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5.0 out of 5 stars A great guide to Absinthe, 13 Sep 2010
This book is a concise, informative and well-written guide to the mysterious world of the Green Fairy and those who follow her.

Absinthe: Sip of Seduction gets the balance of facts and fun just right - it features a detailed history of the drink, from its invention to its part in bohemian culture, from villification to contemporary resurgence in popularity. There is a lot of information contained within but it's never made boring.

It's broken up into clear chapters and features recipes and colour photographs and illustrations and is visually one of the better adult non-fiction guides to anything I've seen. I was not a total novice to the drink before I read this book, but it taught me a lot of things I didn't know while reinforcing the things I did. It also dispells a lot of the legends that circulate this mysterious substance. Essentially, it does exaclty what a guide is supposed to do.

The only criticsim I had is that some of the information is a little dated. This is referring to a section in the book featuring some known Absinthe bars throughout the world. I have since visited some of the places mentioned but found they either were no longer stocking Absinthe or have changed names or been turned into a cafe or nightclub. But the pub and bar trade is constantly changing so you can't really fault the book too much.

So basically this is an excellent guide to Absinthe for both beginners and fans. Five stars all round.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 14 Feb 2014
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A really good read about the history and drinking ritual of absinthe. It certainly adds a new dimension to sipping absinthe. I purchased the book second hand, it arrived quickly well packed and, Immaculate. Absolute bargain.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thanks, 7 Jan 2014
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Have received it in good condition. I find the context of the book is fascinating to read as expected.

thanks.
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