The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Tricks & Effects » » Harpacrown 2!! Mark Chandaue (31 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4~5~6~7~8
TimonK
View Profile
Veteran user
Amsterdam
364 Posts

Profile of TimonK
This arrived with me recently.
Mark's a friend, so I'm potentially biased, although I did insist on (and did) paying full price for the book.

Your first impression upon receiving the book will likely be: it's huge. And that's correct. Almost 450 pages huge.

Your second impression upon starting the read will likely be: great thinking. Yet again, that's correct. Mark hit the ball out of the park on several routines and subtleties. If you enjoyed his previous works, you will certainly like this a lot.

One of my personal highlights is the seemingly random full-audience selection process of a single spectator from 'What's Mine Is Mine'. I look forward to trying that live.

Also had another look at Ophiuchus, which is available as a stand-alone release. While I'm not usually a fan of 'that kind of' method, I actually got inspired for a somewhat more bizarre presentation for it that I'm very excited about (I harbor a secret passion for bizarre & storytelling magic of all sorts).

We've been blessed with a range of very high quality mentalism books recently, and this is certainly one of them. Recommended.
"But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

www.timonkrause.com
TimonK
View Profile
Veteran user
Amsterdam
364 Posts

Profile of TimonK
(To be clear, I wasn't knocking Ophiuchus - in fact, Mark's effect offers several advantages over similar pieces, aside from coming with three well-structured routines of its own.)
"But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
- Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'

www.timonkrause.com
bosami
View Profile
Regular user
134 Posts

Profile of bosami
Quote:
On Feb 2, 2021, Mark_Chandaue wrote:
My new stock of the original Collectors Edition will be arriving next Monday. Meanwhile has anyone finished Harpacrown Too? Reviews are still pretty thin on the ground.

Mark


I'm jumping on the Collectors edition and H Too. Placed an order for both. Super excited after reading all these positive reviews.
...forever curious
kleefeld
View Profile
New user
Avon, Ohio
14 Posts

Profile of kleefeld
Been working my way through Harpacrown Too and loving every minute of it. Mark's writing is so fresh and friendly and funny, it is a joy to be tooling along thinking about his clever method and then all of a sudden hit an extremely funny line that's not in his script, but just a part of his clever writing style. I have been skipping around a little, dropping in on plots that seem interesting, but I'm going back and read everything. There are so many good pieces of information about staging and psychology that are worth finding even if you are not going to do Mark's exact routine.
Mark_Chandaue
View Profile
Inner circle
Essex UK
3766 Posts

Profile of Mark_Chandaue
The original Harpacrown Collector’s Edition is now back in stock. Also Harpacrown Too is now available from Penguin. I love the trailer they have created.

https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/15060

Mark
Mark Chandaue A.I.M.C.
Harpacrown is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk
Harpacrown Too is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=harpacrown-too
Ophiuchus is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=ophiuchus
Totally Free Will is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=totally-free-will
Mark_Chandaue
View Profile
Inner circle
Essex UK
3766 Posts

Profile of Mark_Chandaue
Mark Chandaue A.I.M.C.
Harpacrown is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk
Harpacrown Too is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=harpacrown-too
Ophiuchus is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=ophiuchus
Totally Free Will is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=totally-free-will
Woolfie
View Profile
New user
Uk
81 Posts

Profile of Woolfie
No one writes magic books like Mark Chandaue. His presentation descriptions and methods are all clearly explained but what makes his writing stand out are the funny (and often educational) stories and humour that are present throughout all of his books. I originally took this as a bonus to learning great mentalism but have since come to realise that it’s also a constant reminder for me, that at the heart of our art, being entertaining is just as important as being fooling.

The effects themselves are all superb too and are real world workers that can be scaled up or down depending upon your situation and audience size. Although Mark encourages you to come up with your own presentations, the scripting provided is always top tier and is an inspiring way to show examples of how the routines can play out.

