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The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
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Aug 02, 2011

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This is not great literature by any stretch of the imagination nor is it's Abbeys best writing. But it's fun pulp and a lot of what is expressed in this book speaks to me on some level. Apparently it spoke to a lot of people since you can probably credit it with codifying the ideologies for Earth First, ELF and other such groups. I can't recommend this book as it focuses more on blowing things up than on expressing the reverence that Abbey is famous for, but if you are interested in knowing why people burn down ski lodges and spike trees, this is probably the best source. One really great thing about the The Monkey Wrench Gang is that buying it, or writing a review of it, or even reading this review will probably get you put on a terrorist watch list and it is the duty of every patriotic American to be put on a terrorist watch list. ;)

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