|Monkey Wrench Gang, the (1975) [Novel]|
by Edward Abbey
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A comic extravaganza. This book is comic relief from the first
to the last page as we meet the four central characters and follow them
through their escapades as the first 'hard-core' environmentalists of
the American West. We meet George Washington Hayduke III, a retired
green beret and as crude as they come, as he repays the sheriff's foul
treatment that he has received by stealing his car and leaving it on the
railway tracks. Doc, a medical doctor in a small town, expresses
"Everyone has to have a hobby" as we find him engaged in his: he is
burning down the billboards on the side of the highway. Bonnie, a
beautiful but opinionated young woman, and Seldom Seen Smith, an unkempt
wilderness guide complete the set as they set off to challenge the
corporations that want to exploit the great outwest.
...oh my desert
yours is the only death I cannot bear.
Original title: The Monkey Wrench Gang
Quotes: 1 (show them)
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Comedy and Parody
Fiction→ Western→ The West Still Lives