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The Siege of Trencher s Farm The original novel on which Sam Peckinpah s controversial movie Straw Dogs was based and the inspiration behind a brand new movie by Rod Lurie starring Alexander Skarsg rd and Kate Bosworth due for

  • Title: The Siege of Trencher's Farm
  • Author: Gordon M. Williams
  • ISBN: 9780857681195
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Siege of Trencher's Farm By Gordon M. Williams, The original novel on which Sam Peckinpah s controversial movie Straw Dogs was based, and the inspiration behind a brand new movie by Rod Lurie, starring Alexander Skarsg rd 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 GeorgeThe original novel on which Sam Peckinpah s controversial movie Straw Dogs was based, and the inspiration behind a brand new movie by Rod Lurie, starring Alexander Skarsg rd 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 writing 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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    1. This is a reissue of the long out of print novel that was the basis for the 1971 Sam Peckinpah film STRAW DOGS, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Susan George The film was banned for 26 years in England for it s graphic violence what else could you expect from a Peckinpah film and treatment of women American professor George Magruder and his British wife, Louise, along with their daughter Karen, take a six month lease on an isolated home known locally as Trencher s Farm in order for him to finish [...]

    2. THE SIEGE OF TRENCHER S FARM 1969 Gordon Williams Emblazoned across the front of this novel you read, The Novel That Inspired Straw Dogs You also learn this time from the back cover that they have done a remake of Straw Dogs, directed by Rod Lurie and starring James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, and Alexander Skarsgard whoever any of these people might be What was wrong with the original version Nothing It was one of the most intense and well directed movies I have ever seen Enough is enough This nov [...]

    3. Rating 4.5 starsThe movie Straw Dogs was based on this book the original with Dustin Hoffman 1971 , and the new remake with James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, and the hot guy from True Blood 2011 I haven t seen either movie yet, so I don t know how they compare to the novel Young married couple George and Louise Magruder are considered outsiders when they rent an old farmhouse in a small English town for the winter Just like your typical rednecks in any small southern U.S town, the locals don t take [...]

    4. Probably most people that have an interest in this book will have been drawn to it by an interest in the films Straw Dogs which it inspired It s therefore probably worth establishing straight away that the films at least the first one I haven t seen the remake divert from the book quite substantially Some main differences note some of the following might be considered spoilers are In the film as I recall , the village was the wife s childhood home In the book this is not the case She was from En [...]

    5. Okay, so this book isn t for everyone There is a lot of violence and cheating and aggression and uber creepiness in it.Now that THAT S out of the way.I Love This Book.Which is a surprise, because I absolutely HATED both movies HATED, with a passion, like they had called my momma fat, hated Even Alexander Skarsgard in all his glory could not save the modern remake The only good thing in the entire movie was the siege at the end, and Mr Marsden Even then, I pretty much just wanted to vomit for mos [...]

    6. From civility to brutality that is the backwards evolution of this book And, instead of giving a feeling of recession, this change in character is portrayed as a means of progression Since when is a civil society looked upon as a bad thing I m not sure I agree with the whole outlook, but somehow, Williams makes this perspective on life work for the story.George is an educated man who believes in being rational Succumbing to brute force with people is animalistic in his eyes Of course, when he is [...]

    7. Gordon Williams, The Siege at Trencher s Farm Dell, 1969 originally posted 17Sep2001 Sam Peckinpah and Dustin Hoffman immortalized Williams little morality tale in the early 70s with the film Straw Dogs In true Peckinpah style, the source material was gutted, twisted, and ripped to shreds The Siege at Trencher s Farm itself, while not exactly a model of stiff upper lip British reserve, is to Straw Dogs what Saving Private Ryan is to the sanitized war films of the fifties.Williams gives us a book [...]

    8. I ve just finished reading this book and I have to say I have rather mixed feelings about it For what it s worth, I decided to chase it down here at the Brooklyn Public Library after I d seen both versions of Straw Dogs I was simply curious to know something about a story that had gotten so much directorial cinematic attention My overall reaction I think that Sam Pekinpah s original version with Dustin Hoffman and Susan George was better than Rod Lurie s version with Alexander Skarsg rd and Kate [...]

    9. I was engrossed in this book from beginning to end A man is simply trying to finish a book, moves to England, his wife s home, and finds himself in the middle of a culture that is isolated with quirky folks, volitile twists, and a writer who finds himself and his family in a demanding situation Book is excellent, movie was a winner

    10. Finally found a copy of this book to solve the mystery of the title Straw Dogs after all these years And of course, this phrase is never mentioned in the text In the Peckinpah movie, it was the baffling tagline on the poster, In the eyes of every coward burns a straw dog, while in the remake, David talks about an ancient Chinese ritual where straw dogs were treated with reverence until they were no longer needed and tossed aside Apparently like the former high school football stars working on hi [...]

    11. AHA The book that Straw Dogs 2011 was based on I really wanted to get this down, I knew it was a loose adaptation so I wasn t going to get a lot of insight into Amy s mindset in the first part of that movie where she or less just goes berserk, in her bet to provoke David into a passion about something, anything I really liked how the characters develop over the course of the book The change in both George and Louise throughout the book is phenomenal and amazing to watch Especially, after the Si [...]

