Supplementary: The Day of the Triffids – a closer look at murder/suicide

Yesterday’s post on ‘The Day of the Triffids’ was getting overly long, and I wanted to spend some time looking more closely at the scene below from chapter 5, ‘A Light in the Night’. I think it demonstrates Wyndham’s “less is more” technique. it also provides a further perspective on the question of how toContinue reading “Supplementary: The Day of the Triffids – a closer look at murder/suicide”

Book review: The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham, 1951

The term “cosy catastrophe” was coined by the author Brian Aldiss. “The essence of cosy catastrophe is that the hero should have a pretty good time (a girl, free suites at the Savoy, automobiles for the taking) while everyone else is dying off.” Aldiss coined the term to critique John Wyndham’s classic ‘The Day of the Triffids’.Continue reading “Book review: The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham, 1951”