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Topic: Luca Volpe THE WHITE ROSE limited edition book
Message: Posted by: BMWGuy (Aug 24, 2014 09:49AM)
Hey guys,

So this will be my official review of Luca Volpe's new limited edition book, THE WHITE ROSE. I was first introduced to Luca, through some of his work on the IN MY MIND video, and felt that Luca had really good insightful ideas, and effects that I used as well span throughout the years in his various works. As a fellow mentalist myself, I could understand the message that Luca was trying to convey in his work, as well as the overall tone/theme that he was trying to show in his performances.

I believe that from his earlier works all the way up to now, this limited edition book, Luca has evolved and transformed into a better mentalist, due to the fact, that Luca knows how to achieve maximum impact from an audience and create rapport instantly, as well as create a magical entertaining atmosphere that leaves spectators going home feeling good, and wanting more.

The book is laid out on 90 pages, and the foreword is by Jerome Finley. Jerome raves about this book and it shows in his remarks in the foreword.

There is then an introduction by Luca about what you are about to read and learn, and then the book really takes off.

I purchased this from Luca when I first heard that he was going to offer something from his working repertoire, and something that he still uses, and most of all, Q & A. I love Q & A, and have played with one form or another at some point, so this was a no brainer.

Luca describes the effect in full detail on how it looks to the audience, and then he breaks it down piece by piece, step by step, and shows you everything you need from small props you can find at your local stationary store, followed by how you need to setup and prepare for this act.

As I was reading this text and how Luca creates instant rapport, and sets the mood, I began to smile, and most importantly, how Luca starts the act, then the middle section answering questions, followed by the ending which closes full circle which is very powerful and has a lot of meaning.

This is something that can create a reputation for someone, and even if you don't use the act 100%, you can take a choose parts to do yourself, and it will still be great.

I will re-read this book again this week, as the first time I read it, I let everything sink in, and smiled, since the method behind this Q&A is a blend of methods that Luca has at one point or another researched, and has created his own version using many methods.

I believe the mix of these methods is what makes this Q & A special, because for one there is no backtracking to be made, you divine information from your participants, and you end on a high note with the WHITE ROSE ending, which is beautiful.

I can see why Luca says that some people become emotional.

Luca strives on creating emotional mentalism, and this book is no exception.
Luca has a winner here on all levels, and whether or not you choose to incorporate this act into your working parlour/stage set or just bits and pieces.

This is worth its weight in gold, and the price is set just right.

Grab one while you still can, as this will set the bar for other Q & A's to come.

Great book Luca, and something that I will use.

Thanks

Alex Alejandro
Message: Posted by: george1953 (Aug 24, 2014 12:01PM)
Great review Alex, I have a few of his publications and now you've got me interested in this one.
Message: Posted by: Stefmagic (Aug 24, 2014 01:30PM)
Another wonderful "limited" edition!
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Aug 25, 2014 03:02AM)
Thanks Alex and George :)

@Stefamagic
...hope all is well.
I just want to clarify why this is a "limited" edition (as you said...)
This is a full act that comes from my professional repertoire and I still perform it and I still make good $$$ from it, so, as with all this danger of torrent sites etc... I decided to do a limited edition of it to avoid that the book goes in the wrong hands and also like this I can have more control of the sells.
Hope this is clear, and next time before make any joke, will be very appreciated a message from you and I will be happy to answer.
Many thanks and kind regards
Luca Volpe

P.s. And just to be clear,normally with my limited edition releases, I don't get any money untill I don't have the book ready and finished in my hands ready to be shipped :)
Message: Posted by: Alex Le Fanu (Aug 25, 2014 12:43PM)
Proud to have the # 1 / 100 copy of this miracle :)

Alex
Message: Posted by: peculiarone (Aug 25, 2014 01:36PM)
Details on purchase? Price and how to obtain?

Tha nks

Po
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (Aug 26, 2014 12:26PM)
Q- Right brain: "How will you feel to finish off your major performance piece with an awesome finale that gets a great emotional audience reaction?"
A- Left brain: "Why not adjust your budget for a time-tested professional limited edition routine and for which price is not relevant, but the cost of NOT owning it is incalcuable?"

