30 January 2012

A parallel universe

I've referred to the movies 'Deliverance' and 'Straw Dogs' in the past and drawn parallels between them and the Somerton story. As 'Report Day' draws ever nearer, it might be useful for anyone unfamiliar with these movies to look them up. In simple terms, the plots are similar in that they deal with the plight of outsiders who stumble upon inbred and isolated communities where the normal laws of society are not recognised. Somerton brings that plot up to date and Somerton's 'Old Guard' are playing out the part of the fearful inbreds with remarkable commitment.

Till next revelation, I'm still Niall Connolly