The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

The Monkey Wrench Gang

Monkey Wrench Gang #1

Edward Abbey

fiction classics nature politics adventurous funny reflective medium-paced

560 pages | first published 1975

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Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, a...
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Moods

adventurous 94%
funny 52%
tense 42%
dark 36%
emotional 21%
inspiring 21%
lighthearted 21%
reflective 21%
challenging 15%
informative 15%
hopeful 10%
mysterious 10%
relaxing 5%
sad 5%

Pace

medium 68%
fast 21%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Plot: 25% | Character: 18%

Strong character development?

No: 46% | Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 13%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 64% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 23%

Average rating

3.77