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Vanished Zauberer
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I was looking at a few books at the book store and came across magic for dummies. I know quite a bit of magic, but this book is thick and perhaps helpfull? I was wondering if anybody could give me a good review on this book and what level it's for

Thanks, Ty
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EddyRay
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The book is made for the entry level magician or the layperson looking to get a start. I have the book even though I knew most of the effects in it. The book is full of useful information and great tricks that cover a span of categories, its great for your library.
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Yes....it is actually a pretty useful book. I don't have it, but browsed through it at borders. pretty good stuff in it..
marko
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I own it and am not ashamed to say so. It contains many outstanding contributions from some of magic's cleverest minds. My only qualm is that such a useful book would be targeted at laypeople.
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Decker
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If you want one Ill sell you mine
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RevJohn
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I liked enough to write a companion book to it. It is Gospel Applications for the majority of the effects in the book.

Not an AD, but to show that I found good information in it, and some great effects that require little finger work. (Not that that is always a good thing, but nice for a break).

John
David Le
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Too bad, I shoulda let my aunt order this for me too! but the index gives much more info than the table of contents Smile

before reading the index, I woulda thought this was gonna be another history book Smile
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Great book for the money. It can also be used as a prop in your shows to buy you some time and laughs when you screw something up. Be creative and you'll see what I mean.
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It's surprsingly not bad. Obvisouly accessed towards absolute beginnners, but there's a little everything for anyone...okay maybe except for Daryl.
Jay
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It's surprsingly not bad. Obvisouly accessed towards absolute beginnners, but there's a little everything for anyone...okay maybe except for Daryl.


Actually, Daryl contributed a strong trick to this volume. So, maybe there's something from him, not for him! Smile

Also, Shuffling Lesson by Chad Long is one of the strongest tricks I do for people, and it's the one that people ask me about weeks later!

Jay Smile
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