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Topic: Don't Look Now by Al Leech
Message: Posted by: Robert The Magical Radway (Aug 2, 2010 04:46PM)
Hi guys,
I recently picked up Al Leech's [url=http://www.magicinc.net/dontlooknow.aspx]Don't Look Now[/url], The Smart Slant on Misdirection, and what can I say, but that the booklet was great. Al Leech's views on misdirection are very different from anything that I have ever read before, and this book really changed the way I thought about misdirection and magic in general, overall this booklet was great. Has anybody else read this booklet and what are your opinions of it?

Robert
Message: Posted by: Motor City (Aug 3, 2010 11:15PM)
I, too, thought it was excellent. It should be in the library of every magician.
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Aug 4, 2010 02:33AM)
Unfortunately, I follow the link and the flat rate for international shipping is US44 for a booklet of $10? That's way too expensive to get some of these good books.

I hope that there are somewhere else I can buy Al Leech's works...
Message: Posted by: learachel (Aug 4, 2010 03:20AM)
Yes ,the same for me! the shipping are more expensive than the booklet!!
Message: Posted by: octave (Aug 4, 2010 03:38AM)
I found the above mentioned book for $7 @ MidwestMagic dot net .Since it is a booklet I guess the international shipping cost shouldn't exceed $14(minimum shipping charge @ the above mentioned site).

-octave


P.S: Not affiliated with the above mentioned site in any way.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Aug 4, 2010 09:58AM)
If ANYTHING was a candidate for being digitized THIS is. Al Leech was quite a brilliant thinker, and it saddens me that this will be hard to acquire for our outside the United States sisters and brothers. It could be made into a 10.00USD e-book, and the buyer could then print it, this saving on prohibitive shipping costs.

Just my two bits of course :) Maybe Chris Wasshuber might get wind of this and contact Magic, Inc.

Ahimsa,
Vlad
Message: Posted by: Robert The Magical Radway (Aug 4, 2010 12:23PM)
Yeah it would be a great way to have all the Al Leech booklets in ebook form. I should try mentioning it to the people at Magic Inc when I go into the store again. I'm surprised that the shipping is so high for a booklet internationally... Has anybody else gotten some of the booklets that Magic Inc puts out? I have some of the Al Leech ones, but I haven't gotten many others.
Message: Posted by: Robert The Magical Radway (Aug 4, 2010 12:29PM)
Steven, where do you live? Because when I tested to see what the shipping was internationally, to france, it was only $14, and I think that you could add more booklets to that as well...
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Aug 5, 2010 01:53AM)
Robert, I am in Hong Kong. I just hope that Magicinc will notice this problem. I am sincerely supporting ethical magic shop and ethical products (delete my 1,000 words background)...

Basically for priority air mail to USA for upto 3 pounds in weight it will cost even less than US$40 from Hong Kong. So the whole book set of Al Leech I believe it should takes shipping cost much less than that.

Other than that, I will just wait and see. Thanks everyone anyway.

Sincerely,
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (Aug 9, 2010 01:26PM)
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On 2010-08-02 17:46, Robert The Magical Radway wrote:
Hi guys,
I recently picked up Al Leech's [url=http://www.magicinc.net/dontlooknow.aspx]Don't Look Now[/url], The Smart Slant on Misdirection, and what can I say, but that the booklet was great. Al Leech's views on misdirection are very different from anything that I have ever read before, and this book really changed the way I thought about misdirection and magic in general, overall this booklet was great. Has anybody else read this booklet and what are your opinions of it?

Robert
[/quote] Yes. I highly recommend it. I am a long time fan of Al Leech and his minimalistic view on close-up magic in general. His card effects are simple, straight forward, and effective IMHO... I own all of his literature including Anthony Braham's "A Last Look At Leech".

Cardamagically,
Dom
Message: Posted by: Robert The Magical Radway (Aug 9, 2010 08:15PM)
Steven, I went into the magic shop today, and asked them about the shipping, they said that the All of Leech booklet set could be shipped to Hong Kong for only $14, and that there is some sort of error with their shipping system on the website. They said that if you placed an order, they would correct the shipping, and send you an email with the adjusted price.

Hope this helps,

Robert