Monday, July 08, 2013

The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

This is the seventeenth in my one-book-at-a-time bookshelf.

When I re-read this recently I was surprised by the old fashioned nature of the writing and the extent of John Wyndham's vocabulary. It is a science fiction book written in a style we don't see today. However I wasn't surprised to find the story was still gripping and thought provoking. It is an excellent book on so many levels.

I might add that this Penguin Classic edition is nicely printed and easy to read, but they haven't covered themselves in glory by their choice of cover image. Yuk. Really!


  1. Ugh, hideous cover! (I actually had not seen this one before. Very X-Files-esque.)

    As for the book, I've read and enjoyed it too.

  2. Not getting much disagreement over the hideous cover. Won't be the last bad cover n a good book.