The Siege of Trencher's Farm - Straw Dogs

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The original novel on which Sam Peckinpah's controversial movie Straw Dogs was based, and which has now been made into a brand-new movie by Rod Lurie, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth - due for release in September 2011.

American professor George Magruder, his wife Louise and their daughter rent an old, isolated house known as Trencher's Farm in Cornwall, so George can finish his book. When George accidentally runs over a convicted child killer on the loose from a ...

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Overview

The original novel on which Sam Peckinpah's controversial movie Straw Dogs was based, and which has now been made into a brand-new movie by Rod Lurie, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth - due for release in September 2011.

American professor George Magruder, his wife Louise and their daughter rent an old, isolated house known as Trencher's Farm in Cornwall, so George can finish his book. When George accidentally runs over a convicted child killer on the loose from a mental asylum, he confronts the brutal locals and sets in train a series of violent events that threaten his very survival and that of his family.

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"Williams’ sparse, almost Spartan prose is littered with a handful of really great turns of the phrase and a strong sense of narrative timing that keeps you turning page after page. Far from your standard potboiler, THE SIEGE OF TRENCHER’S FARM is a classic of the genre and a perfect example of how to take a simple, violent encounter and stretch it for well over a hundred pages without ever feeling like it is simply spinning its wheels." - Ain't It Cool

"Williams’ carefully measured and page-turning plotting, and finely tuned attention to the undercurrents of this story, keep things compelling." - The Playlist

"A prime example of modern storytelling infusing noir and other genres into an original concoction of fiction, The Siege of Trencher’s Farm doesn’t waste any time delivering a wise and well thought-out message." - Review Fix

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857681195
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 595,994
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Williams is the author of over 20 novels, including From Scenes Like These which was nominated for the Booker prize in 1969. His most famous work The Siege of Trencher’s Farm was adapted into Sam Peckinpath’s controversial 1971 movie Straw Dogs.

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

    great book

    Started off slow, then took off, don't put it down because the beginning drags abit.

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