The easy town books

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The easy town story

The easy town story is like the initial seed for all easy town ideas and projects. And like a universe it is constantly expanding.

The overall story is simple: a town experiment is planned in several stages, the town is built, the town gets into trouble, and some of the main characters mess things up.

Despite some troubles and some detours, the story always returns to the town ideas, and never really stops to ask questions, and to rethink, well, everything.

The stories behind the easy town story

Why it had to be Bill Gates

to make the easy town story happen

The list

The origins of a very special list of characters

Why reading Terry Pratchett

was essential for the decision to write the easy town story

More people who influenced the easy town story

The Guardian, Kamala Harris, John Oliver, Bernardine Evaristo, Peter Dinklage, Trevor Noah, Greta Thunberg, Sally Rooney, Dorian Electra, Ian Rankin, JRR Tolkien, Albert Camus

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coming up – dig deeper

The origins of the easy town idea

The fictional project teams

The easy town story and …

selected key quotes, book 1

The team presentation in book 1

fiction and reality

What kind of story is the easy town story?

Some stories …

Some stories explore what is. This story explores what could be.

Some stories dwell on the past. This story creates ideas for a future.

Some stories hold the mirror to how life is (for some), and others create new worlds. This story moves between those two.

Continue reading >

Key thoughts on the future

A single rule for the future? Or finding jeballulo, a scene from book 2/2, travelling, Romania

How would you tell that your town experiment succeeded?, a dialogue from book 2/2, travelling, Otaon

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The easy town books website


The easy town books are available on this website, and more information on all easy town books can be found on the easy town books website.