Thursday, 28 October 2010

Theme Thursday - Monster

A great choice of theme this week on Theme Thursday - Monster. Below are scans of my paperback copies of novels by one of my favourite authors, John Wyndham, both featuring monsters of one kind or another. The first paperback is 'The Day of the Triffids', originally published in 1951, this is the 1965 Penguin paperback version. My first encounter with Triffids was watching the 1980's TV series, which I thought was much earlier so perhaps it was the 1962 film version that I saw some time in the late 1970's. Either way, I remember it vividly and being very scared at the time.

The second paperback is 'The Kraken Wakes', which is also the title of a poem by Alfred Tennyson. Wyndham's novel was first published in 1953 and the version here is Penguin's 1973 version. As far as I can tell this has never been made into a film, although I'm sure the plot has been used in various 'creatures from the deep' type films.

As usual, lots of vintage magazines and books on my web site, and also vintage postcards


  1. Love the illustration on the "Triffids" book!

  2. Triffids!

    So that's where Half-Moose gets it from.

  3. Thanks for the vicarious introductions. -j

  4. yes! the triffids are an excellant invention--and i suspect many recent horror movies have stolen plot lines from this classic

  5. Oh, thanks for the reminder! I've been meaning to read Triffids forEVER. Good TT!


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