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Getting Even: The Complete Book of Dirty Tricks Paperback – June 1, 2000
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If you see this book in the humor section of your bookstore, that's because it's about the only place in the bookstore where it will fit. This is, pure and simple, an outlaw book for the truly pissed-off. A left-wing anarcho-libertarian bent informs the book (inspired by Edward Abbey's Monkey Wrench Gang), but the book goes to some lengths to point out that what it suggests is not tied down to any one political viewpoint.
So you want revenge? This will certainly give you the means. Stinkbombs, scams, monkeywrench tactics, it's all in here. Some of it is outdated -- this book dates to 1982 -- and a lot of it can get you in a great deal of trouble. But if sabotage is what the situation calls for, this book is a good guide to it. There is some serious potential damage claimed by some of the pranks -- derailed political careers, ruined reputations, money funneled out of pockets. There is some risk to life and limb as well -- there are some creative uses mentioned for M-80s, for example, some of which involve shrapnel.
The author picked an interesting pen name -- it appears Abbey gave his character a name that means "bandit" (hajduk -> Hayduke) in some eastern European languages -- and the tactics within this book are thoroughly scorched-earth and a bit disturbing. It is certainly an interesting book, but I'm not sure I can recommend it -- it mostly appeals to the morbidly curious, the extremely ticked-off, and the borderline psychotic. The first category might want to look at it in a library, and the second two should be kept away from it at all costs.
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I've come to believe this author is a hack. I suspect that all his books, and there are several, are the same, cliche' approaches to anyone that wants to revenge a wrong doing. Read morePublished on October 17, 2013 by Monte J. Hill
Do not even waste your time... because this book sucks.
I'm gonna hand you the good stuff right now... which isn't much.
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This book has no dirty tricks. It only tells how to damage property, injure people, commit crimes, ruin reputations, and do immoral and disgusting things. Read morePublished on April 11, 2010 by P. Norton