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All very good suggestions. I would suggest not to neglect the magazines that were put out by Racherbaumer, Harry Lorayne, Kaufman, Fulves Any of those magazines are very worth having.
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On 2014-01-26 04:22, Magic-Daniel wrote:

What about The Art of Close up Magic by Lewis Ganson?


Yes and there are two vols and both are in ebook form from L&L Publishing.
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Now that I think about it, the apocalypse books might be good to start tracking... That wouldn't be a bad road to go down.
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Maybe I would start with one of the apocalypse books. All four at once would be too much I think
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For the record regarding Tarbell:
There is more (and more recent) material in the smaller single volumes aggregate than in the one large single volume or the CD.

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Hello Daniel,

Considering the writers on your list who explore theory and then apply it to their magic...

1) Have you read The Books of Wonder by Tommy Wonder and Stephen Minch? They are an exquisite blend of finely honed material and well-considered theory, with superb writing. They are modern classics. http://www.hermeticpress.com/product_info.php?products_id=46

2) You may also enjoy Jim Steinmeyer's Conjuring anthology, for its refreshing variety of creative presentations and clever, thoughtful, workable methods. http://www.jimsteinmeyer.com/catalog/pro......id=17523

3) What Lies Inside by Florian Severin was the book I most enjoyed last year. It provocatively inspires the reader to thoughtfully create vivid presentations for mentalism. This book is like Maximum Entertainment (Weber) for Mentalists, or Eugene Burger for the next generation. http://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/m......-inside/
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Have you read the other Carney books? Magic by design and Book of Secrets.
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Yes, I have. Have pretty much everything John has put out
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@duanebarry

I really don't do any mentalism. Would you still recommend what lies inside?
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Also Duane. That Jim Steinmeyer book sounds very intersting.

Good recommendations!
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I really don't do any mentalism. Would you still recommend What Lies Inside?

In my view, thoughtful writing by smart thinkers is always worth reading. On the other hand, after the book's opening effect, the effects are pretty much wholly mentalism and Severin puts a lot of focus on problems and strategies which are very specific to mentalism. So I'll recommend it like this: Maybe this isn't the book for you, but if at some point you do develop an interest in mentalism, then after you read the fundamentals (Annemann, Corinda) and are brimming with methods for mentalism effects, this book can be of great value to spur creation of clear, vivid presentations.
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Do you have "The Book " by the Flicking Fingers?
An excellent range of material in there.
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I don't have that book motown. I have seen some of the material, but Its not really for me. Too wacky, I would think.

I mostly like the classics tricks in magic. Done simple (not in method necessarily) and naturally.

The Book of Wonders have been on my to-buy-list for a year now or so. Will definately pick those up.
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And I am DEFINATELY also getting Mike Caveney's "Wonders" books!
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Although it is not a book of effects, you can't go wrong reading "Maximum Entertainment"by Ken Weber.
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ONE DEGREE by JOHN G is by FAR the best book I ever read!
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The books of Eric Lewis, especially his "Miracles" trilogy, are filled with ideas.
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Modern Magic Manual by Jean Hugard
Amateur Magician's Handbook by Henry Hay
Anything by Walter Gibson
Anything by Bill Severn (the clearest writer I've come across)
Anything by Karl Fulves

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How about a book by/about Rene Lavand? Both "Magic from the Soul" and "Mysteries of my Life" are incredibly interesting (as are his DVDs). Not only for their technical content (which is pretty unique, given the limitations he masterfully overcame), but above all because he is one of the most accomplished artists, one of the very few that makes you forget that he employs tricks and takes you on a wonderfully intense, moving magical journey... Nothing of the quick, flashy kind, but if you are interested to see what you can achieve when developing your persona, his books (and DVDs) are a lesson for life. Up there with Tommy Wonder.
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Thanks for still recommending me books!
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