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Topic: Kingdom of the Red- Book/DVD
Message: Posted by: wunceaponatime (Sep 20, 2007 11:13AM)
I recently bought Kingdom of the Red written by the Larry Barnowsky. I have had the book and DVD for about a week and I’m very impressed with the quality of the material in the book as well as the quality of the book itself. The best books in terms of quality seem to come out of Hermetic Press. This book is in that class and IMO actually higher in overall quality in terms of paper, binding and illustrations.

This is a very fine hardcover book with 240 pages 28 chapters and over 450 photos. The photos are very professionally shot and printed. I can’t remember a book with photos of this quality. Larry’s last coin book had very good photos but these are superior to that.

I’ve skimmed through the book and the contents are excellent. I’ll comment on some of the chapters that I’ve studied. In Chapter 1 there is and effect called Alignment of Colors at Montauk Point. This is a red black color separation which is totally baffling and uses some mathematical principles. Best of all you only need to do one Faro Shuffle. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before. You will use this.

In Chapter 3 there is The Comedy Rope and Ring Routine. There are some standard moves and some of Larry’s own which are woven into a logical routine with a comedic flavor. The DVD also shows the moves in detail from different points of view. There is comedy, audience participation, and a real kicker at the end.

The best coin routine in the book is Gateway Through Time and Space in Ch. 8. Vanishes, penetrations, appearances and more. This uses his Time Tunnel prop. He teaches you how to make one in the book but I suggest you buy the spun copper one he sells on his website since that is very well made and you might have a problem finding the needed material to make the prop. The effect uses some gaffs and is easy to learn with no difficult moves. I bought it and the gaffs as a kit and pleased with the quality.

Kingdom of the Red in Chapter 11 is a card effect told partly in verse in the form of a fairy tale. I watched the performance on the DVD. It was beautifully done and fooled me the first time I watched it. Most magicians with basic card skills should be able to do this.

I watched the performance of Wedding Ring Redux on the DVD and had no idea how the ring penetrated the velvet cord . The routine is unique in that the ring is never taken off the cord. It appears on the cord and penetrates on and off very magically. He explains the work in detail both in the book and on the DVD. Each penetration is timed with the script and the net effect is a logical magic effect which is very entertaining.

The Magic Lesson reminds me of the Vanishing Bandana. It uses recorded instructions like the Bandana effect. It's done with sponge balls and a Hank Box. This is a very funny routine which I will definitely use.


The Haunted Cabinet is a piece of apparatus that Larry designed. Watch the effect on the DVD and the watch the explanation. I had no idea how it worked. It is so mechanically clever.

Overall I am very satisfied with the book and DVD as well as the Time Tunnel Kit I purchased. There is a large variety of high quality original material in the book. Some easy and some that will require practice. As I go through the book and DVD more thoroughly I’ll update my impressions.
The website link is: http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr1.html


David
Message: Posted by: Ogre1234 (Sep 20, 2007 12:36PM)
Good review. Larry sent me an email regarding this set. I might have to place my order now.
Message: Posted by: boxjumper (Sep 24, 2007 08:07PM)
I’ve immersed myself in Kingdom of the Red for the last two weeks having read part of the book. I’d like to make a few general statements and then give a more detailed review chapter by chapter.

The design of the book is itself a work of art. It’s obvious a lot of care and thought went into the production of this book. When I get a book I read every word including the copyright page and that’s where you’ll discover that Count Elmsley himself did the artwork for the cover. From the preface you’ll learn where the book title came from. Each chapter (there are 28) is divided into effect, skills needed, props needed, setup, explanation and script, and ends with a step by step synopsis. The latter I found very helpful in practicing more complicated effects.

I have the regular hardcover edition. Collectors will probably choose the leather limited edition. The quality of the binding and paper is outstanding. The photographs leap out from the page and are placed with the text in such a way so you don’t have to turn pages to refer to a figure.

The DVD is imprinted with the dust jacket castle. Material from 17 of the 28 chapters are taught and or demonstrated on the 95 minute DVD. At $10 for the DVD this is a bargain. The video and audio quality is very good.

Ch.1- Alignment of Colors at Montauk Point: If you can do one Faro this needs to be in your repertoire. A series of shuffles are done following the free selection of a card. This includes a riffle shuffle of the entire deck by the spectator. The cards are divided eventually into eight piles as directed by the spectator some face up and some face down. The spectator decides where the cards go based on their intuition of what color a face down card is. The packets are repeatedly shuffled together face up to face down until only one pile remains. The cards are spread and all the face up cards are black. The spread is flipped over and all the other cards face up are red except one black, the selected card. As I said, all you need is to do a faro. The mathematics takes care of the rest. This is a gem. (also taught on the DVD)

Ch. 2- Binary Predictions: This is a double prediction effect using a clever mathematical device which he shows you how to construct. First a pair of coins are chosen from a pile of assorted coins. Next a scrabble tile is freely selected. Some square cards are shown with letters on them and the spectator answers several yes or no questions. A locked box is removed from a bag and when the spectator unlocks it he finds exact duplicates of the two coins chosen and a duplicate of the chosen letter tile inside. The way the coins are predicted is based on an old principle. The letter tiles is something I’ve never seen before and let me just say it’s mathematical and automatic. You actually don’t even have to know what letter they picked. The device will do that for you. I think some may chose to use this device for other effects. (also taught on the DVD)

Ch. 3- Comedy Rope and Ring: I really like ring and rope effects because they have good angles and use ordinary props. The problem is unless you perform it silently the patter is usually descriptive filler. This routine combines some great ring and rope work with a logical and funny script. The props include the rope, 3 inch ring, blindfold, bell, and handcuffs. There are some well known moves and some original ones. The handcuff finale is outstanding. The routine is done initially solo and then you work with two spectators until the end. The moves are explained very clearly in the book but he shows them with different angles on the DVD. Excellent. A professional routine.

Ch. 4- Dice/ No Dice: This starts out as a dice assembly with 5 dice and a small cubical box. The box is gaffed (he shows you how to make one) which allows you to be one ahead of the spectator. On DVD this really looks good. It ends with a 3 in the hand- one in the pocket sequence and at the end there are no dice in the hand. The gaff helps you with the final vanish. Very nicely done but the second part will require practice.

Ch. 5- Entropy I and II: I love this effect. It’s Larry’s take on Lennart Green’s Fractal Harmony designed for spectators with a shorter attention span. He has two versions, one with a full deck stack and one with a 13 card stack. I like the full deck one better. If you like effects with the Gilbreath Principle you’ll want to learn this one. This is not on the DVD.

Ch.6- Flying Single and Double Spinner: This is a one hand spin technique like The Long Distance Spinner in Tarbell but the grip and technique are different. Also you can cause two cards to spin out in opposite directions from the deck. Watching it on the DVD is very helpful. Larry actually catches the card in the deck without opening the pack. The card just penetrates into the deck. The two card spin out is not easy. I haven’t even tried that yet. The flourish dudes will like this.

Ch. 7- Gateway Through Space and Time: I also bought the Time Tunnel prop. The routine flows and is logical because the moves are justified by the ongoing script. The routine consists of two parts, a series of penetrations ending with one done in slow motion and then a coin assembly. This is a fairly easy routine to do with no difficult sleights. Gaffs do a lot of the work for you. One could do either of the sequences as a separate routine. I can see doing the penetration sequence by itself if I didn’t have enough table room for the assembly. Highly recommended.

Ch. 8- Haunted Cabinet: If you are handy with tools you’ll want to build this unique piece of apparatus. It reminds me of the Astro Cabinet but the method is completely different and it does much more. A cabinet is shown empty by opening hinged doors front and back. A silk is placed in a wine glass and the glass placed in the cabinet. The doors close and open and the silk has jumped out of the glass to the other side of the cabinet by a small pedestal. Next an examined large rubber ball is placed on the pedestal and the glass on the opposite side of the cabinet. The doors close and then open and now the ball is in the glass. The ball is removed and the glass replaced and the doors are shut. Three coins are shown and vanish in the hands one by one (gaff is used). As they vanish they are heard landing in the glass one at a time. When the doors are opened three coins are found in the glass. Nothing by the way is attached to the glass, ball, coins, or silk. Watch it on the video and you’ll smile as he shows you how it’s done.

Ch. 9- Intrusive Black Threes- This is a fairly intense routine in that a lot of magic happens with a logical and stunning kicker at the end. It involves the four queens, four aces and four chosen cards. The aces and then the queens are lost in different parts of the deck. Two of the remaining chosen cards turn out to be the black threes which have the power to cause everything to occur in sets of threes. The chosen cards change to an ace and three queens, then the three queens change to three aces leaving all four aces. Three aces vanish one at a time leaving one ace. That is placed in the middle of the deck three times but each time comes to the top. It’s tried a fourth time but doesn’t happen because of the effect of the black threes. Instead a queen comes to the top and when the deck is spread the three other queens are face up in different parts of the deck. Standard sleights are used and Larry shows you his method for the buckle count which I’ve tried and will use. The step by step synopsis at the end of the chapter is very helpful in practicing this effect. This explained well on the DVD too. This one I will perform once I get it down cold.

