The Siege of Trencher's Farm

The Novel That Inspired Straw Dogs

Williams, Gordon M.

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Siege of Trencher's Farm
"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 threatens his very survival and that of his family."--P. [4] of cover.

Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0857681192
Branch Call Number: FICTION WILLIAMS 2011
Characteristics: 225 p. ;,21 cm


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After viewing Sam Peckinpah’s film version of this novel, "Straw Dogs," I had to read the source material. Williams’s story is infinitely more gripping and rewarding. Another glimpse into society’s hazy reactions to mental illness and the paranoia it can instill, this story of an Ameri... Read More »

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