The Magic Caf
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Books, Pamphlets & Lecture Notes » » "Solomon's Mind" book (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Pavlo
View Profile
Veteran user
Poland
306 Posts

Profile of Pavlo
Hi there. Could anybody share their opinion about this book? The cover looks great, but what about the inside? What kind of card stuff is in there? Worth checking out for the money?

Thanks in advance.
Darrin Cook
View Profile
Special user
621 Posts

Profile of Darrin Cook
Hocus Pocus has a "Solomon's Mind" DVD with a listing of 13 effects, 10 of which are found in the book.
Ian Richards
View Profile
Loyal user
224 Posts

Profile of Ian Richards
David Solomon also has a website that provides additional insight into his material:
http://www.davidsolomon.net
femur
View Profile
Regular user
Belgium
174 Posts

Profile of femur
Quote:
On 2002-12-08 17:43, Darrin Cook wrote:
Hocus Pocus has a "Solomon's Mind" DVD with a listing of 13 effects, 10 of which are found in the book.


Could you provide the correct URL for Hocus Pocus? Thx...
"I can't really think of a good quote to put here"
Glenn Watson
View Profile
Special user
781 Posts

Profile of Glenn Watson
Femur here is the adress.
http://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/
roguemagic
View Profile
New user
bizarre iowa
96 Posts

Profile of roguemagic
I have Solomon's Mind, and I must admit that I was somewhat disappointed when I began reading the effects and figured out that I needed a number of gaffed cards. I met Solomon at a lecture and bought the corresponding card sets, and I was pleasantly surprised.

My advice: I wouldn't purchase the book without the cards.
mansomago
View Profile
New user
spain
57 Posts

Profile of mansomago
I do not have this book, but I heard that is not worth to buy it.
cardfreakhk
View Profile
Special user
Hong Kong SAR
585 Posts

Profile of cardfreakhk
If you have the gaffs, would you say the routines are good?

Michael
Don't just dream, stay awake and action!
MarkFarrar
View Profile
Veteran user
U.S.A.
376 Posts

Profile of MarkFarrar
I was disappointed with it too.
Mark S. Farrar

Email: [email]MarkFarrar@TheMagicCircle.co.uk[/email]
Web: www.MagicSquaresBook.com, www.RandMPublishing.com, www.TheDailyGoalMachine.com, www.ParvoBuster.com
Pavlo
View Profile
Veteran user
Poland
306 Posts

Profile of Pavlo
OK
Thanks a lot. After getting those negative opinions not only will I think twice but many more times and while I'm thinking I'll get something else instead. Like the Complete Walton stuff because I heard the books are cool, aren't they?
Mark Ennis
View Profile
Inner circle
Raleigh, NC
1031 Posts

Profile of Mark Ennis
I was also thinking of getting this and noticed several negative responses. Would anyone be kind enough to PM me what you didn't like about the book (besides having to purchase gaffs)?
ME
Ruben Padilla
View Profile
Loyal user
Narrative Strategist
206 Posts

Profile of Ruben Padilla
I actually like the book very much. There's a lot of thought that's gone into each effect. Solomon is a contemporary of Simon Arronson - so if you like his stuff I'm confident you'll like Solomon's. A couple of the effects are very usable and worth the price of the book.
Try it.
Ian Richards
View Profile
Loyal user
224 Posts

Profile of Ian Richards
I do have this book and believe that it contains some very good effects. The very first effect in the book “Steinmeyer’s Nine Card Problem with Seven Cards” gets some of the best reactions of any effect that I perform. Not everything in the book requires gaffs. There are 42 effects described in the book, in a bookmark included with the text, there is a list of 9 effects that use specially printed cards. The reason that I purchased this book and the reason that I like it is that David Solomon is a contemporary of Simon Aronson and John Bannon, both of whose material and thinking I also really enjoy and use. “Solomon’s Mind” also contains some very interesting anecdotes about David’s interactions with Ed Marlo that provide useful insight and historical perspective into the Chicago “inner circle”. This book was published relatively recently, 1997, so perhaps those who do not like this book already use versions of many of the effects in the book that they had already learnt from another source? As a side note, the out of print David Solomon and Simon Aronson book “Sessions” sold for $95 recently on Ebay. Smile
Garrett Nelson
View Profile
Special user
644 Posts

Profile of Garrett Nelson
Not quite related, but I hear Kevin Kelly is in the process of writing a second book of Solomon's material.

-Garrett
Andrew Loh
View Profile
Inner circle
Malaysia
1455 Posts

Profile of Andrew Loh
Frankly, Solomon's Mind book I disappoint is yes, there required gaffed cards, and more disappointed is the gaffed you cannot create by your own. It needs special printed cards for performance and get the climax reaction.

I can say if you want to invest the Solomon's mind book, there is a high investment in it.

But, I own this book though the contents inside some of the card effects are good!

Best Wishes,
Andrew Loh
Image


Check out my new card magic eBooks "The Magnificent Queens" & "Triple Charms" at:
www.cardicianden.com

My Cardician Den Blog:
http://pasteboards.blogspot.com/
AaronShields
View Profile
Loyal user
294 Posts

Profile of AaronShields
It seems a lot of people were disappointed because some of the tricks required gaffs. This was not an issue for me. A little less than half of the tricks require gaffs. All of them are available from Solomon. The most expensive one is $20, but some are as cheap as $5.

I wouldn't buy the gaffs before the book. Buy the book first, see if there's any gaffed tricks you like, and then spend the money on the ones you want, if any. Personally, I didn't find anything among the gaffed tricks, but found a couple among the ungaffed ones.

It doesn't rank anywhere near my favorite books, but it's a good one nonetheless.
Find out about my magic:
http://www.freewebs.com/aaronshields
Julie
View Profile
Inner circle
3792 Posts

Profile of Julie
"...if you get one good trick that you will USE, the book is a good investment..." and an excellent learning experience. (whoever thinks of specially printed/gaffed cards?)
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Books, Pamphlets & Lecture Notes » » "Solomon's Mind" book (0 Likes)
X
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2023 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.02 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL