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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
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Jun 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction
Read from June 02 to 14, 2011

This book is prescient in many ways, positing a disaster brought on by a combination of satellite weapons and genetic modification gone awry. I read this many years ago. This read through I appreciated the handling of human nature in a plague/apocalyptic atmosphere. Do individuals cut their losses in order to keep human kind alive or do you help the afflicted knowing you're only buying them a little bit of time before their death. I couldn't give the book a five because the love interest seemed clunky and contrived. Otherwise this is a fantastic piece of speculative fiction.
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