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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
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Jun 19, 11

bookshelves: sai-king-recommends, horror-supernatural, apocalyptic-dystopian, mystery-thriller
Read from June 18 to 19, 2011

Stephen King recommended author as his "favorite in the field" (science fiction) mentioned in Chapter 2 of the Berkley's 1983 paperback edition of Danse Macabre.


This book noted as "important to the genre we have been discussing" from Danse Macabre, published in 1981.

I can't believe I managed to miss this one when I was growing up. I don't even remember seeing the movie. A story ahead of it's time and very intriguing. I raced through it caring deeply for the protagonists and their chances of survival. However, I have to say some of the moral politics didn't play well and seemed rather one-sided... man must provide for barefoot woman having babies... hmmmm. One character, Coker, rattles on and on ad nauseum, in places. But, overall, I enjoyed this classic.
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