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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 Some of it is outdated -- this book dates to 1982 -- and a lot of it can get you in a great deal of trouble.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.
They sent this paperback which was filled with mildew throughout the pages. They actually sold a book full of mildew! The package it came in had no mildew nor wet, so it wasn't an incident during transmittal. I don't recall that disclosure from them, that the book was full of mildew. I likely wouldn't have purchased it if I had known. Don't know what to think about this seller.
I'm gonna hand you the good stuff right now... which isn't much.
1. put the marks garden hose in the mail slot or into their basement window well and turn it on! That is a gem right there! for an extra kick do it when they are on vacation if you can.
2. dump salt or used oil on the marks grass and yard.
3. the marks vehicle. sugar the gas tank. DUH! shove a shotgun shell into the muffler! There we go! (laughing) clog up their tail pipe with potatoes and what not. Meh! We've all saw Eddie Murphy do that trick.
That is about it. The rest of the book sucks big time. I should have known this book wasn't gonna live up to it's title! It could have been way better... but it wasn't for some reason.
NOW..... If you are truly pissed off and want to learn some good stuff by the following books:
1. Secret Freedom Fighter Straight up no BS inside this book. Granted the book isn't about revenge, but trust me there are some down right rotten stuff inside. I suggest you buy it for the other reason also, because it's about saving freedom and how to go about doing it. I just wrote a review about it. It's an awesome read all the way through and it is now out of print because of the strong words that it contains. Buy it, buy it, buy it! Get it right now in fact!
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I love this author he writes funny revenge books all in fun not for real!!!Published 13 months ago by Constance A. Smith
Excellent book. I read this years ago but it was borrowed. I wanted my very own book. It's a keeper.Published on June 18, 2014 by Margie Benson