Ch. 10- Juxtaposed and Joined: This is Larry’s take on the fused card effect. This is direct and easy to do with no awkward moves or shows. Those of you who use Anniversary Waltz may find that you prefer his approach. I do. The story line is very different but I won’t give it all away here.

Ch. 11- Kingdom of the Red: The trick for which the book was named. He performs this on the DVD and it is extremely well done. I’m not going to spoil it by detailing the effect since you’ll want to watch the DVD before reading this chapter. A lot of magic happens and it builds in intensity as the story unfolds. The story begins like a fairy tale and before you even realize it everything begins to rhyme and the rhyming is timed perfectly with the action. In the preface Larry calls this his signature piece. I think that anyone who puts in the time to master this will have a reputation building routine. This is so well routined and scripted that I would hesitate to change anything. All the moves are within the realm of the average magician who delves with cards.

Well that’s the first 11 chapters. There are 17 more. When I get through more of the book I’ll update this review. Overall this is a very impressive book which is well written and contains some great material which I know I will use.

BJ
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Sep 24, 2007 09:22PM)
Thanks for the reviews
Message: Posted by: apple123 (Sep 24, 2007 09:54PM)
Very helpful reviews. Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Kyf (Sep 29, 2007 10:37AM)
Hi,

Just to add my 10c worth - this is one of the BEST magic books I've purchased. Excellent value for money and Larry is a great guy too.

All the very best for future productions - you've set a new standard Larry,



Kyf
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Oct 5, 2007 09:21AM)
I'd like to express my thanks to Kyf, David, and BJ for posting those reviews. There are some more reviews and comments about the book on the coin forum:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=227838&forum=3&7

If anyone has any questions about the book or DVD, please feel free to email me at barnowsky1@aol.com or PM me at the Café. Every inquiry or question will be individually answered.

Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: sleightofhander (Oct 19, 2007 01:23AM)
I couldn't have said it any better then the above reviews. This is a awesome book and Larry is a hellava nice guy. Thanks Larry.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Oct 28, 2007 06:21PM)
Thanks sleightofhander. I appreciate your positive comments and I'm glad you are enjoying the book and DVD.

I just obtained a new supply of authentic solid dollar size Chinese coins which are naturally shimmed. I will be including one of these coins [b]FREE[/b] with each book ordered [b](Kingdom of the Red or 21st Century Coin Mechanics)[/b] for [b]Cafe members[/b] until my supply runs out.

Larry
Message: Posted by: boxjumper (Oct 31, 2007 06:48PM)
This is a continuation of my review of Kingdom of the Red. Great book and DVD. No filler. Very well written and illustrated.

Ch. 12- Lost in Limbo: 4 aces are removed and the deck cut into 4 piles like in Ortiz’s Combination Cull. The spectator cuts buries the aces in each pile and the deck reassembled. The aces are now in limbo and the magician shows that they are not in the deck by going through the deck one by one. Each ace is then produced one at a time using some original revelation techniques taught in the book. You could substitute one or more of your own favorite revelations instead of the four that Larry uses. No difficult moves except the Quantum Spinner is one of the revelation techniques and that’s taught in chapter 17. That you’ll like and its pretty easy to get good at it. I think many will add this gem to their repertoire.

Ch. 13- Magic Lesson: This is Larry’s take on the Vanishing Bandana type effect. It’s done with a Hank Box and sponge balls (and a lot more). The magician performs his new effect as he and the audience listen to the audio instructions. Balls appear and disappear and change color etc. but everything happening is not quite in synch with the instructions. The magician doesn’t say a word so there is plenty of opportunity for hamming it up with double takes and exaggerated gestures. Magical things happen but they don’t follow the audio instructions. There are two surprises at the end which I won’t give away. This could be performed on stage using bigger balls. The sponge ball sleights are also taught on the DVD. I’m going to dust off my Jap Box and rehearse this one.

Ch. 14- Natural Selection: Using the theme of survival of the fittest the spectator through a process of elimination finds his own thought of card. This is totally mathematical and works automatically. No set up or sleights. I’ve performed this for a few friends and they were stunned. I think the fact that the spectator handles the cards makes the climax more impressive.

Ch. 15- Outer Limits: This does require a set up but you get a powerful effect out of that preparation. Spectator freely selects a cards from a large packet that he shuffles. The cards are mixed and cut in a number of different ways some face up and some face down. The magician does similar things to a packet he shuffles. The packets are combined and mixed. The combined packets (24 cards) are finally spread face up and only two cards are found face down- the spectator’s freely selected card and its mate. No difficult sleights. The step by step synopsis at the end of each chapter is really welcome for effects like this which are more complicated.

Ch. 16- Peace Dollar Production: The coin wizards will like this quickie. Four silver dollars (or other coins) appear in the left hand one at a time as the right hand magically waves over it. This looks very good on the DVD.

Ch. 17-Quantum Spinner: This is a cool technique for making one or two cards spin out of a packet. With two cards, they spin out in opposite directions and are caught with each hand. I was able to do the single card spin out after a few minutes and the double after about an hour of practice. This is well taught both in the book and DVD.

Ch. 18- Rendezvous Aces: This is a beautiful routine which Larry says is “the workhorse” of his repertoire. So much magic happens to the four aces. In a nutshell, the aces are lost in the deck, the ace of spades is found and discarded to the table. But the AS comes back 3 more times until there are apparently 4 aces of spades. The packet of four AS is shown to contain 4 identical AS. Then one by one these change to the missing Aces with a series of well orchestrated color changes. There’s more to but I gave you the essentials of it. Once again the step by step synopsis is invaluable. This is also taught on the DVD including all the color changes.

Ch. 19-Shuffle, Cut, and Fold: If you can do a Faro this is a great effect you’ll want to perform. Basically a card is freely selected and the cards mixed in a variety of way with cards face up and face down. The deck is cut and about half are discarded. An array of 28 cards is formed and rows and columns are folded over until a single packet remains. This is similar to the procedure in John Bannon’s Degrees of Freedom. When the packet is spread there are only four face up cards- the selected card and its three mates.

So far I haven’t seen a bad effect. Everything is well explained and detailed scripts are included. 9 more chapters to go.

BJ
Message: Posted by: A.J. (Nov 2, 2007 03:11PM)
I received Larry's new book just a few days ago, and I am thrilled with the content. Some incredible magic...not pipedreams but fully-tested effects and routines. I'm impressed.

This book will keep me busy for quite some time.

Definitely recommended.

A.J.
Message: Posted by: Johnny Butterfield (Nov 2, 2007 03:23PM)
[quote]
On 2007-09-29 11:37, Kyf wrote:
Hi,

Just to add my 10c worth - this is one of the BEST magic books I've purchased. Excellent value for money and Larry is a great guy too.

All the very best for future productions - you've set a new standard Larry,



Kyf
[/quote]

I agree. My copy just arrived, and it's even better than I thought.

And with the Canadian dollar, it was on sale!
Message: Posted by: Johnny Butterfield (Nov 3, 2007 12:32PM)
And I would like to add that the Time Tunnel prop is super-nice.
Message: Posted by: wunceaponatime (Nov 4, 2007 09:14AM)
I agree. The Time Tunnel is a great prop. I especially like the last sequence which is done in slow motion where the half dollar visually penetrates the Time Tunnel. You can see it demoed on the DVD too.

David
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 10, 2007 10:06AM)
Thank you all for those positive posts about my book/dvd as well as the Time Tunnel prop.

As I am writing today, I have one Time Tunnel left. The Time Tunnel Kits should be available before December 1. I will have 8 more of them to sell as the kit and 4 more Time Tunnels without the kit (gaffed coins and card).

I do not like taking money up front for items that I can't ship today. If you PM me or email me at barnowsky1@aol.com I can reserve a Time Tunnel or a Time Tunnel Kit for you. No deposit or money is needed to reserve these.

Please note that these come with no instructions. The entire routine is taught both on the DVD and with step-by-step photos in the hardcover book, [b]Kingdom of the Red[/b].

If you want the special leather edition I would recommend ordering it now because I expect to be sold out of them before Christmas.

Any book will be signed upon request.


Larry
Message: Posted by: surfer623 (Nov 15, 2007 10:26AM)
I also agree with the above reviews. The book and DVD are real value for money,especially if in the UK with the exchange rate. My book arrived from across the pond in what must surely be a record. I ordered PM on Thursday 8th and it arrived Tuesday 13th AM. Well done the Postal service, (and Larry of course). Just waiting for the coins and card for Time Tunnel to come back in stock now as I'm looking forward to using my Time Tunnel.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 23, 2007 11:28AM)
Some news:
Thanks for the positive review. I was recently in Paris and the dollar is taking a beating against the Euro there. The good news is that people that are buying my books and apparatus from outside the US are getting a very good deal because of the favorable exchange rate.

