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Topic: L.I.N.T. by John Luka
Message: Posted by: Daren (Apr 9, 2007 04:07AM)
Are there any reviews of this book, I have had a Google search on this but cannot really see any list of contents of this book, can someone please describe some of the effects in this book?
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Apr 9, 2007 04:51AM)
Here is your answer: http://hometown.aol.com/johnlukamagic/lint.html
Message: Posted by: Motor City (Apr 11, 2007 06:46AM)
Contents for L.I.N.T.

The Lie Detector - Ron Bauer - Here's one reason he's THE underground legend.

The Homing Card - John Luka - Version of Brother John Hamman's effect.

Diagonal Palm Shift - Paul Chosse - Here is how a master card technician debugged the Erdnase classic control.

Key To The Draw - Jack McMillen & Charlie Miller - Clarification and presentation of one of the first collaborations between these lifelong friends.

Okito Less Box Routine - Milt Kort - The man who invented the combo box routine comes up with a way to do the Okito Box WITHOUT the box!

The Turnover Pass - John Luka - Aaron Fisher said this was the best he has ever seen.

Very Strange Exchange Part II - Eric DeCamps - A knockout transposition of a card and coin.

Card In Match Book - Michael Ammar - An "impossible location" from Michael.

Mental Prediction - Chris Carter - Contains invaluable lessons in mentalism for magicians.

The Fidgeting Card - Bill Kalush - A knuckle busting challenge for the best of you.

The Magic Coin - Ron Bauer - An hilarious and surprising bit of visual funny stuff for the close-up magician or the table-hopper.

Wide Open Prediction - John Morgan - A cleverly worked out impromptu version of Paul Curry's popular effect.

Simple Arithmetic II - John Luka - Several instructive variations of Vernon's effect.

Second Sight - Ron Bauer - A comedy triple prediction effect that will convince an audience that you have special powers, maybe.

The "Birthday" Book - John Morgan - This humorous psychological method for presenting Elmsley's "Fortune Teller's Book of Days" even catches those who know the original.

Zarrow Shuffle Finesse - John Luka - Several valuable techniques for making this shuffle easier and more deceptive.

Chromo-Balls - A pure sleight of hand approach to the Vernon/Mora three ball routine.

Kings On A Fling - John Luka - An instructive four phase exercise in combining various card assembly sequences into a cohesive procedure.

One Coin For Connoisseurs - Ron Aldrich - This has been called "the Best One Coin Routine around."

Invitation To Imagination - Ron Aldrich - Professional, audience tested presentation for "B'Waved" especially effective for restaurant workers.

Overtwist Transposed Paul Cummins - A clever combination of the "Twisting The Aces" and the "Hofzinser Problem" ideas.

Devilish Trickery - Ron Bauer - The final solution to the "Devilish Miracle Problem" with crystal clear presentation and economically subtle handling.

Daren, I hope this is what you were looking for.
Message: Posted by: Daren (Apr 11, 2007 12:28PM)
Thanks I have purchased lint now and it is a great book, working on some of the routines already

btw there is a demo video of king on a fling on magicvideodepot that looks great!
Message: Posted by: Paul Chosse (Apr 19, 2007 03:08PM)

Glad you bought the book! It is probably THE most under-rated book of the last 20 years. Without a doubt, there is more workable material in LINT than in almost any other book I can think of - and I'm not saying that just because I'm associated with the product.

I would have kept the material to myself if I could, since I was doing 50% of it before the book ever appeared. My personal favorites are the Lie Detector, Devilish Trickery, Key to the Draw, Chromo-Balls, and Second Sight. That combination is a terrific set that serves me well anytime.

I have used a Charlie Miller idea for the conclusion of the Chromo-balls as the finale of the set. Instead of the vanish of the balls, they change to a lemon or whatever, ala the final load for any of the C&B or Chop Cup type routines. It really finishes things up nicely and leaves them with something to talk about. Not bad, since you only carry the balls, a deck, and can pick a final load wherever you are...

Best, PSC
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Apr 19, 2007 03:43PM)
I'm a huge fan of John Luka and LINT is an exceptional book. And anything recommended by Paul Chosse... well, suffice to say, the man knows more about magic than I'll be able to learn in multiple lifetimes!
Message: Posted by: Daren (Apr 19, 2007 03:46PM)
I too really like lint, it has some great routines in the book, personal favs are lie detector, kings on a fling, second sight
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Apr 20, 2007 12:08AM)
Im a big fan of John's material, my favourite from L.I.N.T. is the Birthday Book routine.
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Apr 22, 2007 01:55AM)
My poor bank account . . .
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 28, 2007 05:37PM)
I love the book, L.I.N.T. It taught me a lot. I would recommend the book.

Jonh Luka's next Motor City's Close-Up Convention is around the corner: http://www.johnlukamagic.com/convention.htm
Message: Posted by: Jeff (Aug 29, 2007 02:50PM)
A mint copy of LINT available here.


Message: Posted by: jmoran76 (Sep 11, 2007 10:24PM)
I recently picked up a copy of LINT and I would recommend it. It think it's got a lot routines that you can really use.
Message: Posted by: van (Sep 12, 2007 02:26PM)
If you liked L.I.N.T., you should get his second book, UNCOVERED

Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Sep 12, 2007 03:07PM)
On 2007-09-12 15:26, van wrote:
If you liked L.I.N.T., you should get his second book, UNCOVERED


Allready done Van.
Message: Posted by: Clark (Sep 12, 2007 03:35PM)
Paul Choose has the best work that you will ever find on the Diagonal Palm Shift in L.I.N.T., simply killer. If you have ANY use for this sleight in your performances you absolutely need to obtain Paul's work on this tool. he makes a great tool even better.

The Lie Detector routine is killer as well and Kalush's Fidgeting Card routine, Kalush's handling is stunning.