Day of the Triffids, The by John Wyndham
This book is sci-fi at its best.
It is London in the 50's. A light show happens one night. All who watched it are turned blind. From there it follows a man who was bandaged at the time in hospital. As he journeys around, finding other survivors and fighting off a mysterious alien plant, a triffid, in a end of the world scenario.
The events in this book stay in your mind long after you read the book.
All I have to complain about is that it is a fairly short read.
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