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Vlad_77
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Borrowing or pilfering from Helder's thread in Books, I thought it would be fun to create a thread here asking what e-books people are reading right now and why you might recommend it to others.

I am wading into the mammoth The Magic Wand and I am blown away by the great magic that has largely been forgotten. In addition, I have gone back to Best of Duffie 5 and working through some routines in more detail that I want to add to my repertoire. Anyone familiar with and are fans of Duffie will love this ebook.

Buon Natale,
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Just bought and have started reading the Complete Digital Version of Pabular!

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Just started reading Bill Goodwin's Evolution.
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Your going to enjoy that Kyle.

I'ne been reading:

"The New Phoenix" & "Card Tricks for the Fractured Mind" by Peter Duffie
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I've been reading Cameron Francis' Moments series (2, 5, and 6 so far) - GREAT stuff! Never realized what a prolific creator he is.
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One really great ebook I was just re-reading is R. Paul Wilson's Omerta. Lots of good magic in that one.
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Thank you, j100taylor! Much appreciated! I'm proud of the Moment's Notice series.

I've been reading Best of DUffie 4 and 5. Great stuff in that.
Check out FLAT PACK, a stunning appearing deck effect!

http://cameronfrancismagic.com/flat-pack.html

and VIVID, a strange and strangely commercial T&R card routine

http://cameronfrancismagic.com/vivid.html
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Working my way through The New Phoenix (#331) and finally getting around to tackling Mindblasters (not to mention Mindblasters 2)

I've said it before, but if you are into magic's history at all, the periodicals like The New Phoenix provide a unique glimpse into the history of magic. Every other page reveals another great story about our magic heroes. Just this week I've read wonderful stuff about Rufus Steele and Jardine Ellis (the person not the ring).

I am hoping Mindblasters turns out to be something of a leading edge survey of contemporary mentalism. With Peter Duffie at the helm of this project I am confident I won't be disappointed.
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I just finished Magigram 14. The Magigram PDFs are amazing. For only three dollars they are great.
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Aldo Colombini ebooks, which contain stuff that is, at the same time, strong AND easy to do! For me, Aldo is one of the top creators ever in the area of card magic.
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On 2012-01-05 17:52, henri loik wrote:
I just finished Magigram 14. The Magigram PDFs are amazing. For only three dollars they are great.


Hi Henri,

It's nice to see some love for Magigram! When Chris Wasshuber made these available I jumped on them; as you have stated "amazing."

Ahimsa,
Vlad
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On 2012-01-05 17:52, henri loik wrote:
I just finished Magigram 14. The Magigram PDFs are amazing. For only three dollars they are great.


Hi Henri,

It's nice to see some love for Magigram! When Chris Wasshuber made these available I jumped on them; as you have stated "amazing."

Ahimsa,
Vlad


Anybody whi hasn't bought at least one should do so now. The first thing I bought on lybrary was an old sphinx magazine. I thought that sphinx was a great deal, until I found magigram.
The problem with the sphinx is that some of the stuff in there will take hours to build, and a lot of tricks use a "Black art well." Which most hobbyists like me don't have.
Matter of fact, I had never heard of a black art well before reading sphinx...
Magigram has more sleight of hand, and the DIY is not ridiculous. Sometimes all you need is a sheet of cardboard and some markers.
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By the way I have a question. I am reading a magigram and there are two pieces of fairly simple looking apparatus that I do not know how to build. I have to make them for some of the tricks, and I assume that they were very common gimmicks back then. If anybody would mind detailing how these simple props work I would be very happy.
The first is the tarbell cone. This seems simple but there are no explanations for it.
The second is the phantom tube.
The magigram authors assume that you have these, so I will try to build them once I know how.
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Henri,

The Tarbell Cone can be found in The Tarbell Course in Magic. I am not home right now to check the precise volume, but look in all the chapters devoted to magic with balls. IF memory serves however, it should be in volume SIX of the Tannen/Robbins hardback volumes. Obviously, you could easily look in vol. seven and Harry Lorayne's excellent cumulative index of the first six volumes or try the Denis Behr archive or Magic Book Tables of Content site.

The phantom tube rings a bell but I cannot for the life of me remember where I learned about it or exactly what it is so apologies for not being of assistance there.

Ahimsa,
Vlad
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I found some kind of cone gimmick in silken sorcery, It seems to be what I was looking for.

I unfortunately do not own the tarbell course ( I know I have to get it )I really need to buy it.
The problem is I'm afraid that all the classics that I already know will be in there and I'll go through tarbell saying "I know that one, and that one, and that one." and none of the tricks will be new.
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Ready. Set. GuastaferrO.

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Three from Aldo Colombini (Impromptu Card Magic, Simply Impromptu 2, and Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere) and also The Illusive 3-Card Monte by Dave Devlin. All really good books!

Jim
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Glad to hear your suggestion on The Illusive 3-Card Monte by David Devlin Jim. Am about to order it along with his other packet trick Maxi-Twisto @ Lybrary.com.

Do you have the Maxi-Twisto E-book also?

Could you give a little review of the difficultly level with either or both? I am knowledgeable on many packet moves.

Thanks,
John
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I am currently reading Peter turner's A Symphony of Silence ebook.
Great book, get it!

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John, The Illusive 3-Card Monte is relatively easy to perform. No actual sleights needed, though you must do a little prep work with the cards. Smile It is a short routine so you don’t have to master a long choreography for this Monte.

I didn't purchase Maxi-Twisto; figured I wanted to take a look at one of his ebooks before buying two! Based on the Illusive 3-Card Monte I wouldn’t hesitate to get Maxi-Twisto also.

Jim
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Thanks for your comments Jim!

John
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SwitchCraft by Elliot Bresler. Excellent instruction in numerous types of billet switches. Get it. Smile
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On 2012-02-04 01:53, J-Mac wrote:
Three from Aldo Colombini (Impromptu Card Magic, Simply Impromptu 2, and Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere)


Didn't realize these were ebooks now! Sweet.

Available at his site?

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On 2012-01-09 09:29, Jamie Ferguson wrote:
Ready. Set. GuastaferrO.

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Ditto.
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On 2012-02-04 01:53, J-Mac wrote:
Three from Aldo Colombini (Impromptu Card Magic, Simply Impromptu 2, and Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere)


Didn't realize these were ebooks now! Sweet.

Available at his site?

RevJohn


I think so.
I know its at Lybrary.com, because I am buying it now! Smile
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I've just started to read 'The Wit & Wisdom of Mark Lewis' by the imitable (in every way!) Mark Lewis himself. Love him or hate him he is both funny and a highly talented cardician. Highly entertaining and very informative.
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Not an E book but a 400 plus pages PDF titled, 2011 MAGIC COMPENDIUM, THE HISTORY OF ABBOTTS, along with a newer 2011 catalog from the Abbotts website. (Newer because I had not seen it) So many familiar names that have gone to that Magic Castle beyond...
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On 2012-02-04 13:20, J-Mac wrote:
John, The Illusive 3-Card Monte is relatively easy to perform. No actual sleights needed, though you must do a little prep work with the cards. Smile It is a short routine so you don’t have to master a long choreography for this Monte.

I didn't purchase Maxi-Twisto; figured I wanted to take a look at one of his ebooks before buying two! Based on the Illusive 3-Card Monte I wouldn’t hesitate to get Maxi-Twisto also.

Jim


Thank you for the really kind words!

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Just reading The Practical Psychics Little White Book, great stuff. I have to get The Little Black book as well now-
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Harry Loraynes Classic Collection vol 3. So much good stuff..
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