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Vlad_77
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Hi all,

I've posted my review of Bill Citino's Sleepless Nights e-book here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=159

Best to all,
Vlad
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Man, if we had people in our administration as capable and honest at putting forth good analysis and review of things as this, well, I guess things might be a bit better than they are, but that's another story. 🤔

We should all get to be reviewed so forthrightly as this one, and by such a wonderful writer that looks forward to expressing the depths of things. Thank you Vlad for this wonderfully thorough review of Bill Citino's work, Sleepless Nights.

And Bill would be "sleepless" as he is such a serious sort when it comes to coin magic. He has submerged himself for years in its bowels, learned the art from some of the very best, and has earned great respect from them as to his own efforts. On top of that, he's also one heckuva nice guy and a real clever magician. It is our good fortune that he thought enough of the craft to record his works and thinkings. Not surprised that he gives credit where it's due, and he get's big credit from me for doing it every step of the way in all his works. I think this might be his 2nd book or so, and I can bear witness that what Vlad so vividly found to be true of Bill's work, so have I seen the same beauty of intent and desire laid out in his offerings.

I need a good book to read as to the art, every so often I just need to bathe myself in some good thinking as to it. I've bathed in these waters before (with Bill's first book a while back) and will now again, I'm sure, soon enough. Smile Im a big fan of Bill's work because it's real good, the kind of coin magic that I cut my teeth on, always with wonderful new nuances and approach. Appreciate the fine review here, from a most educated eye whether it's a raisin or a thumb palm, he see's it and appreciates it most thoroughly. These two efforts are stellar, and whenever I see two strong trees such at this standing together, one in support of the other, well, I know it's a good place to stand too, and I recommend it highly as such to all. Smile
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A great book, highly recommended- well done Bill, Top marks
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On Sep 15, 2018, Mb217 wrote:
Man, if we had people in our administration as capable and honest at putting forth good analysis and review of things as this, well, I guess things might be a bit better than they are, but that's another story. 🤔

We should all get to be reviewed so forthrightly as this one, and by such a wonderful writer that looks forward to expressing the depths of things. Thank you Vlad for this wonderfully thorough review of Bill Citino's work, Sleepless Nights.

And Bill would be "sleepless" as he is such a serious sort when it comes to coin magic. He has submerged himself for years in its bowels, learned the art from some of the very best, and has earned great respect from them as to his own efforts. On top of that, he's also one heckuva nice guy and a real clever magician. It is our good fortune that he thought enough of the craft to record his works and thinkings. Not surprised that he gives credit where it's due, and he get's big credit from me for doing it every step of the way in all his works. I think this might be his 2nd book or so, and I can bear witness that what Vlad so vividly found to be true of Bill's work, so have I seen the same beauty of intent and desire laid out in his offerings.

I need a good book to read as to the art, every so often I just need to bathe myself in some good thinking as to it. I've bathed in these waters before (with Bill's first book a while back) and will now again, I'm sure, soon enough. Smile Im a big fan of Bill's work because it's real good, the kind of coin magic that I cut my teeth on, always with wonderful new nuances and approach. Appreciate the fine review here, from a most educated eye whether it's a raisin or a thumb palm, he see's it and appreciates it most thoroughly. These two efforts are stellar, and whenever I see two strong trees such at this standing together, one in support of the other, well, I know it's a good place to stand too, and I recommend it highly as such to all. Smile



Hey there my dear friend, Thank you for the kind words! But, it's easy to write reviews on things that are stellar quality. Over the years we have known each other here you have sent me videos of your fine work and I suspect at least a little part of the reason you have is to encourage me toperform more coin magic. I'm working on it Smoove but with guys like you and Bill around, maybe I stick to creating a technique for anti-faroing illusionistsjust because I'm like that. Smile

Hope this post finds you well!!
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So where is this available?

Thanks!

Jim
Vlad_77
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On Sep 16, 2018, J-Mac wrote:
So where is this available?

Thanks!

Jim


Hi Jim,

Here you go!

https://www.citinomagic.com/products
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I have read through this incredible work three times - once in amazement, a second in appreciation, and third in contemplation. The style is very readable and the illustrations a fine companion. Even those who think they need a video to learn from will be pleased. One key factor is the "preview" of what each adventure contains. There are several tricks/stratagems I will never perform, but still acquired valuable insight and ideas to apply to a more favored method.

That review sounds a bit stogy, so I will add "fun" to the list. As magic occurs in the mind of the observer/reader, it is easy to both find magic bubbling forth and imagining impact on a future audience. Now I want to find his other books and look forward to future ones.

On a slightly negative side, I feel the assumptions about the average magician's familiarity with, and access, to some referred methods are optimistic. It is a tough call for any writer. In future books I suggest an appendix of "standard moves." The very detailed references/credits might be better in an appendix also - the advantage being less interruption to the flow of the working material. Those who want/need either information can browse at will.

Back to positive acclaim, the editing is superb and greatly appreciated. Many thanks for the opportunity to share in your sleepless efforts.
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Awesome contributions guys. Vlad, we owe you for this.
Thanks Joe.
Vlad_77
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Awesome contributions guys. Vlad, we owe you for this.
Thanks Joe.


Thank you Countrymaven, but, nah, no one owes me anything my friend. If my review has helped potential purchasers make a more informed decision, then that is payment enough. Besides, I have caused many a hemorrhaging eye in that review so I owe readers for the cotton. Smile

Slainte!!

Vlad
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I was able to get this and finally put my thoughts down.
Review here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......tart=0#3
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I’m super late to the party with this, but I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who took the time to review the book. I appreciate everyone’s kinds words and more importantly am very happy that people are enjoying the material and finding use for it.

Best,
Bill
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The first few routines I have worked through are well designed and well-explained. It's a great book; I am thoroughly enjoying it.

Thanks Bill!

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Me too... Very nice indeed! Smile

I hear some folks saying they like to learn from books, well, this is a nice one to do it with. Smile
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