I just added two new colors to the velvet rope stock I'm carrying. You can now get 48 inch lengths in the following colors: Red, White, Blue, Yellow.

http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/pricelistkotr3.html

These are ropes that I use for Wedding Ring Redux and can also be used for other rope effects like my Comedy Rope and Ring Routine. The yellow and blue colors are new and in limited quantity. I can give you a quote on other lengths other than 48 inches if you prefer.

Larry

Posted: Nov 24, 2007 3:55pm
Update and correction:

The yellow velvet cord is now sold out.

The "blue" velvet cord is actually purple when viewed in strong light. It looks dark blue to me, but I'm a bit color blind. For those who ordered the blue and are unhappy with the purple I will exchange it for red or white or refund your money and shipping as well both ways.

Larry

Posted: Nov 28, 2007 7:53pm
One more update:


I expect to have the Time Tunnel Kits available for shipping in the first week of December (hopefully Dec 1).

I've made FIVE Dice/No Dice Kits in a limited edition. This is the appartaus used in chapter 4 of KOTR. It comes with Five 1-inch dice, the gaffed dice box, the gaff, and a velveteen pouch. These cannot be reserved. Payment in full is required. For more info and a photo of the props go to:

http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/pricelist7.html

Larry

Posted: Dec 3, 2007 4:58pm
More news:

The Time Tunnel Kits are back in stock.

Eight kits were made and one was just sold today. If you reserved one of the Time Tunnel Kits, please send payment since they are selling out fast once again.

http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr6.html

Best,

Larry
Message: Posted by: Prof. Pabodie (Dec 4, 2007 11:22PM)
Received the book yesterday and had a chance to peruse it last evening. I am so happy that you wrote this book! I've not had an opportunity to view the DVD, but I value a well-written, detailed book full of fantastic routines. There aren't many of them. I can tell that this will be a treasured volume in my library, a book to go back to again and again. I also appreciate the way you broke every effect down into its various components, letting the reader know exactly which sleights will be necessary and then providing an easy-to follow step-by-step recap of the vital moves at the effect's conclusion.
Well, I could go on. Suffice it to say I am a happy customer. Buy the book. If you like quality magic, you will love it.
Message: Posted by: boxjumper (Dec 6, 2007 09:22PM)
This is the remainder of my review of Kingdom of the Red:

Ch. 20, Three Lesson Monte: This is Larry’s favorite packet trick. I think it may become mine as well. It’s a magician vs gambler plot that we’re all familiar with but the storyline makes this a powerful piece of entertainment. Basic card moves are assumed and one new move is taught (easy to learn). One thing I’ve noticed about effects in this book and this is no exception is attention to the rhythm or pacing of the effect perfectly synchronized with the patter. At the end, each line of the script is said on a beat so as to emphasize the magic the spectator is seeing unfold. Highly recommended.

Ch. 21, Urokinase: This is an oil and water on steroids! Or more properly on Urokinase. Black cards are blood platelets and red card are red blood cells. Only 4 reds and 4 blacks used. The moves are so smooth (watch him teach it on the DVD) and the script entertaining and educational. Each phase makes logical sense in the narrative and the climax is a real surprise and quite baffling. The step by step synopsis at the end of the chapter again makes learning and rehearsing this wonderful routine a breeze.

Ch. 22, V-Cut: A unique one handed cut nicely shown in the book and taught on the DVD. This cut can be done partly upside down too.

Ch. 23, Wedding Ring Redux: Another professional caliber routine spoken in verse. All you need is a ring and a rope. Unlike many ring and rope routines you never thread the ring onto the rope. The rings just appears and melts on and off the rope. This is performed and then explained on the DVD. However the photos and descriptions in the book are excellent and really all you need. This is a perfect effect for strolling and has excellent angles. A real gem.

Ch. 24, Xanthomorphic Coins: This is the only effect in the book which requires knowledge of moves from 21st Century Coin Mechanics. It’s a Wild Coin type effect with a clever script. Coin wizards will enjoy this one.

Ch. 25, You Do As I Do With My Dough: A long name for a card trick. You and the spectator counts cards and bet money. You always win despite the most fair procedures. A kicker at the end where a card penetrates through a stack of bills that were bet is very puzzling and unexpected. You’re left clean at the end with no extra cards. Very clever routining.

Ch. 26, Zero Sum Game: A packet effect with five cards which can be done in the hands which is great for the strolling magician. Three phases, very quick, and the magic happens in the spectators hands in the last phase. No table needed and a storyline that is unique.

Ch. 27, All Heads Up: This is the first of two bonus effects with coins. This takes almost no skill since it is self working. You’ll need a flat surface to work on and about a dozen quarters which can be borrowed. I tried it on myself and it fooled me the first time I did it. You’ll definitely use this.

Ch. 28, Backhand Coin Change: The second bonus effect with coins. This will require some practice. A silver dollar changes into a Chinese coin with a hole in it. A three way change is also taught. Well executed and taught on the DVD although the text and photos are more than adequate to learn this from the book.

That’s my review. In all, a superb book packed with original professional level material, explained accurately with high quality photos and well written text. The DVD is a nice addition although everything can be learned from the book alone. You’ll also be pleased with the very high quality of the printing, paper, and binding of this book.

BJ
Message: Posted by: Johnny Butterfield (Dec 7, 2007 06:35AM)
Three Lesson Monte has killed for me so far! I really can't wait until some other tricks are ready for prime time.

I just got Larry's 21st Century Coin Mechanics, and it's truly worthy of your attention. There's some awfully pretty and convincing vanishes and changes, and some killer routines. A bunch of these sleights are going into my routines.

Two of my best "magic" purchases ever.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Dec 9, 2007 06:32PM)
Thank you all for those comments about [url=http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr1.html]Kingdom of the Red[/url]

By the way, if you mention the code "stocking stuffer" when you order Kingdom of the Red, you'll receive in addition to a FREE dollar size Chinese coin, an additional FREE accessory related to routines in the book. Some of these bonus items will be taken from props sold on my website. If you are already ordering a prop from the website, I'll make sure you don't get a duplicate item.

Remember: [b]Stocking Stuffer[/b]

This offer expires on Christmas

Larry

Posted: Dec 30, 2007 10:11am
Go here for a special deal on the book Kingdom of the Red

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=227838&forum=3&42&start=30#11

Time Tunnel KIts are temporarily out of stock. I expect to be restocked by Jan 15, 2008

Larry
Message: Posted by: jskalon (Feb 15, 2008 09:57AM)
I just received 'Kingdom of the Red' as a prize for Larry's last contest.(Thanks you Larry). It will take me a while to get through it, but as I do, I will post my progress.
The first thing that jumps out at you is the quality of the book itself. The construction of the book, the paper, everything is top notch, as good as anything out there. The Photos are excellent. The layout is well thought out. You also get a companion CD for the book. I am a visual type learner and the combination of book/video really works for me.
While going through the book, the content looks awesome and covers a ranger of effects from cards to ring and rope - to coins. Right now I happen to be working on Ring/Rope and Ring/String, so this book came at a good time. Larry has some different approaches to these effects than what I've seen in other routines.
Everyone has sleights/moves that they like to use. In my case, this book will give me more ammo for my arsenal.
'Kingdom of the Red' has something for everyone. I don't think you can go wrong purchasing this book. Yes I won the book, but would I buy it? Definitely Yes.
As I said, I will post more as I progress through the book.
This has definitely has me interested in looking into Larry's '21st Century Coin Mechanics'.

Thanks again Larry.
Message: Posted by: Mark Rough (Feb 15, 2008 10:53AM)
I've had KOTR for a little over a month now. I meant to write about it early, so thanks Jack for the reminder. The book itself is a work of art. I wish more books were made this way. It's a pleasure just to hold it and read it. I managed to get a deal on one of the seconds. Really, though, I can't see what would make my copy less perfect than a full price copy, not that I'm complaining at all.

The content itself is worthy of the artful way the book is made. I'm usually more into bizarre stuff, but this really appealed to me. While much of it is beyond my current level of ability, it really is motivating. I'm enjoying learning new things as I go through it. There's some really interesting magic inside. The dvd really helps you visualize what can be some of the more complicated instruction. Also, though some of the more unusual props are available from Larry, I enjoy working in my shop. Constructing some of the props involved has been and continues to be a lot of fun.

I highly recommend this.

Mark
Message: Posted by: Rudy (Feb 16, 2008 11:45AM)
Kingdom Of The Red. I’ve had this book for a month now and have finally read through it. It is one of the best books that I have ever had the pleasure to own. I love the layout, design and production of the book, also the pictures and the printing are very good. I picked up some of the props that Larry is selling to go along with the routines and they are very nice. The Time Tunnel prop is well made and works great. I even got myself the DVD which is a fantastic addition to the book. I am very happy with Kingdom Of The Red. Highly recommended.

Rudy
Message: Posted by: boxjumper (Feb 23, 2008 01:24PM)
I have to agree with Rudy, Mark, and Jack. I would also add that this book has so much original great material in it that almost anybody buying it will get their money's worth. In previous posts I reviewed the book and there are four effects from the book currently in my working act. Wedding Ring Redux alone was worth the price of the book for me.