    12. This book was OK The book was very difficult but very brillant It kept me on my toes but I just had to like very much concentrate on this book SO it was a challnge becuase it was written like with a diffrent dialogue then im use of reading But overall it was a great book I would suggest it to anyone who likes to read thrillers and suspense then this book is good for you It questions what would you do if this was you Even though Trenchers farm was attackted was George in the wrong for killing eve [...]

    13. Intense and a Page TurnerI could not put this book down It is a smooth read that moves swiftly There are a lot of interesting issues brought up about politics and gender in marriage and in between city and country folk.Some of it is a bit dated, especially Louise s secret desire to be dominated by her husband.The action and suspense is quite good and moves with the pace of a movie I recommend this

    14. This book was well written and fast paced once I got past the first few pages The movie and book are quite a bit different but both are very good in there own way Definitely worth a read I really enjoyed this story.

    15. Entertaining story a page turner A disappointed with respect to the husband wife role fantasies going on in the characters internal dialog it was published in 1969 Nice action thriller though.

    16. George Magruder is an American Professor of English who is working on a book It seemed like a good idea at the time to leave America and rent a remote country house in the Cornish countryside, a quiet and restful place where he might concentrate on his writing It s many years since he and his English wife, Louise, visited England and Louise could introduce their eight year old daughter, Karen, to a different nationality and culture It s a different culture all right The locals of the Cornish vil [...]

    17. After watching the 2011 Straw Dogs, I knew I had to read this book In all honesty, it was a little disappointing I knew it wouldn t be too much like the film, but I was expecting something I couldn t put down.The main thing that REALLY irritated me was the British author s depiction of Americans It was offensive or anything, it just wasn t realistic in the slightest Don t get me wrong, I love British books Georgia Nicholson is one of my favorite characters albeit that is YA writing and this book [...]

    18. For reviews, visit my blog at leighanneslitAmerican professor George Macgruder has traveled to England with his British wife and daughter in hopes of finding a quiet place to finish his book They rent an old house known as Trencher s Farm in a small village It s the holiday season and in the middle of a snow storm on their way home, they accidentally hit a child killer who s escaped from a mental institution Being the nice people that they are, they bring the man home and await the arrival of t [...]

    19. George Magruder is a civilized man, a man who doesn t believe in violence or guns He believes in the advancement of mankind, using debate and discussion to address problems George is an American He married a Brit named Louise and together they have a young impressionable daughter The Magruder family has been living in Louise s country for several months as George works on a research paper They have bypassed the civilized city, renting a sprawling home called Trencher s Farm inside a mysterious v [...]

    20. Gordon Williams, The Siege at Trencher s Farm Dell, 1969 Sam Peckinpah and Dustin Hoffman immortalized Williams little morality tale in the early 70s with the film Straw Dogs In true Peckinpah style, the source material was gutted, twisted, and ripped to shreds The Siege at Trencher s Farm itself, while not exactly a model of stiff upper lip British reserve, is to Straw Dogs what Saving Private Ryan is to the sanitized war films of the fifties.Williams gives us a bookish professor who s taken a [...]

    21. The book is filled with easy commentaries and obvious comparisons between English and American cultures, between bull headed traditions and modernity 1960 s modern, but still , men and women, children and adults, etc I found it added a layer of thoughtfulness to what, otherwise, would have been another bleak and violent thriller By the end, I was surprised at the lasting effect the story had and the philosophical questions of social s it raised On reflection, it also struck me how much our curr [...]

    22. Sam Peckinpah ustan n nl Straw Dogs filminin uyarland kitap Filmin, romandan ok daha gerilimli oldu u, son derece yanl bir g r Ama bence bu kitap, gerilim yaratma konusunda resmen bir r a makta Hayat mda okudu um en adrenalin dolu, okurken en terledi im kitap buydu.Film elbette ok iyi, ancak ayr nt lar n anlat lmas da s zkonusu oldu u i in, ok daha dolu, ok daha incelikle r lm zira ana konu isminden The Siege of the Trencher s Farm de anla laca zere ku atma zerine kurulu, ve o ku atmay ad m ad m [...]

    23. I read this book because I saw the film and was left thinking there had to be As I watched the movie I had a really hard time liking any of the characters or feeling any really sympathy for what they were going through Usually you can read the book and get to know the characters and at least feel something for them Not the case with this one It just seemed a little weak to me The whole main character becoming a of a man through violence and the wife gaining respect for him because of it was a [...]

    24. This story was incredibly violent Like the title of the book states, it is a story about a house comes under attack Specifically, how George comes under attack by locals and has to fight them to a gory death The details of the fights and how it is really described as an all out fight to the death, of scraping nails, bloody sockets, and numb limbs, it was disturbing The story also deals into the sinister lives of small town people and the anxiety that comes with it or because of it George is also [...]

    25. Sure this book is a bit sexist not as much as the movie though and definitely the wife character is loathsome, but the fact is its still really really good.Generally, I found the book superior to the movie I have only seen the original not the remake on almost all levels The only thing I liked about the film was its darker and ambiguous ending scene But in general, this was chock full of both the perspective of the yokels as well as the town background to explain why events transpire as they d [...]

    26. The Siege of Trenchers Farm, a very good book that inspired a great film Though half the book was about two or three hours on Christmas in the village of Dando, Gordon Williams manages to make it exciting and extremely tense The book is clearly written and I particularly liked the way the locals spoke in their own dialect The only criticism I have is that i found the end a little anti climatic, but having said that I enjoyed reading the journey.

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