In this post-apocalyptic novel, carnivorous mobile plants called triffids wreak havoc in Cold War-era England. When a freak meteor shower (or something more insidious) leaves much of the population blind and the triffids free to roam and slaughter, biologist Bill Masen and his compatriots must fight for survival amid the chaos. As they do so, they battle not only the deadly triffids, but more human dangers as well.
Professor Mary Bowden will lead a discussion of The Day of the Triffids on July 15 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. You can join via the reading group Zoom chat. You can also borrow an e-book of The Day of the Triffids from the University of Delaware Library. Access is unlimited, so several people can borrow it simultaneously.