Day of the Triffids Author:John Wyndham WHAT WERE THEY - Those hideous triffids roaming the ruins of the Earth? — Until a few short hours ago -- — before the sky exploded into a shower — of flaming green hell -- triffids had been — regarded as merely a curious and profitable form of plant — life. Now these shadowy vegetable creatures — became a crawling, killing nightmare of pain and horror... more ».
Madness hung in the air, fear lurked in every side street,
death hovered in every doorway. Stripped of civilized
veneer by terror and desperation, the handful of surviving
humans began to turn on each other.
And all the while the triffids watched and waited...« less