Whole brain - "Where's the Paypal button? I gotta order this L*ca V@lp€ Wh!t€ Ro$e book right now!"
Done...!
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (Aug 26, 2014 10:41PM)
Number 29 on its way to me in a couple of weeks or so,....woo-hoooo...!
Message: Posted by: Harry the magic man (Aug 27, 2014 12:24PM)
And number 30 to me after 7 days of printing and then fedex delivery. I am pretty darn excited for this.
Best wishes,
Harry
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Aug 28, 2014 12:16PM)
Thanks guys! You are going to rock with this act! Btw...in few hours I am going to perrform this act tonight in a private party ;)
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (Aug 28, 2014 10:49PM)
Gosh Luca, I wish I could be there to see that performance!
I am very excited to be soon receiving the White Rose act as I happened to pull out my copy of your unique 4 chair test manuscript...I was reminded how much info,including a full script and added bonuses was packed into that relatively brief production (I.e. number of pages), so I anticipate and imagine how thorough and wonderful is your White Rose book!
Message: Posted by: RNK (Aug 29, 2014 06:39AM)
Just received my certificate from Luca. Very excited to read this book! Especially after receiving the beautiful certificate of performing rights. The certificate comes customized with your information. A very nice touch Luca!

Between The White Rose and A Piece of My Mind my wife is going to be lonely for a little while, lol!!!

RNK
Message: Posted by: Harry the magic man (Aug 29, 2014 10:29PM)
What! It's only been two days! This is going to take forever but as Calvin's Dad says (Calvin and Hobbes) that often the anticipation for something far surpasses the actual event. I don't think this is the case with this act but still. If only I had a delorean.
Best wishes,
Harry
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Aug 31, 2014 02:33AM)
Harry...will be worth the wait :)
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Aug 31, 2014 03:43AM)
This is a great Q&A. I love the opening VERY much...... It adds such a great ambiance to the act and creates a feeling that something important is about to take place.

Then there is the ending that wraps the act up in a warm and fuzzy emotional blanket.

Luca, has an amazing ability to create professional routines that can only make us more appealing to our audiences.


Ray
Message: Posted by: Alex Le Fanu (Aug 31, 2014 04:41AM)
As I said in "Latest and Greatest?":

When I finished to read "The White Rose" I said: WOW!

Let me say this routine is so Powerful that you can't believe what you will can do with it: You'll literally become a "Creator of Emotions".

You can perform this full Q&A act in any condition and with very simple props.

The key factors of this wonderful act are the contents, the structure and the great emotional finale.

If you're interested in something like: "the ultimate / undetectable / magician-fooler / trick" this is NOT for you.

If you're interested to learn something that will deeply affect the lives of people and you really want to improve your "emotional touch", this is ABSOLUTELY what you were looking for.

Thanks for having shared this little miracle with us, Luca.



Alex
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (Sep 1, 2014 02:15PM)
Think I'm going to have to buy this book soon...looks too good to pass up :)
Message: Posted by: ash2arani (Sep 2, 2014 09:42AM)
A full act, a working pro, limited edition.... I am on board :)

Seriously, this seems like a no-brainer given that this is an act that has been worked over years.

I am looking forward to seeing what Luca offers here but I have no doubt that the book is worth more than the asking price. I am sure one booking doing this act will pay much more than what this book costs.

Thanks Luca for this new offering.
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Sep 4, 2014 12:36PM)
Thanks my friend! Soon the book will be in your hands :)
Message: Posted by: RNK (Sep 11, 2014 07:47AM)
[quote]On Aug 31, 2014, Alex Le Fanu wrote:
As I said in "Latest and Greatest?":

When I finished to read "The White Rose" I said: WOW!

Let me say this routine is so Powerful that you can't believe what you will can do with it: You'll literally become a "Creator of Emotions".

You can perform this full Q&A act in any condition and with very simple props.

The key factors of this wonderful act are the contents, the structure and the great emotional finale.

If you're interested in something like: "the ultimate / undetectable / magician-fooler / trick" this is NOT for you.

