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Paul,

Thanks for the post. Glad you like the book.

The new book I am working on, like The Book of Destiny, will have quite a bit of mathematically based effects that are easy to do.

Don't miss toward the end of The Book of Destiny Aunt Tilly's Will which is not a card effect but a self-working prediction effect with audience participation that also is mathematically based. You can do this close up or on a stage.

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On 2011-10-17 09:42, Peo Olsson wrote:
WOW that's all I can say Larry. WOW for how fast I got the book (6 days only). WOW for how well written it is. WOW for all the nice photographs. WOW for how much joy I will have going trought this tomb. WOW WOW WOW


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Larry, I will buy this book as soon as I can afford it. I tried to get my wife to buy it for me for Christmas but I struck out.

-Max
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I have to go no record and say, I just love the 21st Century Coin Mechanics Book. Just the vanishes alone are worth the price of the book. Larry also supplies you with one of his dollar size Chinese coins which are great to practice with. I like them so much I ordered four more! With our a doubt Larry's communication and support with his products are second to none. Working with coins for over 50 years, you are never to old to learn something new and with Larry's Book, you will. It is worth the investment!
Thanks Larry
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I agree with ottphd about 21st Century Coin Mechanics. There are some fabulous moves in that book which I think anyone can learn. In his newest release The Book of Destiny some of those moves are used in a few chapters but they are also taught in the book and taught on video. For example in Penny-wise he teaches the Pivoting Changeover Palm in the book and the video and gives also a non sleight of hand version too. In the Cups and Balls chapter the Flying Changeover Palm Vanish is taught in the book and on the video that comes with Book of Destiny. He also gives an easier alternative. Throughout the book I found that Larry gives options when it comes to sleights and moves so you don't have to give up on a trick because of one move that you may not want to learn. The book is a treasure trove of wonderful magic routines with very original plots.

Paul
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Thanks Paul and Jim for those positive comments about both books.
The Book of Destiny I believe has something for everyone regardless of skill level. For example, the last trick in the book, Buried Treasure of Triangle Island, is essentially self-working. You need to be able to conceal or palm a coin in your hand and give the spectator clear instructions. That's it. It's one of those effects the spectator will always remember since the magic occurs in his hand, in a way like the sponge ball trick with two balls appearing as the spectator's hand opens. But that's only one climax of the effect. The spectator first picks any site on the island map, determines the coordinates with a ruler, adds those numbers, and counts down in the deck (digging to the depth) to find a card which turns out to be the only treasure card in the deck. The treasure card is found at the numbers the spectator adds up due to a mathematical principle never used in magic before.

Best,

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Just saw the learned doctor on TV in Upstate NY doing a promotion for his hospital's new 3 Tesla MRI unit. Very smooth presentation.

Really enjoying this large new book. The folding sequence false shuffle used in chapter 1 Look to the Cards is something that can be used as a utility for different routines. His sponge ball routine is now in my repertoire. The swivel move is very deceptive and easy to do. I've gotten my old cups and balls off the shelf and have started working on the routine in the book. Lots of very good material, well explained in the book and DVD.

BJ
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I have this book and it is fantastic. Larry was very helpful about getting the material down to me in Aus. The postage was a big rough but that wasn't his fault. The books are made very nicely and will hold together for a long time. Highly recommended!
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Thanks Nathan for the feedback. Glad you like the book. For multi-bookorders like yours I ship as economically as possible and will pay part of the freight myself.

BJ, It was fun doing the TV spot. I had to do it for several different local networks. Several hours taping for less than a minute of airtime.

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As I wrote on a different thread:

Mr. B.,

"Your card effects are spectacular; in the same class as Diaconis, Fulves, Hummer, and other such legends who utilize subtle principles.
I do not want to derail this thread, but I feel compelled to give a loud shout-out and highly recommend your two most recent books. The card effects are THAT good"

I will add (in this lineage of card effects): Tamariz, Aragon...
"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
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Thanks Panlives so much for that review.

Below I have some links which may make it easier to evaluate The Book of Destiny and The Companion DVD before making a purchase:

The Book of Destiny

Table of Contents first page

Table of Contents second page

DVD contents

Video Sampler


Questions: PM me or email me at barnowsky1@aol.com


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Been through the whole book. It's packed with many gems. The card magic is superb. I love Aunt Tilly's Will. Great routine for any audience. Mentalists will love it. Working on the cups and balls and the sponges now. ESP Duel with the gaffed deck is GREAT!!!

Any news on the new book?

How about another contest. You haven't had one in a while.


David
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Thanks David for the positive comments.

The new book is a work in progress. No title yet. 15 chapters written. In it I'm going to release what I think is the best self-working card trick I've seen. I've guarded this one for years and shown it only to laymen, and not one single magician. It'll be in the new book.

Another contest? Sure, let me work on that. Stay tuned.

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Kingdom of the Red Book and DVD http://www.barnowskymagic.com/kotr1.html
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I just got the whole set of Larry's books and they are outstanding. He is a great teacher and I have found a lot of stuff I am going to use. Magicians of all skill levels and interests will enjoy them. His rope and ring work is worth the cost of the whole set of books. Great stuff!
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Thanks for that feedback Cotham. The Trilogy Collection is packed with a large variety of original magic that you will actually use. The three books together total about 750 large format texbook size pages, over 1500 photos, and come with companion DVDs. Instruction is enhanced by sharp b/w photos on 80 weight glossy enamel paper and clear step by step explanations. Three FREE antique silver dollar size Chinese coins that are ferrous are included in the collection. Besides getting the entire set you'll save significantly over the price of buying them individually.

