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michaelmystic2003
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CCTT PART ONE BY BRIAN MILLER

Young magician Brian Miller is no doubt one of magic's rising stars. His first product release, entitiled Cards, Coins, Thoughts, and Theories reflects this with three wonderful worker's routines and a thought-provoking essay.

The ebook is very well writtten and produced with crystal clear colour photos can an easily navagatable layout. It begins with a brief introduction by Miller, and then we enter the three effects. Brian shares two coin effects and one card effect, all of which are real worker's pieces and can be performed virtually anywhere. My review of each effect is below.

Illusionary Coins: A three coin production. This is very smooth, very visual, and a perfect opener into a coin routine. Very clever thiniking behind this. ****

SandTrap: A Sandwich effect which also includes a startling transposition. I love Sandwich effects, and this is the perfect effect to add in to my repertoire. I love this effect! *****

Copper Silver Simple: When I saw Brian perform this on Youtube before the ebook's release, I loved the clever concept behind it. What a bizarre take on a classic plot! Instead of an instantaneous coin transformation, the coin transforms a little bit at a time! This is a very visual effect. *****

After these three stellar effects, we move on to a wonderful essay on the importance of presentation. This is well thought-out and a very enjoyable read. It also contains very useful tips in presentation and is a great essay for any magician of any skill level to study. This concludes the 15 page ebook.

Overall, this ebook is awarded a 9/10 by myself. Brian's extensive knowledge of magic is a joy to read, as well as his great worker's routines. Highly recommended!

Michael Kras
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One minor gripe I have is that the photos that compliment the written explaination text for the 'Illusionary Coins' are reversed. E.g. Written text assumes the person is right handed (Cl*ssic p**ming with right hand) while the photos are reversed (Cl*ssic p**ming with left hand). Its not a major thing, but was confusing during the first read of the effect. ( It become easier to learn the effect from the text alone without looking at the photos)

This does not however, diminish this effect or the other two that are included in these notes. This is a worthy set of notes with relatively easy ( sleight wise) effects which I can see will have a great impact on lay audiences.

Looking forward to your future releases Brian

Thanks

Baobow
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Baobow - Quite right! I did in fact notice that the photos came out reversed; somehow my software was apparently doing that as a default. only a few days after the Ebook was officially released. I decided to leave it rather than change an already released Ebook, and simply figured that right handers like myself can mimic the photos as if looking at a mirror. It won't happen in the future, rest assured. It would drive me crazy as well. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I do have a small single effect Ebook in the works planned for a February release, but that is all I can say about it right now.

Michael - Thank you for a great review.

For anyone who is interested, you can check out the Ebook at http://www.BrianMillerMagic.com/Products.html

Brian
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Sound good man...! do you find the theories useful to you as well?

cheers,

kent
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