Two Harpacrowns and a Totally Free Will in, I can’t even imagine how much I’ve learned from Mark so far but even now I know he’ll come up with something new that will both floor me and make me smile. This is another incredible piece of work that deserves a space on every mentalist or magicians shelf.
Mark_Chandaue
View Profile
Inner circle
Essex UK
3766 Posts

Profile of Mark_Chandaue
If you have the book and like it I would really appreciate it if you could add a review over at Penguin.

https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/15060

Cheers,

Mark
Mark Chandaue A.I.M.C.
Harpacrown is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk
Harpacrown Too is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=harpacrown-too
Ophiuchus is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=ophiuchus
Totally Free Will is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=totally-free-will
Mark_Chandaue
View Profile
Inner circle
Essex UK
3766 Posts

Profile of Mark_Chandaue
David Kenney has posted a review of the original Harpacrown Collector’s Edition over at Magic Orthodoxy.

https://youtu.be/7DHpGxU4x-8

Mark
Mark Chandaue A.I.M.C.
Harpacrown is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk
Harpacrown Too is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=harpacrown-too
Ophiuchus is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=ophiuchus
Totally Free Will is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=totally-free-will
Mark_Chandaue
View Profile
Inner circle
Essex UK
3766 Posts

Profile of Mark_Chandaue
Thanks for taking the time to write the reviews Timon, Jim and Woolfie and for also posting it the review on Penguin.

Mark
Mark Chandaue A.I.M.C.
Harpacrown is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk
Harpacrown Too is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=harpacrown-too
Ophiuchus is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=ophiuchus
Totally Free Will is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=totally-free-will
Mark_Chandaue
View Profile
Inner circle
Essex UK
3766 Posts

Profile of Mark_Chandaue
This is now available through Murphy’s and so you should be able to pick it up at your favourite magic store. If in the EU picking it up from Pegani should avoid any brexit related delays or costs.

Mark
Mark Chandaue A.I.M.C.
Harpacrown is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk
Harpacrown Too is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=harpacrown-too
Ophiuchus is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=ophiuchus
Totally Free Will is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=totally-free-will
algebraic
View Profile
Special user
967 Posts

Profile of algebraic
I ordered mine from Hocus-Pocus.
Mark_Chandaue
View Profile
Inner circle
Essex UK
3766 Posts

Profile of Mark_Chandaue
Despite the lack of reviews the original Harpacrown is now almost completely gone. I have no more Standard Editions and these will definitely not be reprinted. I am down to the last 12 of the second print run of the original Harpacrown Collector’s Edition. There is unlikely to be a third print run. Harpacrown Too on the other hand still has good availability.

Mark
Mark Chandaue A.I.M.C.
Harpacrown is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk
Harpacrown Too is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=harpacrown-too
Ophiuchus is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=ophiuchus
Totally Free Will is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=totally-free-will
Mark_Chandaue
View Profile
Inner circle
Essex UK
3766 Posts

Profile of Mark_Chandaue
The original Harpacrown has now completely sold out. I will be doing one final print run which should be available in round 3 weeks time. Meanwhile the following review of Harpacrown Too was posted on Penguin.

“It's pains me a little to write a review for this book. Never in my 40 plus years of magic have I read such important book of magic. Yes, I said magic. Harpacrown is a book on mentalism but to me it's the 'holy grail' on mentalism making it pure magic! I will never need another magic book period.
Why is it painful? Selfishly, this book is the gem that all gems wish they were. Happily I have been using the advise within its pages to stun friends and customers. So naturally, I don't want the information out. But, honestly, this information is so powerful that it has a life of its own. It's life wants to be in your head nibbling away your brain.
Enjoy this book...if you have to buy any book on mentalism buy something else...that way I can stay employed! just kidding.
Mark, this is a true masterpiece of literature! Congratulations! ”

Would be nice to see more reviews from actual buyers.

Mark

Mark
Mark Chandaue A.I.M.C.
Harpacrown is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk
Harpacrown Too is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=harpacrown-too
Ophiuchus is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=ophiuchus
Totally Free Will is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=totally-free-will
toneill
View Profile
New user
51 Posts

Profile of toneill
I've had Mark's books on my wish list for some time now, so I finally ordered the full set directly from Mark. Although I haven't had a chance to get into all the material yet, but I can already tell these will be books I'll go back to time and again. As a bonus, the books as a set are really nice! I had the chance to correspond with Mark a few times, and his customer service is really top notch.

Ted
Mark_Chandaue
View Profile
Inner circle
Essex UK
3766 Posts

Profile of Mark_Chandaue
I have received the 3rd print run of the original Harpacrown Collector’s Editions. Once again it is a fairly small print run. I won’t rule out another print run when these are gone as I really didn’t expect the demand to be high enough for a third. Stock should be going out to dealers in the next couple of weeks.

Mark
Mark Chandaue A.I.M.C.
Harpacrown is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk
Harpacrown Too is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=harpacrown-too
Ophiuchus is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=ophiuchus
Totally Free Will is available from
http://www.harpacrown.co.uk/?product=totally-free-will
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Tricks & Effects » » Harpacrown 2!! Mark Chandaue (31 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4~5~6~7~8
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.23 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL