The Monkey Wrench Gang, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Audacious, controversial and hilarious, The Monkey Wrench Gang is Edward Abbey's masterpiece - a big, boisterous and unforgettable novel about freedom and commitment that ignited the flames of environmental activism.

Throughout the vast American West, nature is being vicitimized by a Big Government / Big Business conspiracy of bridges, dams and concrete.

But a motley gang of individuals has decided that enough is enough.

A burnt-out veteran, a mad doctor and a polygamist join forces in a noble cause: to dismantle the machinery of progress through peaceful means, or otherwise.


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Tag says it all really. Story of a bunch of ecoteurs travelling around the SW of the USA wrecking stuff. Well told in a kind of sort of ironicish way. Entertaining and inspiring.

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Entertaining story & interesting premise with attractive descriptions of the beautful desert country. Four different characters seek to put a monkeywrench in the churning of the western environment for the right reasons.

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Violent in writing if not necessarily in the actions described, this book deals brilliantly deals with the difficulty of acting when the political system is seen not to be responsive to the problematic relationship between business and the environment. Humourous, topic and relevant

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