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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids by John WyndhamThe Day of The Triffids by John Wyndham – the first post-apocalyptic novel, to whom I owe my love of the genre. I read it at 13 and it blew all my ideas about literature. Before that I mostly read children’s and teenage classics. That something similar to what is happening in the novel, it is in principle possible, I was not thinking. It is small, but John Wyndham has revealed all the charm of post-apocalyptic literature in these three hundred pages. Well, the conclusion after reading suggests itself: survival in the event of a global catastrophe is unpredictable and depends on the will of the case. No backfilling reserves with salt and bullets in the deep forests of Michigan will not save us. Welcome to the world of decay!

If the day starts Sunday silence, and you know that it’s Wednesday, so, something is amiss. Sometimes one evening the people of London watched with interest the unusual phenomenon of a green star rain, illuminating the sky. The next morning the witnesses of the mysterious phenomenon woke up blind, and it soon became clear that the vision has lost almost the entire population of the Earth. In the world big changes are coming.

Those few who managed to preserve the eyesight, get almost unlimited power and access to resources accumulated by mankind. But the trouble is, as you know, doesn’t come alone and comes into action the third force: the triffids, intelligent carnivorous plants that can move and hunt people. Complex security system designed to deter a very valuable but extremely dangerous plants, crashes, and the triffids break free…