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Topic: mmm... which book?
Message: Posted by: Paul Jester (Nov 3, 2002 10:07AM)
Hello there, I want to buy a book because I'm getting fed up of accumulating more props and only being able to get mediocre to plain rubbish routines and handlings for them. Now I don't really want to go out and spend a hundred pounds, and I don't really want to have to buy loads of books, so I guess I want a nice cheap and easy course in magic.
I would like it to contain something for cups & balls and something for spongeballs, also CMH would be nice, and something on presentation... but any recomendations would be useful, so whats the best book?


Message: Posted by: Paul Menzel (Nov 3, 2002 10:42AM)
If you are looking for a book which includes cups and balls, CMH, and essays, you might consider [i]The Magic of Michael Ammar[/i]. Also, Mark Wilson's [i]Complete Course in Magic[/i] has cups and balls information, sponge balls, multiplying billiard balls, and oh so very much more. A [b]must[/b] have if you do not already own it!
Message: Posted by: Sariel (Nov 3, 2002 10:56AM)
Harry Loraine's Magic Book is a good intro too.
Message: Posted by: johnstu (Nov 3, 2002 03:36PM)
Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic book is currently being sold as "Mark Wilson's Cyclopedia of Magic" in paperback.

It only costs about 8
Message: Posted by: secondbaseman (Nov 3, 2002 03:38PM)
Go with Harry Loraine's magic books.


Message: Posted by: Paul Jester (Nov 3, 2002 05:03PM)
Johnstu, where??? That one's sounding good so far (I've been looking through other posts on books!!)
Message: Posted by: Just4Fun (Nov 4, 2002 12:15AM)
I've been scouring the used book stores for the Tarbell books (just 3 more to go). Nearly every used book store around here (and yes, Dallas is a loooong way from the UK) has a copy of the Mark Wilson Complete course in magic, and/or Now You See It Now You Don't, both excellent beginning books in magic. Check your used book stores would be my advice.
Message: Posted by: Socrates (Nov 4, 2002 06:16AM)
The 'Magic Book' by Harry Lorayne is a must even though it does not contain the cups and balls or CMH.

And if it's presentation that you're interested in then 'Magic & Showmanship' by Henning Nelms is the book you want. It's extremely cheap and easily available from Amazon.

Take it easy.


'Much learning does not teach a man to have intelligence' - Heraclitus :die:
Message: Posted by: M. Perk (Nov 4, 2002 02:57PM)
Stars Of Magic
Message: Posted by: tla (Nov 25, 2002 12:46AM)
If you are looking for a course in magic, consider Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic on video. It's like having Mark Wilson's book in motion.
Message: Posted by: danny (Nov 25, 2002 05:47AM)
Darwin Ortiz' book Strong Magic iss meant to be really good for presentation. I am saving to get it myself at the moment.
Message: Posted by: dsnowmon (Nov 25, 2002 08:31AM)
Mark Wilson Cyclopedia of Magic, you'll always be able to refer back on it.