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Tom G
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Good job Magicfish. I like the Dingle book along with books by Paul Harris, Jennings, and Vernon.
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On Aug 14, 2017, magicfish wrote:
-Dingle's Deceptions
-Star Quality: The magic of David Regal
-Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop
-Card Classics of Ken Krenzel. [/quote]

Dingle's Deceptions was written by Harry Lorayne.
Star Quality of David regal was written by Harry Lorayne
Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop was written by Harry Lorayne
Card Classics of Ken Krenzel was written by Harry Lorayne
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On Aug 14, 2017, Gerald Deutsch wrote:
Dingle's Deceptions was written by Harry Lorayne.
Star Quality of David regal was written by Harry Lorayne
Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop was written by Harry Lorayne
Card Classics of Ken Krenzel was written by Harry Lorayne


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I enjoyed The Magic of Ascanio volumes 1 - 3. Volume 1 is more theory based, but it's definitely worth the read if the Spanish school of magic intrigues you. I also revisit Vernon's Inner Secrets Card book series pretty often.
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I agree that the Ascanio books are good. Also I really enjoy, and keep returning to, Sadowitz and Duffie's Cardzones.
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Seems to me that this topic isn't as innocent as it appears.

Anyhow ...

The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser
The Hierophant and Kabbala by Jon Racherbaumer
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley
The Essential Dai Vernon by Lewis Ganson
The Vernon Chronicles by Stephen Minch
The Dave Campbell Legacy by Peter Duffie
The Card Magic of Ted Anneamann
Martin Gardner Presents
Card Compulsions by Peter Duffie
All of John Bannon's books
All of Simon Aronson's books
Pasteboard Presentations by Wayne Whiting and Terry LaGerould
Pabular (periodical)
All of J.K. Hartman's books
Card Conspiracy vols. 1 and 2 by Peter Duffie and Robin Robertson
Greater Magic
Tangled Web by Eric Mead
The Magician's Cookbook by Jack Parker
Focus by Phil Goldstein (Max Maven)
All of David Regal's books
All of David Acer's books
The Definitive Sankey
The Art of Astonishment set
Simon Says and Son of Simon Says by Simon Lovell
All of Juan Tamariz's books
The Secret Ways of Al Baker
Stewart James in Print, The James File, and The Essential Stewart James
Pallbearer's Review, Epilogue, and The Chronicles by Karl Fulves

I can offer more but in this thread you have enough recommendations to keep you busy for ten lifetimes.
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Hey Vlad, why only Card Conspiracies volume 1 and 2? Volumes 3 and 4 are excellent too! Or am I thinking of a different set of books?
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52 Memories (Retrospective Edition) by Andi Gladwin and Jack Parker is probably my favorite book that I have read this year.
Other good books I have read recently:
Confident Deceptions - Jason Ladanye
Card Dodgery - J K Hartman
Modus Operandi - Stephen Hobbs
Drawing Room Deceptions - Guy Hollingworth

Only "Card Dodgery" is a "New" book but they were/are all new to my bookshelf this year. I have added many others, started some, have not started others yet, but these are my "stand outs" so far "This Year".

I will add that my John Bannon books are gone back to over and over thru the years as well as Modern Coin Magic - J B Bobo and Coin Magic - Richard Kaufman as well as numerous others (as Vlad points out, too many to list).
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On Aug 15, 2017, Muzz wrote:
Hey Vlad, why only Card Conspiracies volume 1 and 2? Volumes 3 and 4 are excellent too! Or am I thinking of a different set of books?


I think there are just the two plus a related work called Diamonds from Coal. That said, I should state that I am unaware of any additional volumes.

These are great resources. Duffie and Robertson examine a number f different sleights and offer alternate handlings plus some really excellent routines using them.

EDIT: Just double checked and there are two volumes of Card Conspiracy and Diamonds from Coal.
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On Aug 15, 2017, Muzz wrote:
Hey Vlad, why only Card Conspiracies volume 1 and 2? Volumes 3 and 4 are excellent too! Or am I thinking of a different set of books?


I think there are just the two plus a related work called Diamonds from Coal. That said, I should state that I am unaware of any additional volumes.

These are great resources. Duffie and Robertson examine a number f different sleights and offer alternate handlings plus some really excellent routines using them.

EDIT: Just double checked and there are two volumes of Card Conspiracy and Diamonds from Coal.

I have Diamonds from Coal, very interesting.
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Try the Semi-Automatic CT Series by SB
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Gonna offer a few alternatives,intentionally swerving any 'Classic' books from past times.
21st century card magic - James swaine
Close up and personal - David regal
Cardzones - Jerry sadowitz and Peter duffie
Complete Walton Volumes 1,2,and 3 - Roy walton

Lovely stuff.
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On Aug 15, 2017, Vlad_77 wrote:
Seems to me that this topic isn't as innocent as it appears.


There are two sides to most issues.
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On Aug 15, 2017, Vlad_77 wrote:
Seems to me that this topic isn't as innocent as it appears.


There are two sides to most issues.


Thank you!! You DO learn something new every day. Ain't life grand? Smile
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On Aug 15, 2017, Poof-Daddy wrote:
52 Memories (Retrospective Edition) by Andi Gladwin and Jack Parker is probably my favorite book that I have read this year.
Other good books I have read recently:
Confident Deceptions - Jason Ladanye
Card Dodgery - J K Hartman
Modus Operandi - Stephen Hobbs
Drawing Room Deceptions - Guy Hollingworth

Only "Card Dodgery" is a "New" book but they were/are all new to my bookshelf this year. I have added many others, started some, have not started others yet, but these are my "stand outs" so far "This Year".

I will add that my John Bannon books are gone back to over and over thru the years as well as Modern Coin Magic - J B Bobo and Coin Magic - Richard Kaufman as well as numerous others (as Vlad points out, too many to list).



This looks very like my Christmas list from last year, Poof Daddy. So far the only I've got is the Ladanye book. Do you mind sharing your thoughts on the Hartman?
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I'm a big fan of John Bannon's books as well, and second someone else's note of "Dear Mr. Fantasy." Great stuff and in the range for just about any skill level.
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No one mentioned By Forces Unseen yet? I still don't think I've read another text with such direct and elegant magic, technique and thought.
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No one mentioned By Forces Unseen yet? I still don't think I've read another text with such direct and elegant magic, technique and thought.


By Forces Unseen is a great book, one of my favorites for sure. I actually mentioned it in my post near the beginning of this thread. I don't perform many of the routines from the book because of how technically demanding they are. However, I use his one handed version of the convincing card control religiously. I also regularly use his one handed bottom palm as well as a more modern variation of his bow-to-stern control. The card transfers are also amazing. I also love his version of the snap change and his add-on move. It definitely is a must have book for card magicians.
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No one mentioned By Forces Unseen yet? I still don't think I've read another text with such direct and elegant magic, technique and thought.


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Loving this thread, thanks for all the great suggestions to add to my library.


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