5y
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MayJasper What a beautiful cover for a really frightening story #coversublime to the ridiculous! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s beautiful 😍 5y
ephemeralwaltz @MayJasper Penguin at its best! 5y
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A @Kalalalatja @Tamra @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😍😍 it is. I was looking for anything sci-fi and this one really stood out! 5y
readordierachel So pretty! 5y
vkois88 Pretty! 5y
vivastory I've never seen this edition. I love it! 5y
LeahBergen So pretty! 5y
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Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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Mehso-so

I can't help but feel disappointed after reading this. To fully appreciate it, you must keep in mind that it was written in '51, and that it has influenced so many other works. However, the triffids themselves are just not as horrifying as I would have expected after reading that this was a horror classic. I appreciate the book, but I didn't love it.

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