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The Monkey Wrench Gang

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    A must read for all lovers of nature.

    A must read for all lovers of nature.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2008

    Great read

    This book is mischievous and absolutely funny. Written in a down to earth style that tells the adventures of four people who bring out the spirit of rabble Americans. I choose this book for a read in a college course I am taking and we just happen to have this book on our shelf. I was very pleased with this book it had me consumed in the journeys and the spirit of each character. Abbey really knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. If you have not read this then you should it offers a much bigger perspective upon this work we do live in, now it¿s your choice if you wish to follow in the foot steps of ole George Hayduke, Doc. Savis, Seldom seen Smith, and Bonnie Abbzug!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2001

    Edward Abbey's use of dialect brings the action right to you.

    The ¿Monkey Wrench Gang¿ by Edward Abbey is set in, and around the Four Corners in the mid 1970¿s. A retired doctor, an ex green beret, a die-hard environmentalist, and a hearty outdoorsman, four eco-terrorists have joined to prevent the destruction of the land. They all have one mindset destroy any mechanics that hinder natural movement, such as dams and bridges! They don¿t do this in peaceful ways but only in mass destruction. A reader notices that the author is obviously trying to persuade them through the use of the character¿s dialect. The use of dialect between characters shows the reader plot, setting, conflict, and theme. The book shows the author¿s views and try¿s to persuade his audience. It is shows that he has a strong opinion on the Governments authority. He makes the reader think and uses a lot of action to keep them in suspense. The eco-terrorists blow up dams and bridges anything that may destroy natural movement. This shows that the author also has a strong opinion of destruction of natural land. The dialect between the characters shows these feelings well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    STEPHEN KING IS WRONG!

    Stephen King says it's a waste of time to read a book more than once. He obviously hasn't read The Monkey Wrench Gang. This book just keeps getting better! Abbey takes your breath away with his phenominal writing skills and before you can catch it he steals it again with his riviting prowse. I hope to read this book till it's tattered and then buy another copy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Jordan

    *Climbs to the top of the skyscraper, pulls down the cut-out, stabs it, rips it to shreads, burns it, then spits on the ashes.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2009

    Monkey

    Monkeys use feces as a medium and you as a canvas

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2004

    Comedy at its best

    This is the bomb !!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2001

    America the Beautiful--let's keep it that way!

    This book is scandalous, mischievous and absolutely right on. Written in a funny, earthy, passionate style, it tells the adventures of four miscreant people who personify the spirit of America at it's best--rabble-rousing, irrepressible, wilderness loving, and ridiculous--who decide to try to save a part of it. A wild read that will have you laughing and holding on to the edge of your seat all the way. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2000

    Point of view helps reveal the characters

    The Monkey Wrench Gang is made up of four environmentalists who come together and take action in protecting the environment. The four environmentalists are George Hayduke, Seldom Seen Smith, A.K. Doc Sarvis and Ms. B. Abbzug. Hayduke is a burnt out old veteran, who is a little crazy, and is not afraid to take a risk. Seldom Seen Smith is a polygamist and an outdoorsman, who takes people rafting down the San Juan River. Doc Sarvis is an old doctor who lives and works in New Mexico. Bonnie Abbzug is a very gorgeous young woman who loves an adventure. She is Doc Sarvis. They all meet on a rafting trip down the San Juan River. From there they began to setup places and times to meet. Their plan is to destroy bridges, dams, machinery and anything else that affected the environment. The group organizes and plans to destroy one thing at a time. They get all the supplies they need then they go and do the job and get out of there as soon as they can. Then they all go different ways and meet up again a week or two later. The story takes place in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. <P> Edward Abby used third person point of view in the story to give the reader very in-depth detail about each one of the characters. This point of view also shows the reader what each of the characters is doing when they were not together. When the Monkey Wrench Gang is not together, Edward Abby doesn¿t just talk about one person. He switches back and forth between the characters. He talks about one character and what they plan to do and then at the height of the action he switches to another character. By doing this he keeps the reader on the edge of his seat. Edward Abby does this repeatedly throughout the story.

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