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JoshP06
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I recently bought Darwin Ortiz's books "Strong Magic" and "Designing Miracles". Are these good books for a beginning magician? I read on this site and others that they are good books on how to perform in front of people, creating good effects, etc. Let me know! Thanks.
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These are great books, JoshP06!

To reply to your question, they may be hard to read from cover to cover AND fully understand them, if you're a beginner in magic.
I think you need to go out there and perform first, makes some inevitable mistakes and then go back to them, strong of some "on the field" experience. And you need to see other magicians, both good and bad, perform in order to understand what makes them good or bad.

Then every now and then, go back to the books and your understanding will increase with every reading ...

Mind you, that what Ortiz writes ain't no dogma. You are free to disagree with him on some points. You need to "filter" his word through your experience, your situations and yourself.

In the other thread you opened I also recommended two more books on magic theory which are worth every penny ...

Have fun!
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They are great books for *any* magician!

I wouldn't recommend Strong Magic for a complete beginner though. Ortiz often uses examples of classic card tricks to make his points, and the examples wouldn't make any sense to you if you're not familiar with them. I'd suggest first getting some experience in mastering the fundamentals of card magic.
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Okay, thank you for your feedback.
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