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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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I’m waiting anxiously for my son-in-law’s visit to try some of these out. This was not the book I wanted it to be. Views on risk-taking throughout history are entertaining, but feel like filler in some cases, things just put in to add a few pages. He can be contacted at absintheandflamethrowers. Flamethrowerd for telling us about the problem.

Nov 27, Brandon rated it it was amazing. And taking the thrill and experience seeking evaluation was informative. Alas, most of these projects aren’t suited to apartment living. What would the world be like if Thomas Edison retired after 30 years working for the railroad, it asks, instead of getting fired for blowing up a rail car with one of his experiments?

Aug 24, Doug Roberts rated it liked it.

Absinthe and Flamethrowers : William Gurstelle :

As a final aside, this book is also quintessentially American in its choices of measurements. With a strong emphasis on safety, each potentially life-altering project includes step-by-step directions, photographs, and illustrations along with troubleshooting tips from experts in the field. Looking for beautiful books? And then there’s the rest of the book. In general, if you don’t have the mechanical inclination to0 fill in the gaps or improvise a bit you probably won’t be able to make a working flamethrower from flmethrowers recipe, but on the other hand, if you can’t do those things, you probably have no flaemthrowers making one.


Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. Now I can make my own charcoal.

Absinthe and Flamethrowers

About William Gurstelle William Gurstelle is a professional engineer who has been researching and building model catapults and ballistic devices for more than 30 years. He enumerates a list of “artfully dangerous activities” that you may or may not want to indulge in. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Nov 29, Diane rated it really liked it. There are instructions, too, for an actual flame thrower. This is the adult equivalent of the ‘Dangerous Book for Boys’.

Chicago Review Press Written for reasonable risk takers and suburban dads who want to add more excitement to their lives, this daring combination of science, history, and Flameturowers projects explains why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. Return to Book Page.


Absinthe Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously

Unlike watching an action movie or playing a video game, real, edgy life experience changes a person. Hard to describe this book. Completely dangerous if you ignore them. I can somewhat see what the author was going for, but he went out of his way to excoriate the less risk-taking, calling them milquetoasts or “little-t” T supposedly standing for thrill-seeking but inevitably conjuring the word testosterone. This is not great literature, nor a true how-to-build stuff.

Absinthe and Flamethrowers

I don’t even turn the volume up on my headphones past halfway. This is the adult equivalent of the ‘Dangerous Book for Boys So awesome. Imagine what a suburban year-old geek boy might think that James Bond does and you’ve absinthf a good idea of his list: Book ratings by Goodreads. I had issues with this book. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Feb 27, Clint Flatt rated it really liked it Shelves: It was okay, but I expected more for my money.