Sunday, 21 March 2010

To see is to be

One of the things that gives Wyndham's novel The Day of the Triffids its great resonance (over and above its memorable hostile walking plants, and its detailed, matter-of-fact compelling sense of societal breakdown) is the way it treats blindness. Blind people, it says, unabashedly, aren't really people. Human existence is sight.

1 comment:

香蕉哥哥 said...

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.............................................