Monday, July 30, 2007

Reviewed: "Day of the Triffids" by John Wyndham

Since M is enrolled in our local library reading clubs, J & I decided to participate, too. Our library has a Bingo card for teens/adults.

So, I had to read a book written before I was born. J kept telling me to read the first chapter and it'll grab you - and he's right.

Basically, a Triffid is a carnivorous plant that can walk and extremely deadly to humans. The stingers can be removed, thus rendering them fairly harmless for a couple of years.

One night, there was a comet trail that the whole world was able to see. Anyone who watched the comet became blind the next day - thus plunging the world into total chaos.

It's a terrific read. Much better than any of the movie adaptations.

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