Wishlist Wednesday [#12]

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on.

Where do I make my lists? First and foremost I use my “sound good” shelf on Goodreads where I basically keep track of all the books I’ve encountered that tickle my fancy. BUT, The Book Depository has my most concise list of all the books that I so dearly want to throw my money at and look at one my shelf.


 This week I’m wishing on . . .

Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

ADD IT ON GOODREADS

Genre: Classics, Science Fiction, Horror
Author: John Wyndham
Published: February 2001
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages: 256 {paperback}

When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital, there is a bitter irony in his situation. Carefully removing his bandages, he realises that he is the only person who can see: everyone else, doctors and patients alike, have been blinded by a meteor shower. Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids – huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to ‘walk’, feeding on human flesh – can have their day.

I’ve been intrigued about reading this book for so long now. I remember watching the movie quite a few years ago now and being thoroughly freaked out by the story. It’s such a wicked tale of a world where everyone’s been blinded but are trying to escape these horrifically scary man-eating plants. Like, SIGN ME UP. I really want to rewatch the movie because I can’t quite remember how it all pans out – I have a sneaky suspicion that I never actually finished watching it (I used to get scared easily, okay? I’ve still not managed to watch King Kong in its entirety).

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this cover design is, yes? God bless Penguin, they make such pretty books. Hopefully I do get to read this one at some point – I’m in no rush to but I feel like this would truly be THE original dystopian sci-fi (I mean, it was written in the 1950s – Cold War time – so take a glance up and see how high my expectations are set).

// GOODREADS // BUY //


Other books by this author . . .

[cover = Goodreads]

Chocky

Genre: Classics, Science Fiction
Author: John Wyndham
Published: January 1970
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 153 {paperback}

The Kraken Wakes

Genre: Classics, Science Fiction, Horror
Author: John Wyndham
Published: August 2008
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 240 {paperback}

Trouble with Lichen

Genre: Classics, Science Fiction
Author: John Wyndham
Published: 2008 {1st pub. 1960}
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 204 {paperback}

The Seeds of Time

Genre: Classics, Science Fiction
Author: John Wyndham
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 215 {paperback}

Consider Her Ways: and Others

Genre: Science Fiction
Author: John Wyndham
Published: September 2014 {1st pub. 1956}
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 190 {paperback}

Web

Genre: Science Fiction, Horror
Author: John Wyndham
Published: June 1987 {1st pub. 1979}
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 141 {paperback}

Stowaway to Mars

Genre: Science Fiction
Author: John Wyndham
Published: December 1972 {1st pub. 1935}
Publisher: Fawcett
Pages: 192 {mass market paper}

The Secret People

Genre: Science Fiction
Author: John Wyndham
Published: January 1974 {1st pub. 1935}
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Pages: 224 {paperback}

The Chrysalids

Genre: Classics, Science Fiction
Author: John Wyndham
Published: June 1977 {1st pub. 1955}
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 200 {mass market paperback}

The Midwich Cuckoos

Genre: Classics, Science Fiction, Horror
Author: John Wyndham
Published: 1958 {1st pub. 1957}
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 220 {mass market paperback}

And he still has written more short stories. Whew.


 Have you read this? What did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments below!


End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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