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Devilix
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Hi guys,

I am looking for a self-working or semi-automatic cards book. I have see many threads and a lot are very usefull. I also have 4-5 books about the subject (Fulves, semi-automatic volume 1, Max Maxwell 6 DVD's).

While I really like those books. I think that many have the same problem for me. Material is not original in the presentation. While they are really original in the method, presentation is often "count how many cards you got and hide them....)

Is there any book that have easy cards trick or mental effect but that is original?

thanks
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The Card Magic of Nick Trost..
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The effect is the important thing, how you achieve it is not.......
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>The Card Magic of Nick Trost..


That book is harder to get than a Rembrandt. Card College Light ? Next month there will be a new Nick Trost book.

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There is a Card Magic of Nick Trost on Ebay right now...It is not harder than a Rembrandt.
Not cheap, but well worth the money. At $177.50 with a little over a day left.
Better bid.
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Get Card College Light by Giobbi. Great material. Extremely well-written like all of Giobbi's books.
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Devilix, have you looked at David Pogue's Magic for Dummies? Trust me, it's not for dummies, and is a highly regarded book that magicians often recommend as one of the best for beginners. It has a large section on card tricks, and includes self-working gems like Karl Fulves' "Gemini Twins", and Daryl's "Untouched" (although under different names). One of the strengths of this book is that it gives detailed information about the presentation and patter, which by the sounds of the things is what you're looking for. I'm not sure what you mean by your requirement that the presentation material be "original", but given the detail and attention this book gives to how to present tricks and what to say, perhaps it will be just the thing you're looking for.
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I'll second Card College Light, picked it up at a convention not really expecting much of it, but being a bit of a completionist and unable to argue with the price, I've actually found some very decent material in it.
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Scarne on Cards
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Card College Light, all of Fulves' books, and Scarne on Cards are my three favorite self-working card trick books. Enough stuff for a lifetime.
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Scarne on Card Magic-- easy and strong material
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All of the semi-automatic card books by Steve Beam have some excellent tricks including the patter to go along with them.
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Also consider Magic With Cards by Garcia and Schindler. It includes some fantastic self-working tricks (including classics like Out of This World), all of which are well-explained and easy to learn, and includes suggested patter. It contains 113 effects, you can check out a list of the contents here:
http://magicref.tripod.com/books/garciamagicards.htm
It's no longer in print, but used copies are quite inexpensive and easy to obtain - I recently purchased a good condition second-hand copy through amazon very cheaply.
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Thanks a lot guys, Just ordered Scarne and Beam (volume 3). While I am sure that the Nick Trost book is good, I am not open to spend 150$ on a book.

Have a nice day
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Some bob longe books can be bought very cheap on amazon and ebay there are quite a few gems in his work but you will have to sift through a lot of not so good effects to find them
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Other good reccomendations for self workersandeasy sleight cardtricks are anything by aldo colombini nick trost and peter duffie
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Peter duffie has a great website called alternative magic on this are over 30 free tricks.if you like his work then you can buy many e-books by said author at a very reasonable price.i think the site is peterduffie.com
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Some good suggestions. I'm interested in hearing more about the Bob Longe books from anyone who is familiar with them, and how the quality of the effects, suggested patter etc compares with other resources containing self-working card tricks. I gather that the quality of the effects in Bob Longe's books are not of a consistently high standard as other books like Karl Fulves or John Scarne, but that there are some gems to be found in them if you look hard enough?
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Harry Lorayne's "The Magic Book" has some very good effects
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