- Aug 21, 2010
PS I think it's often forgotten (and I forgot to mention) that there's a third catastrophe in Triffids, a disease epidemic that kills a great many people swiftly. One could argue that Wyndham should have conveyed its horrors a bit more aggressively. One could also argue that the attentive reader will not need graphic accounts thereof. Those who think Wyndham should have depicted more roving bands of murderous thieves etc. should remember that so many people die quickly that one need not imagine constant violent competition for foodstuffs.