The Monkey Wrench Gang

The Monkey Wrench Gang

Book - 1975 | 1st ed.
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Four irate rebels join forces to wage war on the stripminers, clear-cutters, and the highway and dam and bridge builders who are turning their natural habitat into a wasteland. A new Introduction by historian Brinkley puts this enduring cult classic in perspective by placing it at the forefront of an important historical movement.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lippincott, [1975]
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780397010844
0397010842
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 352 p. : map (on lining paper) ; 24 cm. $8.95.

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_McGeek_ Dec 17, 2019

I would add this to a classics-must read before you die list. Similar to On the Road by Jack Kerouac, this book inspired and gave direction to a generation of off beat thinkers, only instead of inspiring a simple alternative lifestyle and thrifty travels, this inspired the Eco Terrorist movement, or at least part of it.
This book is criticized (and understandably so, I rolled my eyes a few times) for it's out of date portrayal of women and Indigenous peoples, and the characters are definitely hypocrites, but if you can put aside it's lack of PC-ness and embrace this rough around the edges, rag tag group of misfits then you're in for a good time. I found myself laughing lots, if not occasionally gasping at their page turning adventures.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who isn't easily offended, enjoys reading adventure novels, dark humor, or cult classics.

AnnabelleLee27 May 13, 2019

First read this 30 years ago, and it is still amazing. Only now did I get the possible tie-in with The Brave Cowboy (wow!). As always I wish for a more thoughtful treatment of women and Native Americans (sigh). Still, this is classic Abbey; abrasive, tender, challenging, inspiring, sometimes cringe-worthy, funny, and incredibly prescient.

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LibraryUser53
Aug 17, 2013

Ecology-minded Doc, Bonnie, Seldom-Seen, and Hayduke don't take kindly to seeing their beloved American Southwest canyon country privatized, subdivided, bulldozed, paved-over, strip mined, overgrazed, or otherwise defiled by land speculators and corporate energy conglomerates. No, no they don't. That much is certain. But what to do about it? Well, let's just say they have their methods. To them, it's a battle between good and evil for the environment. "Somebody has to do it!" says Bonnie. Set in southern Utah, this group of four rag-tagged eco-freaks proceed to do it. Throw a monkey wrench into the works. In a major way. But in the end, will the "Monkey Wrench Gang" or the moneyed interests prevail? Highly recommended.

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Aug 17, 2013

When the situation is hopeless, there is nothing to worry about.

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