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Playing out the string

Author: B J Leggett
Publisher: [Livingston] : Livingston Press, University of West Alabama, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"If Alfred Hitchcock had lived to direct a movie about the abuse of political correctness, it would have been Playing Out the String. This is a frightening novel of rabid political correctness, mistaken identity, mounting circumstances, and the will to destroy a man. Robert McCabe is a professor of film at a Tennessee University. Until this semester he's passed his time trading film quotes with another professor to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Suspense fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leggett, B.J. (Bobby Joe), 1938-
Playing out the string.
[Livingston] : Livingston Press, University of West Alabama, ©2004
(OCoLC)644279001
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B J Leggett
ISBN: 1931982430 9781931982436 1931982449 9781931982443
OCLC Number: 57056006
Description: 198 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
Responsibility: B.J. Leggett.

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"If Alfred Hitchcock had lived to direct a movie about the abuse of political correctness, it would have been Playing Out the String. This is a frightening novel of rabid political correctness, mistaken identity, mounting circumstances, and the will to destroy a man. Robert McCabe is a professor of film at a Tennessee University. Until this semester he's passed his time trading film quotes with another professor to make a game of current events. Then a woman accuses him of exposing himself over the summer in the university library, and the quotes take on a new seriousness, starting with Ernest Borgnine's "playing out the string" from his movie The Wild Bunch. Borgnine says this directly to indicate a fatalistic will to continue despite overwhelming odds. And sure enough, he and his friends are killed by gunfire. Amid mounting accusations will McCabe end in a similar spiral? Especially after he refuses to hire a lawyer and contacts a local journalist to give his side of the story."--Jacket.

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