Nature vs nurture turns out to be a bloodbath

The wide open outback offers plenty of space for someone to hide. Or to hide a body.

When wiry youngster Mick Taylor starts as a jackaroo at a remote Western Australian sheep station, he tries to keep his head down among the rough company of the farmhands. But he can't keep the devils inside him hidden for long.

It turns out he's not the only one with the killer impulse – and the other psychopaths don't appreciate competition. Is Cutter, the station's surly shooter, on to him? And what are the cops really up to as they follow the trail of the dead?

In the first of a blood-soaked series of Wolf Creek prequel novels, the cult film's writer/director Greg Mclean and horror writer Aaron Sterns take us back to the beginning, when Mick was a scrawny boy, the only witness to the grisly death of his little sister. Origin provides an unforgettably bloody answer to the question of nature vs nurture. What made Mick Taylor Australian horror's most terrifying psycho killer?

Author

Greg McLean

Greg Mclean came to world attention in 2005 with his debut feature film, Wolf Creek, creating one of Australia's most memorable and horrific characters, Mick Taylor (played by John Jarratt). Mclean also wrote, directed and produced Rogue (2007) and was executive producer of Red Hill (2012) and Crawlspace (2013). He is the author of the four-part comic book series Dark Axis: Secret Battles of WW2 and the graphic novel Sebastian Hawks – Creature Hunter. His long-awaited sequel to his first feature, Wolf Creek 2, will be released February 2014.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Wolf Creek

Review Review - ORIGIN, Greg McLean and Aaron Sterns
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Blog CR - Origin: Wolf Creek Book 1
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Aaron Sterns

Aaron Sterns was the co-writer of the film Wolf Creek 2 and script editor of Rogue. A former lecturer in Gothic and Subversive Fiction, editor of The Journal of the Australian Horror Writers, and researcher in postmodern horror, Sterns is the author of stories both Aurealis Award–nominated and Year's Best Fantasy & Horror–recommended. He lives in Melbourne with his partner of fifteen years and their newly brewed daughter, the third of the 'Wolf Creek babies'.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Wolf Creek

Review Review - ORIGIN, Greg McLean and Aaron Sterns
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Blog CR - Origin: Wolf Creek Book 1
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
ISBN
9780143566717
Year of Publication
Publisher
Series
Book Number (in series)
1
Review Review - ORIGIN, Greg McLean and Aaron Sterns
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Blog CR - Origin: Wolf Creek Book 1
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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