BJ
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Mar 6, 2008 05:28PM)
I appreciate the positive feedback from BJ, Rudy, Mark, Jack and all the others who have took the time to comment favorably on my book.

A little news: The Time Tunnel components were finally shipped to me and should arrive this weekend. I will be producing new Time Tunnel kits next week. After I fill the back orders I will have SEVEN Time Tunel Kits available for sale. http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr6.html
If you want one of these kits, I urge you to order it immediately since my experience has shown me that they sell out very quickly. There will be no price increase and the price includes First Class or Air mail Shipping Worldwide.

Larry

Posted: Mar 18, 2008 11:32am
I have two Time Tunnel kits left. PM me or email me at barnowsky1@aol.com if you want one reserved for you.

http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr6.html
Message: Posted by: wunceaponatime (Mar 30, 2008 10:35AM)
My Kingdom of the Red DVD got scratched up do to my carelessness. I emailed Larry and asked if I could buy another at $10. He promptly shipped me a new one at no charge and paid for the shipping. I just wanted to publicly thank him for his great service and generosity. The book is one of the best investments I've made.

David
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Apr 6, 2008 01:45PM)
Thanks you David for those positive comments.

I want to let everyone know that the Time Tunnel Kits are all sold out. If you want one of these please PM me or email me at barnowsky1@aol.com and I'll reserve one for you from the next production.

Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: escherwolf (Apr 6, 2008 03:29PM)
I'll second wunceuponatime's comments. My Kingdom of the Red order failed to arrive here in Australia. Larry happily and quickly sent me a replacement. The book is simply superb, and a joy to work through.

Incidentally, the original book that was sent eventually turned up back with Larry after a round trip to Australia and the passing of three months.

In any case, a good buy, excellent service and high marks to both Larry and the book.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Apr 28, 2008 05:53PM)
Thanks escherwolf for those gracious comments.

The mails are somethimes unpredictable. In fact, I shipped somes rings to a customer in Italy but they never arrived. It turned out I was going to be in Italy soon after the time I was contacted about the missing shipment. I took the rings with me on the trip from the USA, shipped them from Taormina in Sicily and they arrived in Torino the NEXT DAY. Way to go Italian Postal System!

On the same note, postal rates are going up in the USA in mid May so shipping rates will be adjusted on my website to reflect that. I'm keeping the International rates unchanged and absorbing the extra cost. Between that and the very weak dollar the book and props are an even better value.

Larry
Message: Posted by: boxjumper (May 13, 2008 06:24PM)
Speaking of rings, I finally got all the moves and patter down for the Comedy Rope and Ring Routine. I had a blast with it featuring it at a party I was doing. There's a lot of room for comedy improv with this routine and the crowd really got into it including the two volunteers that held the rope.
Thanks.

BJ
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (May 30, 2008 04:10PM)
As an experiment in marketing my book I thought I would try the following for the next two days through Sunday June 1:

Order the hardcover book/DVD at my website (by the signature below) and if you are not entirely delighted with your purchase, send it back and I'll refund your money. Just send the book and DVD back in decent condition.

This offer is good only in the USA for Magic Café members,
and only for the time period stated above.

I'm confident that you will be pleased with the quality of the material, the clarity of the explanations, and the originality of routines found in this book. I guarantee that you will not find a magic book produced with finer paper, sharper photos, or better layout than you'll find in Kingdom of the Red.


Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: jholland (Jun 12, 2008 03:25PM)
You won't be disappointmed with this book. KOTR is one of the best buys I've seen during the past year. Order one now for Father's Day!
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jun 20, 2008 09:18AM)
Thanks Joseph for the positive feedback.

Additional News:

1. [b]The Time Tunnel Kits[/b] are back in stock. I made 11 of them and 4 have been sold. Anyone who orders the kit with the book will get [b]FREE Priority Mail Shipping[/b] in the USA for both.

2. [b]The Money Back Guarantee[/b] on the [url=http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr1.html]Kingdom of the Red[/url] was a successful venture. I am going to repeat that for this weekend June 20-22:

Order the hardcover book/DVD at my website (by the signature below) and if you are not entirely delighted with your purchase, send it back and I'll refund your money. Just send the book and DVD back in decent condition.

This offer is good only in the USA for Magic Café members,
and only for the time period stated above.

Larry
Message: Posted by: wunceaponatime (Jul 2, 2008 02:07PM)
I was looking at Stevens Magic Emporium website and found that they are carrying Kingdom of the Red in both the regular and collector's leather edition as an exclusive.

David
Message: Posted by: Magicmike1949 (Jul 13, 2008 02:03PM)
Just received my Kingdom of the Red and Time Tunnel from Larry. Very good quality and a lot of stuff I think I can use. It's a pleasure dealing with him. Will post more once I've had time to practice and try a few things out.
Message: Posted by: Jimeh (Jul 13, 2008 06:56PM)
I just had to 'chime' in here...
I ordered Larry's coin book a while back and had sent him an email expressing concern that I had not heard back from him after having placed my order. Sure enough I receive an email right away from Larry (who was in Europe at the time!) assuring me every thing was fine. Great guy, great service, great book and judging by all the wonderful things I've heard about Kingdom of the Red I'll be adding that to my ever-growing library. Yayyy for books!!
Message: Posted by: boxjumper (Jul 30, 2008 09:24AM)
I do a lot of strolling magic and two of the effects in this book are now part of my regular set. Urokinase is done with 4 black and 4 red cards and to say it is an oil and water type effect doesn't do it justice. It's totally impromptu with no extras or gaffs.The storyline is very unique and the ending will fry them. The second effect which I originally read but didn't perform until recently is an out of order type effect called Zero Sum Game. It's now a favorite and done entirely in the hands as a 3 phase effect with the climax happening in their hands. Only five cards used and no gaffs. Larry, do you have any more effects up your sleeve that we'll see in the future? :)


BJ
Message: Posted by: IanKendall (Jul 30, 2008 04:04PM)
Just a wee note to say that the web page /kotr3.html is flagged by Demon as containing indecent images of children. Larry - you may want to get in touch with them at http://www.demon.net to get things sorted out...

Take care, Ian
Message: Posted by: Mark Rough (Jul 30, 2008 05:17PM)
Weird. . . not a kid on the entire page. . . on the entire site.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jul 31, 2008 07:26AM)
Thanks for the heads up. I'll check into this ASAP. Obviously some mistake was made by them.

Larry

Posted: Jul 31, 2008 6:01pm
I've talked with the tech support folks at demon.net and they assure me that my website was NEVER flagged by them. They state categorically that in fact they NEVER flag websites regarding content.

I PMed Ian who told me that this message came up when he went to page 3 of my website http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr3.html but when he tried just now, no such message came up. It sounds more like some glich, virus, or bad silicon Karma.

BJ,
I'm glad you like those two packet effects. Urokinase is a core card effect of mine. Zero Sum Game is a great quickie which you can do in your hand and without any table.

As far as anything up my sleeve, there is a baffling card effect which didn't make it into KOTR because it was so new and not fully audience tested. It's a favorite of mine now, but if you wait for the January 2009 issue of MAGIC magazine to come out you'll be able to read the full explanation with photos.

Larry
Message: Posted by: amerigo (Aug 28, 2008 09:25PM)
Awesome book Larry . Well written with a great variety of tricks . I especially like the ring and string/rope routines. Great book and greta value. Do yourself a favor and buy the book now.
Message: Posted by: magicorik (Sep 4, 2008 10:08AM)
This is a GREAT book.
I have the collector edition and I think it is a work of art: clear photos (more than 450!!), well written, a companion DVD......what else would I need?
Excellent job.
Underpriced.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Sep 20, 2008 02:19PM)
Thanks amerigo and magicorik for the positive feedback.
Some news:
Last Saturday I performed and taught effects from both of my books at a lecture in Clifton Park New York. The effects from Kingdom of the Red included Three Lesson, Rendezvous Aces, Wedding Ring Redux, and Urokinase. From 21st Century Coin Mechanics I performed and taught Coins From Vegas, Digestible Coins, and Boomerang Coins as well as URV technique and the Flying Changeover Palm. The 2 hour lecture was very well received signing books and doing one on one instruction after the lecture.

If you go to my [url=http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr1.html]my website [/url]and click the link "card flourishes" in the first paragraph, a short video of card spinning moves from KOTR will load.

Posted: Oct 3, 2008 12:34pm
Does anyone have know Matthew Savin? He ordered Kingdom of the Red by Paypal but did not include his shipping address. I've emailed him but I get a message back saying his mailbox is full. Any help would be appreciated.

Larry
Message: Posted by: magic-dabra (Oct 7, 2008 08:37PM)
I received my book & DVD today. I am so excited to get into it after reading several reviews but I am going to save it for vacation next week. After just flipping through the book for 3 minutes I can say it is an extrodinary book from the standpoint of paper. print, and photographs. I had read the reviews and many people had talked about the physical book itself but it is beyond my expectations. You have a quality product Larry and I expect the contents will exceed the physical book.

