Hayduke Lives! has ratings and reviews. Geoff said: The follow-up to the eco-warrior’s bible The Monkey-Wrench Gang has our heroes once again c. Hayduke Lives! In a way it was fun to meet Hayduke and the Gang again but this book is not as well written as The Monkey-Wrench Gang and a bit too long. Then, George Hayduke reappears–visible at first only in random acts of terrorism against a giant fuels conglomerate that seeks to mine.

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The book starts with a fantastically taught first chapter with old man tortoise trying to outrun the mechanised monsters and I did feel genuinely gutted when he didn’t make it. The author has also written Desert Solitaire and Livfs Progress. There were some parts that irked me — Bonnie’s drawn-out feminist rant haydukke not enjoyable to read though it might have been necessary for Abbey to clear the air with all those sexism charges ; grumbled as I realized the only blatantly gay character had AIDS; and Abbey’s character assassination of Murray Bookchin.

Preview — Hayduke Lives! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sounds like work for the Monkey Wrench Gang! I know Edward Abbey passed away in and this was published indoes this mean some halfwit, nincompoop finished an unfinished manuscript? And we should not forget his spirit.

Mar 02, Geoff Balme rated it really liked it Shelves: Years after the release of his seminal work, The Monkey Wrench Gang, Edward Abbey comes round to finish the story and confront the real-life consequences of his original story, namely the hayduks of Earth First! His heroes are not pretty, they are bellicose and belligerent, and given to much cussing and ill-talk. Falls very very short of its original “Monkey Wrench Gang” and loses so much of the fun moments that made that book so wonderful and funny.


He’s also great at character descriptions. He makes me laugh – and makes me glad haydukf there remain desperadoes lurking in the juniper bushes. Feb 10, Benjamin Richards rated it did not like it.

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Abbey will fill a page with one allusion after another. A valiant, brave effort, but not Abbey’s best. For those who are only just coming across this rascally desert rat for the first time, I should perhaps note that George Hayduke has appeared liges a sister volume, the now infamous “The Monkey Wrench Gang. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Martin Paperback, Print Hardcover and Paperback.

In this, Edward Abbey’s last work before his death, he resurrects the Monkey Wrench Gang against the glorious backdrop of the American Southwest that he defended and loved. Or, as Doc Sarvis explains: This, alongside Stephen Kings’ Cujo is one of the worst books I have ever read.

Copyright Los Angeles Times. This book felt like it was thrown together by Edward Abbey solely out of a feel for the need of a sequel to “The Monkey Wrench Gang. Please provide an email address. It could have been stronger.

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Show More Show Less. His actual landscape at the last, which was also the landscape of “Hayduke Lives! It should tug at the heartstrings of all ecological warriors, especially the embattled members of Earth First! This item doesn’t belong on this page.

So his imagery is likewise grandiose and well suited to the theme of environmental vengeance which prods this plot along. Published September 4th by Back Bay Books haydjke published The story isn’t as tight as its predecessor, lacks the focus and isn’t quite clear where its story lies at first.

Lists with This Book. That said, the final chapters may have livew written in priority and contain, in my opinion, the better chunk of writing a It is fanfiction shorts by the author.

I recommend reading Desert and Monkey then move on. It is fanfiction shorts by the author.



Doc Sarvis, he’s a pediatrician up in Salt Lake City; Bonnie Abbzug, she’s his wife now, a mother too, and pregnant with a second child; Seldom Seen Smith, he’s working as a guide, still got three wives; George Washington Hayduke, well, some say he’s dead, but actually he’s the bag lady right over there at that table in the cheap cafe.

Other books in the haduke. Nyarkoleptek rated it did not like it Shelves: I love Abbey but I didn’t love this book. He makes me laugh – and makes me glad that there remain desperadoes lurking I wandered non-lonely with Hayduke and his Monkey Wrech Gang henchmen and women. Husband of fellow monkey-wrencher Bonnie Abzug, father of one son with another on the wayhe has become a peaceful, bike-riding pediatrician who nurses powerful love-hate memories of George Hayduke, the haysuke Beret ringleader llives the gang who wanted to keep the American Southwest “”as it was.

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This article about a s novel is a stub. He helped inspire the Earth First! Thanks for telling us about the problem. I wasnt very fond of Abby’s excessive examples throughout the book. See details for additional description. However, not even the untimely death of Edward Abbey, in Marchcould deprive us of all news of this most obstinate of heroes.

They are super good, irreverent, and laugh out loud funn This book was a fun romp into the world of environmental activism. Flashes of brilliance in the book are few hsyduke far between.

For a grand finale, Abbey reunites Hayduke with livew outlaw-heroes of The Monkey Wrench Gang as they plan the destruction the world’s largest walking dragline while combating a greed-ridden Mormon Bishop in another attempt to save the American Southwest loves development.