Scarey, exciting and prophtetic
Day of the Triffids
I was drawn to the idea of being the last man on earth and having to save myself, then a single person, then a whole community from both the dregs of society left after the calamity and also the triffids. Many a game in the playground was made up based on these issues!!
I was introduced to this when I heard the radio production while staying in a guest house on holiday in about 1970. Capitivating. The book is brilliant. It's just so, so bleak at the start. I tried to read it to my son, but it was just too depressing. I think everthing crichto says about the book is true, but for real millenialist angst, read The Kraken Wakes. Sheer genius.