The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham

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The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham

Postby Omphalos » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:09 am

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Postby Freakzilla » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:55 am

I'll never be able to see that title without thinking of Rocky Horror.

"WTF is a Triffid?"

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Postby GamePlayer » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:57 am

I've read this one. A friend gave it to me for Christmas. It was a little dated, to read it in 2005 I mean. But it wasn't bad and the triffids were a much more plausible harbinger of the apocalypse than the silly zombie. Speaking of which, I really found that the film "28 Days Later" had a lot of the same feel as Wyndham's book. Perhaps I was just projecting unto "Day of the Triffids" but despite the difference in era, the two works felt alike in a good way.

Anyway, not a bad book and a very quick read.
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Postby The Phantom » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:33 am

I just found this one at work in the little library they have, (which also includes the Lazarus Effect, which I thought was pretty cool). Picked it up when my laptop was in for repairs and loved it. took it home to finish and couldn't put it down. awesome read.
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Postby Dune Nerd » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:33 pm

I too picked this one up and could not put it down. Watched the miniseries a couple of weeks back and enjoyed that as well. Not as much as the book but at least it was relatively faithful to the book.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:20 pm

Ive got the miniseries sitting in my queue.
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Postby The Phantom » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:35 am

Omphalos wrote:Ive got the miniseries sitting in my queue.


miniseries hmm... i wasn't aware of that.. Megavideo FTW..
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Postby Dune Nerd » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:42 pm

Omphalos wrote:Ive got the miniseries sitting in my queue.


It was available on the free instant watch when I watched it. You may not have to wait on it to come in the mail....
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:58 pm

Dune Nerd wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Ive got the miniseries sitting in my queue.


It was available on the free instant watch when I watched it. You may not have to wait on it to come in the mail....


Id rather watch it on the TV.
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Postby Dune Nerd » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:50 am

All you need is a HDMI to DVI cable and you can do that!

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Postby Omphalos » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:24 am

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