but did you read the book? #19


The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, adapted for the screen in 1963

3 comments:

Links Panel said...

Yes, I read it after my friends told me about seeing the movie. Though I was but a young teenager, I thought it was a good story. Don't remember how well written it was, as it's been about 45 years since I read it.

chris y said...

Wyndham wasn't a bad writer, although some of his later books (The Midwich Cuckoos, the Chrysalids) were better. I think the book was definitely better than the movie. The characters were far more developed and ambivalent.

DaveJ said...

And of course, The Midwich Cuckoos became The Village of the Damned.