At the end of THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, the hero, Bill Masen, his wife and four-year-old son leave the British mainland to join a new colony on the Isle of Wight. This tiny community, temporarily safe in its island fortress, begins its work not only to eradicate the triffid menace but also to lay the foundations for a new civilization. THE NIGHT OF THE TRIFFIDS takes up the story twenty-five years later. David Masen, the now grown-up son of Bill, is a pilot, still searching for a method of destroying the implacable triffid plant as it continues its worldwide march, seemingly intent on wiping out humankind. David eventually manages to reach New York, where a very different sort of colony has been set up, a colony whose members seem to be immune to the triffid string and where David comes face to face with an old enemy from his father's past.
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'The hottest new purveyor of horrific thrills currently working on these shores' -- Big Issue Praise for Simon Clark: 'A master of eerie thrills' -- Richard Laymon 'Simon Clark is a well-established horror writer whose stories are told with pace, style and always with a surreal twist' -- Newcastle Evening Chronicle 'To say that Simon Clark is the best novelist to emerge this decade is self-evident. Simon has simply outgrown genre restrictions' -- Andrew Darlington NIGHT OF THE TRIFFIDS, essentially a story of good versus evil, is an intriguing and enjoyable sequel that should delight appreciators of Wyndham's work. Simon Clark dedicates his novel to the memory of John Wyndham (1903-1969) -- The Third Alternative "A definite confirmation of this author's growing reputation as one of the top genre novelists around today." -- Starburst (The Night of The Triffids) "Readers will relish Clark's uncomplicated cocktail of chlorophyl and human blood." Financial Times on The Night of the Triffids -- Financial Times 'The writing is crisp and unfussy' -- The Scotsman 'The pace of the story is breakneck and the climax exhilarating' -- The Scotsman 'Simon Clark is a wonderful writer. He has what it takes to be another Stephen King.' -- Bentley Little - Hell Notes.
About Simon Clark
Simon Clark's short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including Darklands 2, Dark Voices 5 and The Year's Best Horror Stories (four times). He has published two collections of short stories, and seven previous novels. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and he has also written prose material for the rock band U2.
Night of the Triffids by Simon Clark
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