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Topic: Review Request: Nail Writer Anthology by Thomas Baxter
Message: Posted by: emptysafe (Jul 14, 2014 10:08AM)
How is this book? What's the best effect there or your favorite?
I've seen its vote(http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=316524&forum=15), but feel like the number of voters is quite small.
Message: Posted by: VIEW (Jul 14, 2014 10:42AM)
It's wonderful. Lots of reviews are around here in the past too. You'll love it.
Message: Posted by: Paul Shirley (Jul 14, 2014 12:38PM)
I would like to echo VIEW's sentiments. It is a wonderful book, with some very interesting information on the 'history of' .... as well as some superb routines provided by some of mentalisms greatest thinkers. Highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: Mike Ince (Jul 14, 2014 06:17PM)
Buy it before you can't.
Message: Posted by: Waters (Jul 14, 2014 06:27PM)
I have not been able to open this PDF for years. I forgot my password.

Thomas, Thomas, Thomas

Will he appear?
Message: Posted by: VIEW (Jul 15, 2014 03:14PM)
Tom, sadly, seems to have vanished. Hasn't answered an email in maybe 18 months.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Jul 15, 2014 03:47PM)
I think maybe I need to re-read it, I remember being a little underwhelmed by it...*ducks*
Message: Posted by: sandsjr (Jul 15, 2014 04:27PM)
[quote]On Jul 15, 2014, IAIN wrote:
I think maybe I need to re-read it, I remember being a little underwhelmed by it...*ducks* [/quote]


I'm in agreement here. In fact I have to be honest and say I haven't really dug into it. I paged through it but wasn't compelled to set aside time to dig deeper, not just yet anyway.
Message: Posted by: Waters (Jul 15, 2014 05:11PM)
Thanks to the help of a couple kind souls, I can now read my ebook.

Much appreciated!

Sean
Message: Posted by: VIEW (Jul 15, 2014 05:13PM)
Perhaps I'm biased to be fair. I love his academic writing style.
Message: Posted by: rickreation (Jul 15, 2014 05:24PM)
It's just WONDERFUL! Can't recommend highly enough. The information on making your own is worth the price of admission.
Message: Posted by: Looch (Jul 16, 2014 02:59AM)
IMO its the only book you will need on the subject.
Message: Posted by: Marmen (Jul 17, 2014 07:46PM)
I think Thomas Baxter, the author has moved from one end of Canada to another. Or so I hear anyway. He is out West somewhere by all accounts. Probably British Columbia. I also get a feeling, although I may well be wrong, that he is fed up dealing with magicians for the moment and I can well understand why.

As for the book I do own it. I consider it worthwhile. My favourite part of the book is all the historical information compiled by Tom Ransom.
Message: Posted by: Mike Ince (Jul 17, 2014 11:01PM)
The Café wasn't really worthy of Tom, and it isn't worthy of lots of names who have chosen to stick around. When you've performed as long as he has, I imagine you'll want to spend time pursuing other interests. Glad he gave us the NW Anthology, the OP Project, and Any Card Thought Of.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jul 18, 2014 05:39PM)
He also gave us RPS Entity which is what inspired "all the recent work" on Rock Paper Scissors.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Richtofen (Jul 20, 2014 06:16AM)
My best effect is one using a NW
Message: Posted by: rockmartian (Jul 28, 2014 01:16PM)
I highly recommend this book. I personally love knowing the history of things we as performers take for granted. This book really goes places most compilation books wouldn't go. You really don't need any other writings outside of this in my opinion. In my opinion every mentalist should have this book.
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Aug 3, 2014 12:22PM)
I'm new to NW (not the mechanics but implementing it into my act). Please can you advise where I can purchase this?
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Aug 3, 2014 11:30PM)
Http://www.magicbookshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=15759
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Aug 4, 2014 03:02AM)
Cheers Tim!
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Aug 29, 2014 01:07PM)
I know this book might be difficult to track down but it is well worth it.

The opening chapters describing how the nail writer came to be are fascinating, and I am not one who tends to be interested in the history of magic. However, having enjoyed the background to the nail writer, I then moved on to the actual effects. Some are outstanding including one which uses a nail writer in a very small but telling way, ideal if you are worried you cannot form letters or numbers well.

It is an exceptional book and, for anyone interested, I heartily recommend.
Message: Posted by: hypnoman1 (Jan 16, 2020 07:39PM)
[quote]On Aug 29, 2014, NeilS wrote:
I know this book might be difficult to track down but it is well worth it.

The opening chapters describing how the nail writer came to be are fascinating, and I am not one who tends to be interested in the history of magic. However, having enjoyed the background to the nail writer, I then moved on to the actual effects. Some are outstanding including one which uses a nail writer in a very small but telling way, ideal if you are worried you cannot form letters or numbers well.

It is an exceptional book and, for anyone interested, I heartily recommend. [/quote]

I know it is an old thread but I have finally acquired one. It is a wonderful book, with some very interesting information! Get one if you can!
Message: Posted by: Ray Haining (Jan 16, 2020 08:34PM)
Are we talking about the original or the later, revised edition here? I have the original, but never acquired the updated version.