Thank you for your time and help. I will post a follow-up note after I read through it next week.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Oct 27, 2008 12:43PM)
Thanks magic-dabra for those positive comments. I look forward to your follow up review.

One update: A fabulous original card effect of mine called "Chance or Choice" will appear in MAGIC Magazine in the February 2009 issue.

Larry
Message: Posted by: Barry Donovan (Oct 29, 2008 03:33AM)
My turn to chime in
I posted in a different thread explaining I was after a book with a bit of everything in but mainly cards as needed to add to my close up arsenal, larry promptly pm'd me telling me about the kingdom of the red and what its about, when someone goes out of there way to write to me, (and it was a single sentence) I feel its my duty to check out what its all about, and I'm glad I did, not read a bad word about it and have placed my order and wait for its arrival, also larry personally offered to sign it which I love, cant wait to get practising and will let you all know how it goes
Barry
Message: Posted by: wunceaponatime (Nov 8, 2008 10:34AM)
Looking forward to your chance or choice trick in Magic magazine.Any other projects or books in the near future?

David
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 10, 2008 10:23PM)
Was Larry's book ever reviewed in Magic or Genii? I don't recall seeing anything.
Just wondering.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 11, 2008 09:42AM)
Hi motown,

You never saw Kingdom of the Red reviewed in MAGIC or Genii for the simple reason that I never sent them a copy to review. These magazines don't review books or tricks unless they are submitted to them. Folks on the Café have been kind enough to write up their own opinions of my book and I think those reviews speak for themselves. If you still have some doubts, just order the book and companion DVD and if you are unhappy with your purchase, return it for a full refund.

Barry,
Thanks for your positive comments and support.

David,
I'm currently working on another book of both new and old original material. I have not as yet set a target date for publication.


Best,

Larry
Message: Posted by: King14 (Nov 11, 2008 01:26PM)
This book is great and Larry's customer service is super-Buy it Plus his props
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 23, 2008 05:15PM)
Thanks so much for your support King14.

Two bits of news.

If you want the Deluxe Leather Edition of Kingdom of the Red, you probably should order it now since I only have a few copies left of the original 50 signed and numbered books.

For Café members only, I will be providing FREE Priority Mail shipping on Kingdom of the Red through Thanksgiving (in the USA only). PM me for details on how to order through the website without paying for shipping.

Larry

Posted: Dec 20, 2008 5:19pm
I'm extending the FREE Priority Mail shipping (USA only) through Christmas for Café members and 4 free antique Chinese dollar size coins will come with each purchase as an extra bonus. PM me or email me for details.

barnowsky1@aol.com

Posted: Feb 28, 2009 2:37pm
I just added to my website two short video clips from Kingdom of the Red. One is a coin change and the other is a spinning card flourish. If you want to view them, go to my website and click the highlighted words "coins" or "card flourishes" in the first paragraph.

For Café members ONLY, Kingdom of the Red, the hardcover book and DVD are available at a very special deal. FREE Priority Shipping in the USA, FOUR FREE antique dollar size Chinese coins and $10 off the regular price of $60.
Total cost is $50 which includes the book, DVD, 4 coins, and Priority Mail shipping in the USA. Don't order through the website. Send payment to Paypal:
estie902@aol.com

This offer is good for 1 week.

Thanks.

Larry
Message: Posted by: Johnny Butterfield (Mar 6, 2009 06:08PM)
I can't say enough good things about Kingdom of the Red.

Urokinase kills people every time, and there's no drawbacks - amazing angles, nothing to prepare, fully examinable, and minimal sleights. It's as solid a piece of magic as I've ever come across.
Message: Posted by: andykean (Mar 12, 2009 10:17PM)
I can't wait for my copy to arrive in sunny New Zealand!!
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Mar 22, 2009 02:02PM)
I just received both books - "Kingdom of the Red" and "21st Century Coin Mechanics" from Larry Barnowsky.

All I can say is a big WOW! The quality of the books are superb and the contents are so rich with useable techniques and routines. Larry really put in the work on the explanations and photo illustrations - you can really follow them easily.

I am very pleased with both books.

Thanks, Larry for making them available to us all.
Message: Posted by: andykean (Mar 22, 2009 04:04PM)
This book is exceptional plus a dvd amazing value!
I really like Ch. 21, Urokinase

Do your self a favour and buy this!
Andy
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Apr 7, 2009 08:47AM)
Thanks so much to Frman11, James, and Andy for those kind remarks.

Someone PMed me asking what effects in the book would be good for beginners.

Here are the ones I'd recommend:

Ch. 5 Entropy II (cards)
Ch. 14 Natural Selection (cards)
Ch. 27 All Heads Up (coins)

Most of the material in the book is geared to magicians with basic skills. However, all important moves are taught in detail in both the book and the DVD.

Larry

Magician Stimulus Package:

In order to stimulate the economy as well as magical imagination, I am announcing the start of a new CONTEST.


Just fill in the blanks of the following story and copy and paste it into your posted answer. You may change "he" to "she" and "his" to "her" if needed.

For the climax of The Great ____ 's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing _____, the second cup revealing _______ , and to his surprise the third cup producing ________ !!!

RULES:

Maximum of two entries per Café member. They can be within the same post.
All submissions should comply with Café rules and etiquette.
Employees of Gyromagnetic Press are ineligible.


The winning entry will be chosen based on creativity, humor, and the phases of the moon.

The winner shall receive a personally autographed copy of Kingdom of the Red and the Companion DVD.

The contest begins today Tueday April 28 and will end Monday at Midnight May 4.

Best of luck to everyone.

Larry

:cups:
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Apr 28, 2009 12:19PM)
For the climax of The Great Nixon's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing the rotting corpse of S. W. Erdnase, the second cup revealing the missing 18 1/2 minutes, and to his surprise the third cup producing a hole in the space/time continuum!!!

*jeep!
--Grandpa Chet
Message: Posted by: Sixten (Apr 28, 2009 12:45PM)
The (late) Great Lynde, (Paul), that is)-heard he use to 'dabble'
...first cup revealing, nothing.
...the second cup revealing, again, nothing
...the third cup producing, absolutely, nothing!!!
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Apr 28, 2009 01:21PM)
For the climax of The Great Michael Kras' Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing his winning announcement, the second cup revealing the autographed copy of The Kingdom of the Red , and to his surprise the third cup producing the companion DVD!!!
Message: Posted by: Noel M (Apr 28, 2009 02:21PM)
For the climax of The Great Gazzo's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing Jake Zimmerman, the second cup revealing Brett Sherwood , and to his surprise the third cup producing Bill Palmer !!!
Message: Posted by: Paul Rathbun (Apr 28, 2009 02:25PM)
For the climax of The Great MacGyver's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing duct tape, the second cup revealing a paper clip, and to his surprise the third cup producing a time bomb which he activated with a trip wire when he lifted the cup !!!
Message: Posted by: sean_mh (Apr 28, 2009 02:26PM)
For the climax of The Great Miloh's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing the second cup, the second cup revealing the third cup , and to his surprise the third cup producing - yes, you guessed it - the first cup !!!


Sean
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Apr 28, 2009 02:52PM)
BOO... SHOULD HAVE ALL BEEN PM'S.
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Apr 28, 2009 02:54PM)
For the climax of The Great drunkini's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a half eaten ham sandwich, the second cup revealing a receipt from a tattoo shop for a full back tattoo of an anchor with the name Ruby in the middle , and to his surprise the third cup producing a gerbil wearing lipstick with a name tag that says Ruby!!!


Mike
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Apr 28, 2009 02:55PM)
For the climax of The Great BIRO's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing NOTHING, the second cup revealing NOTHING, and to his surprise the third cup producing JEFF BUSBY !!! :kermit: :cups: :kermit:
Message: Posted by: Your Thinking Cap (Apr 28, 2009 03:00PM)
For the climax of The Great Snoopy 's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a peanut, the second cup revealing a blanket , and to his surprise the third cup producing woodstock !!!
Message: Posted by: daviaac (Apr 28, 2009 03:37PM)
For the climax of The Great mentalist's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing many scraps of paper and a pencil, the second cup revealing max maven's moustache, and to his surprise the third cup producing a spectator too impressed to show emotion!!!

(come on how many times have you heard the last one?)
think this may go down better in the mentalist area.

luke

p.s love the nixon one
Message: Posted by: acchessor (Apr 28, 2009 06:29PM)
For the climax of The Great Obama's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a $700 billion stimulus package, the second cup revealing much more aid to the failing banks and car companies , and to his surprise the third cup producing a $3.5 trillion budget!!!
Message: Posted by: sean_mh (Apr 28, 2009 06:58PM)
For the climax of The Greatly Annoyed's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a spectator who says "I know how you did that, I saw it on YouTube!", the second cup revealing another spectator who says "Cool trick, but can you levitate like David Blaine?", and to his surprise the third cup producing: John, the perpetually amazed spectator in all those L&L videos!! (He, of course, freaks out in amazement!)