If you're interested to learn something that will deeply affect the lives of people and you really want to improve your "emotional touch", this is ABSOLUTELY what you were looking for.

Thanks for having shared this little miracle with us, Luca.



Alex [/quote]

I have to agree with Alex here. I received my book yesterday and did a read-through and here are some of my thoughts so far. The book is well written and easy to understand. Luca leaves nothing out of this book. Everything to accomplish this emotional journey is included and easily obtainable. Of course, the performers presentation will steer the audiences emotional involvement in this journey. That being said- the process of this act is not difficult and every step will make sense and be remembered as logical in the audience's eyes. The steps Luca outlines in the book really lets the performer concentrate on the performance. I also feel the price is perfect for this. I am very happy with this purchase and glad it will be limited!

RNK
Message: Posted by: ash2arani (Sep 11, 2014 10:15AM)
Ok, now I am more excited about getting this. I cannot wait! :)
Message: Posted by: DocBenWiz (Sep 12, 2014 02:13AM)
Got mine today...only had time for a quick looksee and plan to dig in tomorrow, but totally ditto RNK...beautifully produced and the review above honestly reflects what I see in it zo far. Sooo glad I let my emotional impulse hit the Payp button when I dix...!
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Sep 12, 2014 12:35PM)
Wow thanks guys for your feedback! This is an act that I perform all the time in my private and public shows and ALWAYS get great reaction! So Iam really happy that (few) performers all around the world will have the chance to do it! Actually tonight the act will be performed in France by a fellow mentalist!
:)

Now... just a quick note, but very important.
Sunday I will leave for 10 days for a cruise ship show, so if you want to place your order is better you do today or tomorrow, like this I can immediately send the order to the printer and make the personalized certificate.
If you send the money during the next week, please don't panic if I don't answer as I don't know if I will have the chance to read emails. I will place all the orders to the printer as soon I will be back.
Thanks
Luca
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Sep 19, 2014 10:31AM)
Quick update! Im back and ready to take orders ;)
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Sep 22, 2014 06:15AM)
HI guys, another cruise ship gig is just arrived, so from the 27 to the 2nd of October I will not be able to make certificate, as I don't have my Mac with me, BUT I will still be able to place orders to the printer. The certificates will be sent as soon I will be back.
Thanks again for all your support, the books are going quick and I look forward to hear from al the people that has performed the full act or part of it :)
Message: Posted by: Davidzajac (Sep 25, 2014 11:56AM)
One thing that definitely attracted me to luca volpe as a performer when I saw him perform on a YouTube video of a performance was his bright smile and confidence. Ndefinetely if this awesome performer writes something in English we should all want it. Humble opinion.
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Sep 27, 2014 06:27AM)
Thank you David! Is very kind of you!
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Sep 27, 2014 07:35AM)
What is the minimum amount of people required to perform White Rose? IS this strictly a stage act?

Michael
Message: Posted by: nique (Sep 28, 2014 10:00PM)
I've only had one quick read through and I must say I'm very happy with what I've read. I'd say to do this act justice, and to get the full effect out of it, you would need to perform it in a proper theatre setting, or at least a feature show. I'm certainly considering this as part of the 2nd half of my next theatre show in future. For now, there's still some ideas in it that I can definitely work with as part of the more commercial routines I'm doing regularly.

Beautifully produced, a lovely read and a strong routine. Thanks Luca!

~ Nique
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Sep 30, 2014 03:28AM)
Hi Nique thanks for the nice comment. I have performed this full act even with small crowd of 30 people, once you will start to use it you will find many ways to perform it!
Just received a winderful review from Gregg Chmara:

I have always felt the weakness in mentalism was the inability of most mentalists to hook the audience into the emotional level of belief that makes them personally believe the powers demonstrated are possible and a lot more than "just tricks." One of my top useful choices for audiences of 100 or more had always been Cassidy's Scorpio Rising -- and its strong close with its astrology material.

Then I discovered what you get when you mix a white rose, a red envelope with a complete Q&A act. You get perfection in directing the audiences attention to the belief that psychic abilities do exist.