Larry Smile
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Kingdom of the Red Book and DVD http://www.barnowskymagic.com/kotr1.html
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Larry,

I love your One Hand Glide Change and the effect Tens the Hard Way. In your new book, are there any additional applications for that move?
Oh, and when is the new book coming out?

Paul
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Paul,

The One Hand Glide Change is a favorite move of mine and easy to learn. So far it is utilized in one effect in the upcoming book. However, as you know I provide alternatives to sleights in most of my effects so lack of mastery of a given sleight does not preclude one from performing a given routine.

So far 29 chapters completed and photography of those is in progress. I still have more chapters to write and expect to have the book ready for my graphic artist next Spring. I would expect the book to be in print by the Fall of 2013. No firm title yet. Will take pre-orders only after the printer has the manuscript and can quote a firm shipping date.

The new book has a lot of unique self-working effects based on mathematical principles and more than half of the book will consist of card magic. Original effects with cards, coins, salt, balls, crayons, The Periodic Table, predictions, apparatus and much more.

By the way, The Trilogy Collection will still be available for Café members at the current discounted price until 21st Century Coin Mechanics is out of print.

Larry Smile
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UPDATE:

The writing of my new book is progressing on schedule. 34 chapters completed.

I'm running a special with four dollar-size coins FREE with each book purchased: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=218&2
It expires Saturday Midnight Nov. 17

Watch for upcoming NEW CONTEST from Gyromagnetic Press

Just restocked ESP Duel Deck and Total Card Control Deck.
Also just restocked Solid Seamless Brass rings and Sponge Kit.

Any questions: PM me or email me at barnowsky1@aol.com


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The Book of Destiny http://www.barnowskymagic.com/bookofdestiny.html
Kingdom of the Red Book and DVD http://www.barnowskymagic.com/kotr1.html
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When is the new contest coming???

BJ
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It just started Sunday Dec 2. Go to this link

Larry Smile
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Contest ends tonight Sunday Dec. 9 at midnight. Eight more hours to submit your entry. Winner gets new signed book.

Larry
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The Book of Destiny http://www.barnowskymagic.com/bookofdestiny.html
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We have a WINNER:

Go here to find out who:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......rt=30#19


Larry Smile
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Even if you didn't win the contest, you can win some savings by checking out my Christmas special at this page. Smile

Larry Smile
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The Book of Destiny http://www.barnowskymagic.com/bookofdestiny.html
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The book arrived just in time for Christmas. It is awesomely done with great graphics. Reading it now in between egg nogs. Thanks so much!!
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Thanks Chuck. Glad you are enjoying the book.

Some news: Just finishing chapter 40 of my new book that doesn't have a title yet. Photos shot for 5 chapters with 35 more to go. Hope to have the book in print by the end of the year. Magic with cards, coins, balls, etc. This book will have more self-working and easy to master effects.

For those who live in New York, you can avoid the sales tax I charge by ordering any of my three books from Stevens Magic Emporium.

PM or email me for any questions you might have
barnowsky1@aol.com

Larry Smile
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The Book of Destiny http://www.barnowskymagic.com/bookofdestiny.html
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My three books, 21st Century Coin Mechanics, Kingdom of the Red, and The Book of Destiny are of course availble directly from my website. You can also purchase them at Stevens Magic Emporiun and H & R Magic Books both on the web.

Larry Smile
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Some news and some questions answered:

None of my books are or will be available in e-book form.

A pdf laser print of Ch. 24 from 21st Century Coin Mechanics, "The Watch, Wallet, and Ring is available as a separate purchase. This is the only book chapter I sell separately.
http://www.barnowskymagic.com/Paypalpaymentpage2.html

My fourth book is complete and we've shot photos for 23 of the 42 chapters. The book will be out at the end of this year.

A new contest will be announced soon.

I will be soon be raising international shipping prices because of the increase in rates from the USPS.

For any questions, feel free to PM me or email me at barnowsky1@aol.com

Larry Smile
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Any info on the new book- title, types of tricks, target audience. Maybe a few trick names or details as a sneak preview??

BJ
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Some facts about the book:

The working title is "Counting on Deception"

43 chapters with over 400 photos

It will be in same format as "The Book of Destiny" with 80 weight glossy enamel paper and choice of cloth or leather cover + color dust jacket. There will be no companion DVD and the book will be priced lower than "The Book of Destiny".

Effects will include ones with cards, coins, solid balls, sponge balls, crayons, glasses, salt, paper, an abacus, the Periodic Table, Chop Cup, predictions, original sleights, and much more.

There are many card effects that are impromptu, some that use a new deck, and others that use ingenious setups.

None of the material has been published before. There is a mixture of some of my old tried and true effects from my repertoire as well as some brand new material.

As in the prior book, effects will be rated on a three diamond scale with one diamond the easiest. Nearly all the effects in the book will be one diamond or two diamonds. I've tried to eliminate difficult moves and sleights and where there is say a Faro Shuffle or a false shuffle needed, I provided an alternative that is just as effective.

A few random chapter titles:

All Roads Lead to Rome
Nine Shuffle Paradox
Crayola Payola
Abracadabacus
Silent Colorama
Patriotic Balls
Iron Certain Poker
Shall We Switch
Drawing a Blank
39th Card
Salty Air
Hidden Order
Match Game
Color Me Clairvoyant

At this point we are 2/3 done with the photography. Manuscript goes to our graphic artist (who did the prior two books) next month. After that, lots of proofreading and checking before it goes to the printer.

Best,

Larry Smile
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