Originally Posted by corroonb
It was a terrible pulp horror set in New York and the triffids were beefed up into far more monstrous creatures. Badly written, cliched and, worst of all, disrespectful.
That sounds ghastly. John Wyndham was such an understated writer, a master at his craft and criminally underrated compared to others of that generation. The opening to Day of the Triffids is still one of the best in literature.