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The Day of the Triffids (Penguin Modern Classics)

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In the world of the blind, the plant is

10 years, 8 months ago at Apr 19 0:05
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From an early age, my Dad would always talked about this book as if it were the Bible. His favourite book by far and always on his recommendation list whenever I'm in a bookstore or a library with him.

After seeing the film and the TV series, I thought I'd best try this sucker out. Both were low budget and didn't do the storyline any justice.

After an accident causing... read more

Filmic Apocalyptic Tale Without The Clichés

10 years, 4 months ago at Aug 7 13:15
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‘When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere’

I’m not one for normally remembering quotes but this one has stuck in my head.
Used in the opening sentences it perfectly sets up the tone for the rest of the book; an eerie misplaced and hauntingly plausible and uncanny dystopian epic.
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Manufacturer: Penguin Classics
Release date: 22 February 2001
ISBN-10 : 0141185414 | ISBN-13: 9780141185415
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