Sean


(OK that's my two!!)
Message: Posted by: Mito (Apr 28, 2009 07:30PM)
For the climax of The Aristocrats' Cups and Balls Routine,...never mind.
Message: Posted by: Jacob Smith (Apr 28, 2009 08:54PM)
For the climax of The Great Bush Administration's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing an oversized nation debt, the second cup revealing "freedom" to the middle east, and to his surprise the third cup producing the beginning of World War Three!!!

Discussing the economy and stimulating it:)
Message: Posted by: waynekaobs (Apr 28, 2009 09:24PM)
For the climax of The Great Copperfield 's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing Michael Ammar, the second cup revealing Michael Jordan , and to his surprise the third cup producing Michael Jackson !!!

hahaha

Posted: Apr 28, 2009 10:43pm
For the climax of The Great McDonald 's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a super size, two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun tasty Big Mac, the second cup revealing crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside, dipping, popping, dunking Chicken McNuggets, and to his surprise the third cup producing .................. I'll tell you if I win.... hahaha
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Apr 29, 2009 06:25AM)
Many wonderul submissions. The Café has a wealth of creativity.

To answer some questions posed in several PMs:

If you win the contest and already own the book or purchase the book Kingdom of the Red during the contest period what then do you win?

You then have the choice of another copy of the book or a $60 credit at my website for books, supplies, and custom apparatus related to the book.

Also the shipping is included if you win. There are no catches.

Larry
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Apr 29, 2009 08:17AM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-28 15:55, Pete Biro wrote:
For the climax of The Great BIRO's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing NOTHING, the second cup revealing NOTHING, and to his surprise the third cup producing JEFF BUSBY !!! :kermit: :cups: :kermit:
[/quote]

This remains my favorite so far!

*jeep!
--Grandpa Chet
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Apr 29, 2009 11:17AM)
Recap of Contest Rules:

Magician Stimulus Package:

In order to stimulate the economy as well as magical imagination, I am announcing the start of a new CONTEST.


Just fill in the blanks of the following story and copy and paste it into your posted answer. You may change "he" to "she" and "his" to "her" if needed.

For the climax of The Great ____ 's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing _____, the second cup revealing _______ , and to his surprise the third cup producing ________ !!!

RULES:

Maximum of two entries per Café member. They can be within the same post.
All submissions should comply with Café rules and etiquette.
Employees of Gyromagnetic Press are ineligible.


The winning entry will be chosen based on creativity, humor, and the phases of the moon.

The winner shall receive a personally autographed copy of Kingdom of the Red and the Companion DVD.

The contest begins today Tueday April 28 and will end Monday at Midnight May 4.

Best of luck to everyone.


Larry
Message: Posted by: Wes65 (Apr 29, 2009 12:38PM)
For the climax of The Great Iamsogreatisk's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing his astonishing flamboyant elegance, style and flair, the second cup revealing his incredible admiration of his own greatness as he continued to impress the very young with his astonishing flamboyant elegance, style and flair, and to his surprise the third cup producing his own wallet, minus twenty dollars, which happens to be the admission price for the pickpocket show he snuck into earlier that day. !!!
Message: Posted by: harris (Apr 29, 2009 12:45PM)
In order to stimulate the economy as well as magical imagination, I am announcing the start of a new CONTEST.


Just fill in the blanks of the following story and copy and paste it into your posted answer. You may change "he" to "she" and "his" to "her" if needed.

For the climax of The Great Magi's Cups and Balls Routine, she lifts up the first cup revealing the second cup, the second cup revealing third cup , and to her surprise the third cup producing first cup !!
Message: Posted by: JIMclubber64 (Apr 29, 2009 01:11PM)
For the climax of The Great Stan Lee's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a teenage kid with blue tights and a spidey-sense, the second cup revealing The Incredible Hulk with a new brand of shorts, and to his surprise the third cup producing Millions of dollars from over-priced comics!!!
Message: Posted by: sean_mh (Apr 29, 2009 04:25PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-29 13:45, Harris wrote:
In order to stimulate the economy as well as magical imagination, I am announcing the start of a new CONTEST.


Just fill in the blanks of the following story and copy and paste it into your posted answer. You may change "he" to "she" and "his" to "her" if needed.

For the climax of The Great Magi's Cups and Balls Routine, she lifts up the first cup revealing the second cup, the second cup revealing third cup , and to her surprise the third cup producing first cup !!
[/quote]

I like this one....it seems....familiar ;)


Sean
Message: Posted by: arios0 (Apr 29, 2009 04:41PM)
For the climax of The Great Campeón Mago's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a pack of cigarettes, the second cup revealing a red rose , and to his surprise the third cup producing a glass of red wine !!!

For the climax of The Great Jester's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing rubber chicken, the second cup revealing whoopie cooshin, and to his surprise the third cup producing A fold out picture of the kings daughter!!!
Message: Posted by: The Amazing Noobini (Apr 29, 2009 05:04PM)
For the climax of The Great Burlesquini's Cups and Balls Routine, she lifts up the first cup revealing a flower tattoo, the second cup revealing a large but tasteful piercing, and to his surprise the third cup producing tears and gasps of amazement !!!

Well, within the rules... probably. Etiquette? I don't speak French, but I'll make an effort to look the word up soon. ;)
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Apr 29, 2009 05:23PM)
For the climax of The Great Gonad 's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing... a flashlight?, the second cup revealing another cup , and to his surprise the third cup producing Criss Angel's ego !!!

For the climax of The Great Ben Dover 's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a bottle of beer, the second cup revealing a pistol , and to his surprise the third cup producing a children's magic manuel written by David Ginn but not before they all change into CAAAAANNDYYYY!!!

The best of luck to everybody!
Message: Posted by: The Amazing Noobini (Apr 29, 2009 06:05PM)
Not banned yet? OK, here's no.2 then:

For the climax of The Great Dove Wrangler's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing an empty cage, the second cup revealing a piece of half spent flash cotton, and to his surprise the third cup producing a suspiciously small roasted chicken!!!
Message: Posted by: MagicByUriel (Apr 29, 2009 06:31PM)
For the climax of The Great Criss Angel's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing nothing, the second cup revealing nothing , and to his surprise the third cup producing nothing!!!

(of course the editor will add in some super cool final loads like a spectators drivers license, a sealed envelope with the numbers 9 11, and the entire pacific ocean as a liquid load!)
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Apr 29, 2009 06:40PM)
Criss Angel can do Cups and Balls?!?
Message: Posted by: MagicByUriel (Apr 29, 2009 06:44PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-29 19:40, Michaelmystic2003 wrote:
Criss Angel can do Cups and Balls?!?
[/quote]

My 4 year old nephew can do C&B's. I think Crissy can handle it with a camera crew to hold his hand...
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Apr 29, 2009 07:19PM)
My 4 year old nephew can suck his thumb, but my wife does it better... You cannot beat experience and repeated performances
Message: Posted by: The Amazing Noobini (Apr 29, 2009 08:17PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-29 20:19, Lawrence O wrote:
My 4 year old nephew can suck his thumb, but my wife does it better... You cannot beat experience and repeated performances
[/quote]

Now [i]that's[/i] what I call funny! :D
Message: Posted by: JIMclubber64 (Apr 29, 2009 08:35PM)
My second entry, just because.

For the climax of The Great Col. Hogan's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a Gonkulator, the second cup revealing the same actor playing 6 different roles in 4 different episodes, and to his surprise the third cup producing Newkirk with his own Cups and Balls routine!!!
Message: Posted by: funsway (Apr 29, 2009 09:13PM)
First entry is written last, as the second was written before you asked.

For the climax of The Great McSeer's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing the answer to the question that would be written down after looking in the second cup, the second cup revealing the question to be asked to force the answer found in the first cup about the person mentioned in the hidden note in the third cup that must be switched with the answer now in hand, and to his surprise the third cup producing the unsharpened pencil needed to write the three messages before the act began !!!

Posted: Apr 30, 2009 6:12am
Second entry, a memory of tomorrow foreseen in yesteryear.

For the climax of The Great Child's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing twin pulses of whimsey and solace for those who had come before and guidied his hands, the second cup revealing the gifts of courage and forebearance produced from nothing but hope, and to his surprise the third cup producing a simple rush of pleasure at doing what no other had, and being what no other might aspire!!!
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Apr 30, 2009 04:59PM)
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On 2009-04-29 20:19, Lawrence O wrote:
My 4 year old nephew can suck his thumb, but my wife does it better... You cannot beat experience and repeated performances
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Your wife sucks your nephews thumb? ;)

Mike
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Apr 30, 2009 05:14PM)
Recap of Contest Rules:

Magician Stimulus Package:

In order to stimulate the economy as well as magical imagination, I am announcing the start of a new CONTEST.


Just fill in the blanks of the following story and copy and paste it into your posted answer. You may change "he" to "she" and "his" to "her" if needed.

For the climax of The Great ____ 's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing _____, the second cup revealing _______ , and to his surprise the third cup producing ________ !!!

RULES:

Maximum of two entries per Café member. They can be within the same post.
All submissions should comply with Café rules and etiquette.
Employees of Gyromagnetic Press are ineligible.


