Jun
30
2017

Book of the Week: The Day of the Triffids.

John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids is of interest to me not just because of the book, but because for some reason I thought that I was thinking of the 1962 movie version of it when I was actually thinking of the 1981 BBC miniseries. Which makes more sense, because I was wondering how 1962 could have possibly managed to make a movie that was actually faithful to the book. Short answer: it didn’t, of course.  Anyway, good book, well worth revisiting’ but just remember that it was written in the 1950s.

And so, adieu to A Civil Campaign.

 

3 Comments

  • Aruges says:

    I remember seeing the 62 DotT movie the week before heading off to summer camp as a kid. Spent the first few nights at camp, terrified at night noises.

  • jeboyle says:

    I saw the movie in 1962, but missed the BBC miniseries. I’m going to have to look that up if its true to the book.

    Wyndham was quite the influence on English Language SF in the 1950’s; if you get the chance, take a look at his other books, such as The Midwich Cuckoos, the basis for Village of the Damned.

  • Luke says:

    Mandela effect is in full effect.
    .
    I distinctly remember reading The Day off the Triffids as a short story. Worse, I know exactly what compilation I read it in. (Which unaccountably went missing from my personal library when it was in storage.)

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