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The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
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May 27, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: classics, fiction
Recommended to Heather by: Read about Edward Abbey in "Into the Wild"
Recommended for: nobody, or maybe people who really read into things
Read in June, 2009

I must say that I am dissappointed by this book. I had high hopes. But either I'm missing something, or it's just not a good book.

To start, the first quarter is pretty boring, with what seems like endless rambling. The story was somewhat interesting, but I kept asking myself, "And where is this leading?"

In addition, the climax grabbed my attention, but the way it concluded left me pretty upset. What turned out to be a very important moment in the book was poorly (or is my ability inadequate?) explained.

The ending was really strange. I did not like the conclusion. I don't want to give it up, but it seems like the spirit of the book was abandoned.

Overall, not impressed.

Or, again, maybe I'm missing something...

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Reading Progress

06/24/2009 page 250
59.38% "Been having trouble finding time to read. But this hotel stay has given me some free time. Maybe I'll finish tonight."

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