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The Monkey Wrench Gang | [Edward Abbey]

The Monkey Wrench Gang

Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power - taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat.
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Publisher's Summary

Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power - taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat. The Monkey Wrench Gang is on the move - and peaceful coexistence be damned!

©1975 Edward Abbey, renewed 2003 by Clarke Abbey (P)2012 Tantor

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"Mixes comedy and chaos with enough chase sequences to leave you hungering for more." (San Francisco Chronicle)

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    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 05-10-12
    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Excellent Westlake-ian caper"
    What did you like best about this story?

    this is an excellent fun caper very much in the vein of Westlake and his comic crime novels. the tone and voice is very much Westlake. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has a very topical theme with the environmentalist sabotage but the novel is well written with sly asides and jabs and there are many intelligent allusions to literature and conventions along the way.


    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    another reason I enjoyed it is Kramer's narration. he has been a favorite of mine since i first ran across him listening to Westlake titles he narrated for Books on Tape. I hope those recordings will some day be available on Audible also as they are excellent. he narrated most of the Dortmunder series which is great as well as other Westlakes. his voice coupled with this story threw me into a state of deja vu and nostalgia for those titles. he is a narrator that is perfect for this style of fun sly fiction and i hope this means he will show up in many other titles.


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    Steven Tucson, AZ, United States 12-19-13
    Steven Tucson, AZ, United States 12-19-13
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    "Hayduke Lives!"
    If you could sum up The Monkey Wrench Gang in three words, what would they be?

    Eco-terrorism Reigns Dear


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    George Hayduke is too obvious. I enjoyed Bonnie Abzug balancing the attentions of two men simultaneously while bringing her female perspective to every escapade.


    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    You eventually accept his personal characterizations of the player's voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Knew of this book for forty years but hadn't read it. As a younger man, it could have inspired eco-anarchy in me .


    Any additional comments?

    Edward Abbey is particularly adept at describing the southwest landscape. I live in Tucson, Arizona. During the late 1970's and into the 1980's bumper stickers that said "Hayduke LIves!" were common in the area.
    One can occasionally find one... even today.

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