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 troubles are pretty simple. So his imagery is likewise grandiose and well suited to the theme of environmental vengeance which prods this plot along. Admittedly Hayduke himself takes on a more superhero persona, but all said and done its a decent book. It should tug at the heartstrings of all ecological warriors, especially the embattled members of Earth First!

Or, as the “author’s warning” notes:. Jun 17, Richp rated it liked it. Abbey even namedrops himself, and at times the book is so self-indulgent that it’s probably only great to those in t The hayduks to the Monkeywrench Gang is nothing as good as the first, but still surprisingly liives. OK there’s no way I can argue for the industrial complex after having just digested a couple of Father Ed’s works, but you get the picture.

A rowdy, funny, indulgent sequel, teeming with messy subplots and righteous emotion for Mother Earth. Doc Sarvis, and Bonnie Abzug-Sarvis. I wanted so much to love this book, but it just fell short of the original.


HAYDUKE LIVES! by Edward Abbey | Kirkus Reviews

The chapter concerning the outdoor festival became for me quite confused and muddy and was overlong for what it brought to the story, which was very little. Skip to main content.

I wanted to find out what happened next to the gang but after a few chapters I felt like I was standing in line at a mini-mart checkout with all those porno magazines staring at you wherever you look. So far, he’s the only one that I’ve read that really ‘captures’ the desert! Read that, then read this. People who bought this also bought.

Flashes of brilliance in the book are few and far between. Mar 02, Geoff Oives rated it really liked it Shelves: I guess I just don’t find his writing style or subject matter very interesting.

All in all the book was good, but could have been a lot better, more of the main cast, a little less of the subsidiary characters and things would have been improved greatly. Trending Price New.

Abbey is dearly missed and I don’t know who fills his much needed role today. And then there are these intrusions by some dolt called the “author”–“She wore–but who cares except the author? With Abbey’s passing ina year before the copyright of this book, I doubt there is one.

Want to Read saving…. The critique of modern culture takes on a life of its own, almost out of the hands of the haydue.

Frat boys would find it too sophomoric. This is a sequel to The Haydukw Gang which was published after his death. Activists and their battles to protect the desert wilderness areas from being turned into oil, gas and uranium mines; hotels, parking lots, condos and golf courses. They are both modern, like the industrial society they do battle with, and ancient, like the landscape which surrounds them and succors them when they’ve lost their faith in man.


This item doesn’t haydukke on this page. There are some surprises: Abbey refers to her as ” the Svenska “, “the Swedish girl” but both her name and accent is more German than Swedish.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat You get the been-there-done-that feeling, the plot is meandering as before. Hilarious at times, rambling as an old senile loner at others, often exciting yet mostly predictable. I’ll not spoil it for future readers Just get the book. Sounds like work for the Monkey Wrench Gang!


Abbey seems to admit this himself and can’t tell if the final tale should be taken seriously or not. Read it if you enjoyed MRG, otherwise skip it. Four men die in this book and the blood is real.

Return to Book Page. And so they saddle up for one more good hit against the. Haydukr Desert United States.