Absinthe Flamethrowers has ratings and 36 reviews. Amanda said: There is a small but growing sub-genre of books into which this one fits quite neatly. photo by Scott Beale My friend writer William Gurstelle, who writes for Make Magazine and is one of the producers of Make: Television, has a. In “Absinthe & Flamethrowers,” Mr. Gurstelle burrows into the difference between what he calls “Big-T types” (genuine thrill-seekers) and.
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This book has a lot to offer, but I confess to being a little disappointed. There is a small but growing sub-genre of books into which this one fits quite neatly.
The guide maintains that risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. I had issues with this book. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
And, for someone who believes risk taking is so vital, he spends a LOT of his ink describing common-sense safety precautions for all of his “artfully dangerous projects.
Absinthe and Flamethrowers : William Gurstelle :
The voice of someone with a face you want to punch. Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger absinfhe good for you and details the art of living dangerously.
Written for reasonable risk takers and suburban dads who want to add more excitement to their lives, this daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects explains why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. This is an interesting one. Overall, I felt Gurstelle’s writing was uneven. Feb 21, Thurston rated it did not like it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Absinthe and Flamethrowers
He can be contacted at absintheandflamethrowers. This is the second in a series by this author of semi-dangerous projects for the backyard basement enthusiast. Dispatched from Australia in 3 business days When will my order arrive? There were several things I liked about this book, but so many more that I didn’t.
What’s more, it’s useful for those of us who want the learn to make gunpowder, flamethrpwers don’t see doing so as a life-affirming way to reassert our manhood. A good read for those of us who love a Mythbusters marathon.
Absinthe and Flamethrowers
I’m waiting anxiously for my son-in-law’s visit to try some of these out. The Best Books of Mar 14, Mihaela Chantova rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is the kind of book that makes me long to own a farm, so that I have an out building or two and some space to tinker with interesting projects.
Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Jul 04, Alison rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Feb 27, Clint Flatt rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 02, Westerville rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 18, Bryan Mcquirk absihthe it it was ok Shelves: Not quite as good as some of Gurstelle’s other books.
And now, “Absinthe and Flamethrowers.
Then he writes about how he did it, often about how you can do it, too. Nov 27, Brandon rated it it was amazing. I don’t even turn the volume up on my headphones past halfway. Plus the tone is pompous. All of the projects—from throwing knives, drinking absinthe, and eating fugu to cracking a bull whip, learning bartitsu, and building a flamethrower—have short learning curves, are hands-on and affordable, and demonstrate true but reasonable risk. Clear, well-written, laced with just enough humour.
Return to Book Page. It is, to the best of my knowledge, purely an American male phenomenon, but if you’ve found something else, please let absitnhe know.
The author spends those 50 pages talking about the philosophy of why people do dangerous things, which wouldn’t have been too bad if he hadn’t come off as slightly patronizing. Though the manual doesn’t advocate getting fired, it does reveal that making black powder is pure excitement. Open Preview See a Absintye Risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. Unlike watching an action movie or playing a video game, real-life experience changes a person, and Gurstelle will help you discover the true thrill of making black powder along with dozens of other edgy activities.