Edie Whaler

Helpful votes received on reviews: 55% (24 of 44)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,067,394 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 44
Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon : Laurel Canyon, Co&hellip by David McGowan
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Dave is one of my favourite researchers and has brought this amazing period of time back to life . I loved the 60s even though I wasn't there and have read a lot about it. There did seem to be a cultural explosion and I can't believe how much change was crammed into those ten years.

The question Dave likes to ask is how many coincidences are credible? If not coincidences, then what?

Dave writes in an engaging style which is funny and a breath of fresh air; this is serious research but it isn't heavy. One of my pet projects is connecting disparate events / people and Dave does this with panache and gets stuck into this old rabbit hole - I cannot look at the 60s the… Read more
The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living by Mark Boyle
14 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother. . ., 9 Jun 2010
Life is too short to listen to others preaching about how you should be doing this that and the other. Instead, invest time in learning lawful non-compliance at FreeManOnTheLand so we can all bring about a new world, and not one predicated on creaming off the benefits of being the only 'moneyless celeb'. This is a book full of talk and hyperbole; he'd do better to go and work with underprivileged children and learn to be humble than feeling the need to tell everyone how he digs a hole for his toilet facilities - you and millions of others.
It is for the middle classes who venture out every sunday to the countryside and fancy a taste of the wild side. . .packaged, branded and you can… Read more
The Selfsufficient-ish Bible by Andy Hamilton
The Selfsufficient-ish Bible by Andy Hamilton
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This book has to be the future. It has information on everything that anyone could ever need to know in order to survive on their own. As a complete novice I found this book perfect for me, not to say that someone with a bit of knowledge would not benefit too. Everything is presented as if you are chatting to the authors over the fence.

This book is simply perfect.

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