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I recently rented this book from my library and I'm trying to absorb everything it has to offer before I take it back. It has so much useful material that I could spend years on this thing and still only master half of it. This is a must have for anyone interested in the art of cad magic.
I've said this in another review and I'll say it again. the new "latest and greatest" mentality of the younger generation of magicians tend to skip over the "old" Literature to go for the "newest moves"
this is the foundation from which those "new moves" came from
from basic sleights and effects to more intermediate ones this is an essential starting point for all card magicians.
i know there is a debate on "Royal Road Versus Card College" why not get both and be in the best of both worlds!
This is the book to get if interested in card magic. Any good card magician has read this book. It provides all the basic card slights, and some great tricks to accompany them. This book starts you on your way to great card manipulation.
I kinda flicked this off and never considered getting it after I found out it was just for beginners which I was told but like all the dover books, they are useful for all levels. There is a lot of stuff in here that is defiantly not stuff that beginners will be mastering any time soon. A lot of sleights, then it will go through some effects that include that sleight so you don't just learn some sleight and never use it in a routine. The tricks included are okay, some could use a little improvement but it gives you ideas, so you can take those ideas and put the effects together and make your own routines. I highly recommend this to anyone into card magic, there is material in there for all levels.
An absolute must have! Possibly the greatest card magic book in existence! Low price, but packed full of sleights, effects, and manipulations. It will keep you busy for a very long time. Sleights range from easy stuff (peek, glide) to more complex moves (pass, double lift). It is my favorite book in my collection and will help any card performer, new or old.