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Dynamike
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What books do you think are under rated?

LINT - John Luka http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorderproduct.php?ID=3697

Magic of Milt Kort - Milt Kort http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=5000
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Tricks of My Trade-The Magic Of Doug Conn
It's a great book, check some demos here: http://www.dougconn.com/videos.htm

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Any book by Edwin Hooper is underrated.....
motown
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KORT: The Magic of Milt Kort, great card and coin work
SAM'S: The Magic of Sam Schwartz, tons of great thinking
Buffaloe'd: The Magic of Jim Buffaloe, really nice coin stuff
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...the MAGIC DIGEST by George B. Anderson and ALL the Bill Severn books!

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Rennie
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John Scarne on Card Tricks
The effect is the important thing, how you achieve it is not.......
Zap
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Also Scarne on Magic Tricks--great collection of easy magic with everyday objects--no cards!

I think the Semi-Automatic Card Tricks series by Steve Beam is under-rated--no one ever talks about those books here. There are some incredible gems "hidden" in those books, and the patter lines alone are worth their weight in gold.
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Fetcher - The Magic of Eddie Fetcher

Secrets of an Escomotuer by Harry Riser(sp?)

Both are great books that people pass over and can be had at a very reasonable price. So, take advantage this fact and add 2 wonderful books to your collection.
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Frank Starsini
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Bannon - impossibilia
brewer - unexpected visitor
www.theambitiouscard.com Hand Crafted Magic

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Fechter - The Magic of Eddie Fechter (Jerry Mentzer)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost (Nick Trost)
Magic from Maui (Carl Andrews)
...and our time is flyin'
See the candle burnin' low
Is the new world rising'
From the shambles of the old?
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Edit: I'll second Frank on The Unexpected Visitor.
...and our time is flyin'
See the candle burnin' low
Is the new world rising'
From the shambles of the old?
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All of the Rufus Steele books are overlooked and underrated, but "The Last Word on Cards" especially so.
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The Card Magic of Nick Trost.
Jeff
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At The Table - Jon Racherbaumer
Up Close & Personal - David Regal
The Pallbearers Review - KArl Fulves

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On 2009-04-22 17:54, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Fechter - The Magic of Eddie Fechter (Jerry Mentzer)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost (Nick Trost)
Magic from Maui (Carl Andrews)

The Card Magic of Nick Trost is my very favorite card book, however I do not think it is uderrated. Everything ever wrtten about that book is positive(as it should be). As I said "My Favorite Card Book"
Rennie
The effect is the important thing, how you achieve it is not.......
Andi Peters
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Paul Gordon's Nocturnal Creations is a modern classic.
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When you think about the emphasis being place on DVDs these days, it seems pretty much like all books are being under rated.
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"The Handbook of Mental Magic" by Marvin Kaye.
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Expert Card Technique
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Paul Gordon's Protean Magic
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The Fitzkee Trilogy
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Tangled Web
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Simon Says by Simon Lovell is a book I keep coming back to. You could build a career just on the routines in this book. But someone already has . . .
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Gary Kurtz Leading with your head.***
Arturo Ascanio The Magic Of Ascanio Vol 1*****
Jim Buffaloe: Buffaloe'd: The Magic of Jim Buffaloe
Karl Fulves: The Magic Of Slydini... and More*** (this one specifically)
Lou Gallo: The Underground Man by Richard Kaufman and Mark Phillips
Jean Hugard: The Encyclopedia of Card Magic
Dariel Fitzkee: The Trick Brain*** and Magic by Misdirection
Kenton Knepper: Wonder Words 1*** & Rants Into Raves & Secrets of indirection & Miracles of suggestion. & Q book. & Creating Material and Making Your Performances Memorable
Steve Cohen: Win the Crowd.
Larry Hass: Transformations: Creating Magic Out of Tricks.
Jerry MacGregor: Real World Magic.***
Andrew J. Pinard: Serious Bizness. Incorporating Humor into your Performance
Woody Pittman: The Big Picture : Character development for magicians.
Quentin Reynolds: Perform like a pro (ok it's a DVD not a book, but it's way under rated).
Avo Stockman: Poetry reading
Richard Tennace: Acting for magicians

There are other books that I highly respect but that I think are receiving due credit like the Juan Tamariz books (The Magic Way & The 5 Points In Magic), the Darwin Ortiz books (Designing Miracles & Strong Magic) Pete McCabe (Scripting Magic) Henning Nelms (Magic and showmanship) Ken Weber (Maximum Entertainment) Derren Brown (Pure Effect & Absolute Magic) Jean Hugard (Royal Road To Card Magic & Expert Caard Technique) Richard Kaufman (Coin Magic) David Roth (Expert Coin Magic)...
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Lawrence,

I've had the Lou Gallo book for years. I've never been able to get into this book. I pick it up every few years and I STILL can't get excited about it. What is it about this book that turns you on? Personally I think it's underrated for a reason, but I'd like to hear your view.
Thanks,
Ed
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Paul Gordon's Card Magic Collective
Michael Peterson
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The book of haunted magic by Rick Maue, I have read & reread it over & over.

Mike
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On 2009-04-24 00:00, Rennie wrote:
Quote:
On 2009-04-22 17:54, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Fechter - The Magic of Eddie Fechter (Jerry Mentzer)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost (Nick Trost)
Magic from Maui (Carl Andrews)

The Card Magic of Nick Trost is my very favorite card book, however I do not think it is uderrated. Everything ever wrtten about that book is positive(as it should be). As I said "My Favorite Card Book"
Rennie



Not underrated in the sense that anyone thinks it's bad, but it's a book that I think is largely under the radar.
...and our time is flyin'
See the candle burnin' low
Is the new world rising'
From the shambles of the old?
Andi Peters
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Paul Gordon's Cardistry
Rennie
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In a Class by Himself, The Legacy of Don Alan.
Very nice book, but way under rated.
Rennie
The effect is the important thing, how you achieve it is not.......
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