By Gordon Williams
The unique novel on which Sam Peckinpah's arguable motion picture Straw Dogs was once established, and the foundation in the back of a brand-new motion picture by way of Rod Lurie, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth - due for free up in September 2011.
American professor George Magruder, his spouse Louise and their daughter lease an outdated, remoted apartment often called Trencher's Farm in Cornwall, so George can end writing his e-book. whilst George by chance runs over a convicted baby killer at the unfastened from a psychological asylum, he confronts the brutal locals and units in teach a sequence of violent occasions that threaten his very survival and that of his kinfolk.
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What were the odds of that? Maybe he should’ve done something—although he wasn’t sure what—when Russell started to complain about the memories. But no, he’d blown Russell off, figuring the problem would simply go away. It didn’t. Then, two months ago, a request for a copy of Russell’s medical records landed on his 56 | A L L E N W Y L E R desk to be sent to McCarthy’s office. He blew that off too. Two weeks later another request arrived. Again he ignored it, figuring fuck McCarthy. A request for Baker’s files followed.