The winning entry will be chosen based on creativity, humor, and the phases of the moon.

The winner shall receive a personally autographed copy of Kingdom of the Red and the Companion DVD.

The contest began Tueday April 28 and will end Monday at Midnight May 4.

Best of luck to everyone.
Message: Posted by: joseph (May 1, 2009 05:15AM)
For the climax of The Great Zuccini's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing Ed McMahon, the second cup revealing Doc Severenson's orchestra, and to his surprise the third cup producing Johnny Carson!...
Message: Posted by: zmakingmagic (May 2, 2009 11:35AM)
For the climax of The Great Groucho's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing Chico, the second cup revealing Harpo, and to his surprise the third cup producing Laurel and Hardy !!!
Message: Posted by: Steven Youell (May 2, 2009 12:56PM)
For the climax of The Great Flydini's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing his first ball, the second cup revealing his second ball, and to his surprise the third cup producing DECK !!!

Countdown to deletion......

SEY
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (May 2, 2009 01:23PM)
3, 2, 1 ...

Wait a second, at least Youell didn't say DRECK! (or DREK)
That would have been from the Aristocrats Cups and Balls Routine. :)
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (May 2, 2009 02:27PM)
For the climax of The Great Pendragon's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a pen, the second cup revealing a dragon, and to his surprise the third cup producing... himself??!!!??
Message: Posted by: Kex (May 2, 2009 03:42PM)
For the climax of The Great Blagino's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing an excessive amount of hair products, the second cup revealing and excessive number of lawyers, and to his surprise the third cup producing a new TV reality show called The Blachelor!!!
Message: Posted by: r1238ex (May 3, 2009 02:42AM)
My first try:

For the climax of The Great Larry's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing an autographed copy of Kingdom of the Red, the second cup revealing it's Companion DVD , and to his surprise the third cup producing a contestant's name as a winner !!!
Message: Posted by: imfletcher (May 3, 2009 07:15AM)
1st Try
For the climax of The Great Don's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing Moe Greene, the second cup revealing Fredo, and to his surprise the third cup producing a Horse's head !!!


2nd Try
For the climax of The Great Lepetomane's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing Howard Johnson, the second cup revealing Gabby Johnson, and to his surprise the third cup producing Mongo !!!
Message: Posted by: r1238ex (May 3, 2009 07:50AM)
For the climax of The Great Masked Magician's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing your pet effect, the second cup revealing my favorite trick, and to his surprise the third cup producing his lovely assistant !!!
Message: Posted by: Hassan (May 3, 2009 12:27PM)
For the climax of the Great Hassan's cups and balls routine,he lifts up the first cup revealing an egg,the second cup revealing a chick and to his surprise the third cup producing a chicken!!
Message: Posted by: ricardo carpenter (May 3, 2009 02:35PM)
For the climax of The Great God's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing what is known as man, the second cup revealing what is known as woman, and to his surprise the third cup producing what is known as God !!!

Posted: May 3, 2009 3:56pm
And the last try:
For the climax of The Great Prophet's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing the past, the second cup revealing the future, and to his surprise the third cup producing a nice present !!!
Message: Posted by: Tim Sutton (May 3, 2009 04:02PM)
For the climax of The Great Limbaughni's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing an orange load, the second cup revealing a lemon load, and to no-one's surprise the third cup producing a load of crap.
Message: Posted by: acchessor (May 3, 2009 04:53PM)
For the climax of The Great R&B's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing Earth, the second cup revealing Wind, and to his surprise the third cup producing Fire!!!
Message: Posted by: Pablo_Amira (May 3, 2009 04:55PM)
Here its my attemps
I hope do you laugh and enjoy
1.-
For the climax of The Great Blaine's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a charming personality, the second cup revealing an agradable voice tone , and to his surprise the third cup producing a video edit program !!!

2.-
For the climax of The Great Tamariz's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing an invisible violin, the second cup revealing the best performance ever , and to his surprise the third cup producing a deck in mnemonic order!!!
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (May 3, 2009 08:24PM)
For the climax of The Great Mickey Mouse's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a "minnie" fruit, the second cup revealing a goofy blue ball (which he exchanged for the red one, because it looked purple under a strong light), and to his surprise the third cup producing his pinkie fingers!!!


For the climax of The Great Rigoberto's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a load, the second cup revealing a load, and to his surprise the third cup producing a Browning .357!!!
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (May 4, 2009 06:49AM)
Recap of Contest Rules:

Magician Stimulus Package:

In order to stimulate the economy as well as magical imagination, I am announcing the start of a new CONTEST.


Just fill in the blanks of the following story and copy and paste it into your posted answer. You may change "he" to "she" and "his" to "her" if needed.

For the climax of The Great ____ 's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing _____, the second cup revealing _______ , and to his surprise the third cup producing ________ !!!

RULES:

Maximum of two entries per Café member. They can be within the same post.
All submissions should comply with Café rules and etiquette.
Employees of Gyromagnetic Press are ineligible.


The winning entry will be chosen based on creativity, humor, and the phases of the moon.

The winner shall receive a personally autographed copy of Kingdom of the Red and the Companion DVD.

The contest began Tueday April 28 and will end Monday at Midnight May 4.

Best of luck to everyone.
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (May 4, 2009 01:28PM)
Contest closed then. Good luck everyone! When will the winner be announced?
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (May 4, 2009 02:03PM)
It's 3PM EST as I write this. There are 9 more hours until the contest ends. So there is no confusion, I will accept entries posted up to Monday 11:59 PM EST.

Good Luck.

Larry
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (May 4, 2009 03:11PM)
One last one then (for me):

For the climax of The Great Adequate's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing you, the second cup revealing me, and to his surprise the third cup producing everyone else !!!

*jeep!
--Grandpa Chet
Message: Posted by: Ruben Padilla (May 4, 2009 04:11PM)
For the climax of The Great Lament's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a young, impressionable student of magic reading a classic magic book with a wise, smiling mentor standing over his shoulder, the second cup revealing a young jaded "magician" sitting on a couch while fast forwarding through a stack of new magic DVD's, looking for the "good stuff" before burning himself some copies and selling the originals on an auction site, and to his surprise the third cup producing an empty, lazy "secret sucker" with a laptop computer Googling and YouTubing the blood of his supposed brethren, all the while calling himself a magician, before logging onto the Magic Café and flaming whoever he deems unworthy of his respect !!!

(I'll choose cup number one any day...)

Ruben Padilla
Message: Posted by: zmakingmagic (May 4, 2009 05:34PM)
For the climax of The Great Oz's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a heart, the second cup revealing a brain and courage, and to his surprise the third cup producing... Oh No! Ignore the man behind the curtain!!!

Posted: May 4, 2009 9:01pm
Disregard my second entry, I typed it up wrong.
Here's is what it was supposed to be:

For the climax of The Great Oz's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a heart, the second cup revealing a brain and courage, and to his surprise the third cup producing... Oh No! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!!!
Message: Posted by: rafa cama (May 5, 2009 06:16AM)
For the climax of The Great Dreamer's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing a famous actress wearing a bikini, the second cup revealing himself lifting the second cup revealing himself lifting the second cup revealing... (and so on) , and to his surprise the third cup producing the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE!!!
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (May 5, 2009 11:09AM)
WE HAVE A WINNER:

There were too many really great submissions so I asked for help. My wife Esther helped in judging. She wanted to enter but the rules prevented that. For the record her entry was about Gazzo's melon producing pouch which she makes fun of to this day.

Our Magic Café winning entry is from imfletcher,

1st Try
For the climax of The Great Don's Cups and Balls Routine, he lifts up the first cup revealing Moe Greene, the second cup revealing Fredo, and to his surprise the third cup producing a Horse's head !!!

For the finale of the effect, Esther thought that after the third load was produced, "The Great Don collapses to his knees and a couple of oranges roll slowly out of a small brown bag collecting next to a pool of fresh blood."

[img]http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/Godfather.jpg[/img]

Our winner, imfletcher, will receive an autographed copy of Kingdom of the Red with the 95 minute teaching/performance DVD. Please PM me with your mailing address and I'll ship out your hardcover book and DVD.

Thanks to everyone who entered. You all did a great job.

Larry
Message: Posted by: imfletcher (May 5, 2009 12:27PM)
Dear Mr. Barnowsky,
I thank you, and Luca Brasi thanks you as well.


John
Message: Posted by: Pablo_Amira (May 5, 2009 04:31PM)
Thanks for the opportunity Mr Barnowsky
blesses for your life and health
Message: Posted by: Sixten (May 5, 2009 05:33PM)
I also thank you, Mr. "B".
It was fun!

Congratulations to imfletcher:)

Warmest regards,

Sixten
Message: Posted by: ricardo carpenter (May 7, 2009 02:56AM)
Thanks too : it was fun to read and to write
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (May 7, 2009 06:18PM)
Thanks to everyone for their participation. John's winning book and DVD and Bonus coin are in the mail.

