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#53994 - 07/02/06 08:21 AM Edward Abbey
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Hello all,

Im currently reading Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey. I like it a lot to say the least. I also read "Beyond the Wall" and enjoyed that thoroughly.
Can anyone recommend any other books written by Abbey?

I know I could read the reviews on Amazon.com but I like the feedback on here much more.

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#53995 - 07/02/06 08:59 AM Re: Edward Abbey
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Registered: 12/31/01
Posts: 2842
Loc: Washington
What, you haven't read The Monkey Wrench Gang? I would imaging it's a little dated now, but it's great fun fiction. If you've ever seen a dam that shouldn't be there, you'll have an appreciation for this tale.

Any of the essay collections are good reading:
Down the River
The Journey Home

come to mind.

Penny S
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#53996 - 07/02/06 02:59 PM Re: Edward Abbey [Re: pennys]
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Hayduke lives!

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#53997 - 07/03/06 03:41 AM Re: Edward Abbey [Re: Eric]
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You have to read Monkey Wrench Gang before Hayduke or it does not make sense.

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#53998 - 07/03/06 08:29 AM Re: Edward Abbey [Re: GrumpyGord]
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I thought Hayduke Lives was absolutley awful. The only way it got publsihed was that is was a sequel, and I think it was published posthumouly. It was such a dissapointment!!
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#53999 - 07/03/06 12:07 PM Re: Edward Abbey [Re: pennys]
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Well, hmmm, The Monkey Wrench Gang was hardly a deathless piece of art, either. It mostly works because of the infectious gusto Abbey brought to the subject of eco-sabotage, not because the characters, plot, or style are outstanding.

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#54000 - 07/03/06 07:20 PM Re: Edward Abbey [Re: aimless]
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Registered: 12/31/01
Posts: 2842
Loc: Washington
You are probably right about that! It's been years since I actually read it, and that was in my activist phase. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#54001 - 07/04/06 11:07 PM Re: Edward Abbey [Re: GrumpyGord]
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Registered: 08/20/03
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"The Brave Cowboy" (Abbey's first), "Good News", and "Black Sun" are all good. His journals, "Memoirs of a Barbarian" (or something like that) are a good read, too.

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#54002 - 07/13/06 09:31 PM Re: Edward Abbey [Re: pennys]
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Loc: Dallas, TX
"If you've ever seen a dam that shouldn't be there,"


-- Hetch-Hetchy comes to mind.
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#54003 - 06/11/08 02:29 PM Re: Edward Abbey [Re: pennys]
mrNatural Offline
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Registered: 06/03/08
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Loc: San Gabriel Mountains
Abbeys road, very good.

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