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Ember
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I'm looking for some recommendations on magic books. My library consists of Larry Jennings, Brother John Hamman, all the Card College books and pretty much everything written by Darwin Ortiz.

I'm looking for some new material and having been away from magic for a while am not sure where to go, who look out for.

I like strong, direct card magic with minimal set up and ending clean. About 80% of my current sets are from Darwin Ortiz and his style of magic fits exactly what I like to perform.

Does anyone have any suggestions on other magicians whose work I might like?
van
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Jason Ladanye is very similar to Ortiz.
I like anything by David Regal or John Bannon
Card Finesse 1 & 2 by Jon Racherbaumer
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Hello Ember,

You may be interested by the work of Harry Lorayne, for example his book "The Classic Collection vol. 1".

I am not familiar with the work of Darwin Ortiz and not exactly sure what you mean by "direct", but Harry has very strong effects and most of them can be performed with a borrowed deck (meaning minimal or no setup, no gimmicks and clean ending).

Vincent
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Right, MrVincent --- except LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, Vol. 1 has been sold out for a long time. Many of my other books are heading in that direction - and I'm too old to reprint. So start reading the good stuff while still available. Same goes for my "Best Ever" 4-volume DVD set - if you want to start watching the good stuff!!!!
[email]harrylorayne@earthlink.net[/email]

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http://www.harryloraynemagic.com
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Hello Harry,

Yes I know The Classic Collection 1 is out of print but I mentioned it because it is still available in e-Book version (I bought mine from the Conjuring Arts website).

I already have most of your other books --also about memory-- and I can only confirm that they are really worthwile readings.
For now I don't have the DVD set, but maybe that will change soon (just sent you an e-mail).

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Yes, Vincent --= I just replied to your email. H.
[email]harrylorayne@earthlink.net[/email]

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http://www.harryloraynemagic.com
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Mr. Vincent...those DVDs are gold. I have a lot of DVDs. I don't watch any of them. The only ones I repeatedly put on are Best Ever and somebody else.

Best Ever teaches you how to be a pro. I have said this SO many times.....it is riveting.
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Thank you for the recommendations. I've just bought Harry Lorayne's Classic Collection v4.
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From me?
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On Sep 28, 2019, Ember wrote:
I'm looking for some recommendations on magic books. My library consists of Larry Jennings, Brother John Hamman, all the Card College books and pretty much everything written by Darwin Ortiz.

I'm looking for some new material and having been away from magic for a while am not sure where to go, who look out for.

I like strong, direct card magic with minimal set up and ending clean. About 80% of my current sets are from Darwin Ortiz and his style of magic fits exactly what I like to perform.

Does anyone have any suggestions on other magicians whose work I might like?



Here is the answer to all your problems: https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/product/game-changer/

:)
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Anything by Vernon, Marlo, Elmsley, and Carney should be studied
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Ember,

I would reccomend Harry's Jawdroppers 2 and And Finally, Giobbi's Card College Vol 1 and 2, a Darwin Ortiz book (Cardshark), and maybe a JK Hartman book.

That will give you four distinct approaches to card magic, and they are all excellent.
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Great choices kshep.
JawDroppers Two is a fantastic book as is And Finally! I'll never part with my signed copies and I keep them close at hand as I'm constantly returning to them.
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I mentioned them because I think they are especially effective for somebody returning to the hobby. A lot of bang for the buck.

But I think he should be exposed to other approaches also.

I am finally putting some time for Hartman. Ahhhgg...I don't know yet. But...he certainly has a distinct style. I love his mind.
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On Sep 28, 2019, Ember wrote:
I'm looking for some recommendations on magic books. My library consists of Larry Jennings, Brother John Hamman, all the Card College books and pretty much everything written by Darwin Ortiz.

I'm looking for some new material and having been away from magic for a while am not sure where to go, who look out for.

I like strong, direct card magic with minimal set up and ending clean. About 80% of my current sets are from Darwin Ortiz and his style of magic fits exactly what I like to perform.

Does anyone have any suggestions on other magicians whose work I might like?



Here is the answer to all your problems: https://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/product/game-changer/

:)


Ember,

If you like Ortiz, you would also like Jason’s work. Jason studied under Darwin and the same great thinking comes through in his effects.
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