I'm running an unadvertised special on Kingdom of the Red for this week. You'll get FREE Priority Mail shipping in the USA and the FREE dollar size antique Chinese coin. Just click the "Special add to cart" button at the bottom of the page: http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/pricelistkotr3.html

Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: boxjumper (May 30, 2009 08:01AM)
I've stated in a previous post how much great material is in this book. I just built my own version of Binary Prediction from Chapter 2.It's a clever self working mathematical principle which allows the magician to predict a date on a coin and a freeely chosen letter tile. I've performed this twice and got great a response.Although the book is mostly close up magic, there are some apparatus effects that Larry created.I'm not good enough with tools to make the Haunted Cabinet but watching that performed and then explained on the DVD made me smile. Very ingenious mechanical device.He had detailed descriptions and pics in the book for those who are into woodworking.

Any new effects or books in the future?

BJ
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jun 6, 2009 08:14PM)
Thanks BJ for your comments. Binary Prediction is a wonderful effect which is almost self working. The Haunted Cabinet is the best mechanical piece of apparatus that I've created and it's a favorite effect of mine to perform because it accomplishes mechanically that which should be impossible.

As far as future books, I am working on my third book with 20 chapters done so far and another ten still still to write. I have no firm date for publication, but based on past experience we're likely looking at a year from now. The material written in the book so far covers card magic, all types of ball magic, and some original apparatus. All routines are original and contain a full script. They are taught with detailed step by step instructions and aided by hundreds of high resolution b/w photos like in Kingdom of the Red. All effects are practical routines that I have performed and refined over the years.

I am getting to the last cartons of Kingdom of the Red. Unlike 21st Century Coin Mechanics,I will not be making a second printing or second edition.

Larry :readingbook:

Posted: Jun 13, 2009 3:20pm
Some recent purchasers of Kingdom of the Red asked me if I could release the audio track that I use for "The Magic Lesson" in Chapter 13. It is now available on my website for a nominal charge. I can provide it in audio CD or cassette tape format. If it is ordered at the time the book/dvd is purchased, there is no additional shipping charge.
http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr2.html?1244919679171

I've successfully shipped a book internationally (to Singapore) using the flat rate Priority Mail envelope ($13) and I'm told the book and DVD arrived in perfect condition. It is not padded like the bubblewrap envelopes that I normally use for international shipping but much cheaper than the $24 that it costs me to send it in the larger padded envelope. If you choose that cheaper method please realize that I won't be responsible for damages to the contents.
http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr3.html

Larry
Message: Posted by: B Hackler (Jun 18, 2009 10:21PM)
I recived the kingdom of the red book today and WOW it is full of great effects. I wish I was talented enough in wood working to bulid the spirit box it is great. I also like the magic lesson and the dice rountine. all of the effects in the book are great. if you are looking for solid rountines that are incredible I suggest you get the book. thanks
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jul 3, 2009 01:05PM)
Thanks Brandon for those comments. I really appreciate the feedback.

Some additional news:

I have 4 [url=http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr6.html]Time Tunnel Kits [/url]left. No more will be made.

I have 3 [url=http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/pricelist7.html]Dice/No Dice Kits[/url] remaining in stock. I have not decided if any more sets will be made.

I have just restocked my velvet ropes in three colors (royal purple, red, white) and they are sold in 48 inch lengths or custom lengths on request.

I have also just restocked my seamless 3 1/2 inch brass rings.

Check these out at [url=http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/pricelistkotr3.html]rings and ropes[/url]

I have a limited number of half dollar and silver dollar size solid antique [url=http://www.geocities.com/larrybarnowsky/kotr6.html]Chinese Coins[/url] in stock.
Message: Posted by: wunceaponatime (Jul 30, 2009 09:40AM)
As B Hackler mentioned the dice routine (Dice/No Dice) is a winner. The apparatus is custom made and works perfectly. The entire routine just flows and the climax very unexpected. I wish more magic books were written and illustrated with such clarity as kingdom of the red.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Aug 22, 2009 10:28AM)
I've gotten some PMs and emails asking about availability of my books from local dealers. The only dealer authorized to sell my books is Stevens Magic Emporium.

Their latest catalog (Summer 2009, SME-B12) has for sale on page 58 both of my books, Kingdom of the Red, and 21st Century Coin Mechanics. Or, you can purchase them directly from me through my website listed by my signature below. I still include a FREE antique dollar size Chinese coin with each book ordered.

Two Time Tunnel Kits and two Dice/No Dice Kits are left in stock.


Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: boxjumper (Sep 29, 2009 09:44AM)
Larry,

Is there any chance of you selling perhaps a limited number of the Haunted Cabinets? I love the effect as you do it on the DVD. It's beyond my capability to construct it. I'm a bit woodshop challenged. :) I bet others would be interested in it as well.

BJ
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Oct 2, 2009 01:21PM)
BJ,

I don't the time right now to make a run of haunted cabinets. I'm very busy with my third book which is almost finished. I still have much editing and photography to do. I might be open to allowing another craftftman to build them under a royalty agreement but that is not something that I am actively pursuing.
The new book like the previous ones will be hardcover on glossy enamel 80 weight stock (textbook size) with a colored dust jacket. It will likely be at least 300 pages with more than 500 photos. A companion performance/teaching DVD is also planned. Target date is Fall 2010.

Larry

Posted: Oct 27, 2009 4:35pm
UPDATE:

My website has been down since Saturday Oct. 24 while I updated all the links to reflect the new host and new domain name etc. It was NOT a lot of fun. You can find me at http://www.barnowskymagic.com

Or for information, and photos for Kingdom of the Red go directly to http://www.barnowskymagic.com/kotr1.html

Larry
Message: Posted by: mimo67 (Nov 11, 2009 10:44AM)
Hi all,

I recently ordered Kingdom of the Red (book + DVD), and a ring and Time Tunnel, and I have to say that I'm really pleased with this stuff, great job, great effects, very doable and professionnal.

Thanks Larry and good luck/job for your next book !!
Message: Posted by: puggo (Nov 15, 2009 08:01AM)
I recieved the book and DVD a week ago. This book appears to be a labour of love, with meticulous attention to detail, not a 'quick fix' of tricks.
Some of the routines are not something that I would use straight away, but would be long term projects. Take the 'Haunted Cabinet' - This is just such a powerful prop and routine for the right kind of show - I will be looking to build one soon (which is part of the attraction...).

There is some great material included in here. This is a collection of work that is a long term investment. I'm glad I got my copy.

Charlie
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Nov 26, 2009 01:33PM)
Thanks Charlie and mimo67 for you feedback. The Haunted cabionet is a prop that not everyone will build or have built for them, but I think anyone reading about the mechanics of how it works, or watches the DVD of it in action will find it fascinating.

The Time Tunnel Props that go with "Gateway Through Space and Time" from Ch. 7 are still in stock and my best seller.

The 3 1/2 inch brass seamless brass rings are also fully stocked for ring and rope work such as "Comedy Rope and Ring" in Ch. 3.

SPECIAL OFFER for Café Members:

Mention the Magic Café and get A FREE silver dollar size antique Chinese coin and your choice of a FREE brass ring or 48 inch velvet rope with purchase of Kingdom of the Red.

Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: wunceaponatime (Dec 14, 2009 11:58AM)
Charlie is right. It's a meticulously written book. I just ordered one as a gift for a good friend.

David
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jan 30, 2010 08:21AM)
Thanks Charlie and David for those comments.

The special offer for Café members in the older post has expired.

However each book will still come with a genuine antique silver dollar size solid Chinese coin.
I'll throw in free Priority Mail shipping as well for Café members in the USA. Please mention The Magic Café.
http://www.barnowskymagic.com/pricelistkotr3.html
To get the free priority shipping, click "add to cart" next to the word "Special" at the bottom right of the ordering page.

Larry
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Mar 12, 2010 05:05PM)
I'm running a contest on the card forum and the winner will receive Kingdom of the Red with the DVD FREE. Enter as often as you wish.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=356031&forum=2&0
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jul 29, 2010 12:05PM)
In response to some recent PMs, Kingdom of the Red will not be avialable as an e-book and I will not sell individual chapters as pdfs. My new book which will be published next year is complete including the 750 photos. I will be working on the companion DVD and cover artwork.

SPECIAL OFFER for Café Members ONLY:

Mention the Magic Café and get A FREE silver dollar size antique Chinese coin and your choice of a FREE brass ring or 48 inch velvet rope with purchase of Kingdom of the Red.

I will also include my NEW beautiful handmade business card.

Larry
Message: Posted by: radaghast (Jun 15, 2011 01:59PM)
Loved the Kingdom of the Red dic. Made the dice cube holder, not as hard as you would think, the practice needed for the routine is worth. Thanks again Larry for sharing this great material with us.

Radaghast
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jul 1, 2011 09:15AM)
Thanks Radaghast,

For those of you that are not handy with tools, the apparatus for the effect, "Dice/No Dice" is still available from me at:

http://www.barnowskymagic.com/pricelist7.html

The dice supplied are 1 inch size. The effect is described in detail in Kingdom of the Red. I do not sell instructions separately.

Larry