Without a doubt mentalists and mental magicians know that the “Answers to Questions” (Q&A) sequence is the strongest of all possible routines. Done properly it guarantees repeat and referral bookings. Q&A brings entry into that select group of entertainers who gain the label of “talented psychic and crowd pleaser.” It can be difficult to perform without a solid blueprint of what to do and how to think.

Many performers are intimidated by the work and on your feet thinking that goes into these sequences. Some have failed at attempts to make Q&A work by working in terms of tricks and not what the audience feels at the conclusion. Pros know better.

Enter Luca Volpe and his “The White Rose.” He is a pro.

Practicing mentalism in Europe and on international cruises for years, he has developed a reputation that is almost indescribable. Luca’s first concern is not whether he is tricking the audience, but rather that the audience is emotionally and respectfully pulled into the spirit of psychic discovery, (even though he knows it is practiced technique, and a few practiced moves and thoughts performed in a very specific sequence.

Luca Volpe has kept much of his work as closely held secrets. His past published materials have been tested and generally sold only to sincere professionals practicing the craft.

“The White Rose,” his latest publication for pro psychic performers, breaks the pattern of only showing one thing, one trick or one move at a time. It is a deluxe printed book reasonably priced for those who make all or part of their living with mentalism. It is not meant for curious amateur magicians and those who only want a “few fast mentalist tricks.”

This work is a whole show in itself, lasting about 30 minutes (or more with suggested additions found in its pages.) But take note, this is work is so hard to top, it is best used as a closer or last part of a longer show. It gives the audience something to remember – not just an applause point for a bow.

A major point made by the book is that this show is a process of creating a palpable emotional journey for the audience. It takes you step by step through the complete process explaining moves, words, staging, and individual pieces as well as the thinking process of how to gain an audience’s emotional trust. All of these, in this order of presentation, have been Luca’s closely guarded developmental secret. This is finally a complete act, explained with room to feel it definitely will be your own as you work the blueprint.

The act is NOT a memorization – but it couldn’t hurt. It is definitely not for a performer looking for an easy quick buck with a “look at me” act. This material creates audience attention and respect through emotional connection. It uses the process of involvement to reduce doubt and replaces it with an emotional tie that does not use false sentimentality. It requires the audience to believe in you, as much as you believe in them.

There are chances for chuckles but this is by no means a comedy act, or should it ever be forced to be such. The White Rose by Luca Volpe has been developed and field-tested, changed, reworked and honed on cruise ships and in small and large venues. It is his current act.

Having experience as a mentalist, reader, serious actor and/or storyteller will help you maximize the affect this 25-30 minute act, or complete second act for a longer show has on an audience.

In these pages you find easy to use audience attention direction moves involving an appropriate pendulum to bring moments of movement. Envelope and glass bowl presentations are covered as well as how to move into the audience and why to go into it at various points in the act.

Only to be released to 100 performers WORLD WIDE, about 1/3 of them were pre-ordered or are already gone. You have to be willing to work and think as a performer who wants (or needs to be) identified as one with noble powers of discernment and empathy.

While the scripts are complete in how you move and deal out the words to maximize each step for the audience to and learn you have exceptionally well tuned and sympathetic psychic powers – the method is not filled with Kreskin style braggadocio. This act, properly performed, can turn an audience or sophisticated skeptic into people puzzled about what strange powers you possess.

So, I have finally found a solution to the audience connection difficulty found in many other routines that only work in big audiences, inevitably leaving part of those audiences emotionally uninvolved and untouched. And, with little modification, this works for small audiences down to 20-25 people.

To me, it is a winner.
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Sep 30, 2014 05:37AM)
I am looking forward in getting it upon your return from Mindvention.

Michael
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Oct 1, 2014 04:53PM)
I saved one for you my friend :)
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Oct 1, 2014 09:02PM)
[quote]On Oct 1, 2014, lucavolpe wrote:
I saved one for you my friend :) [/quote]
Luca,

Thank you very much. I am sure it will be terrific. I look forward to reading it.

Best wishes and have a safe and happy trip.

Michael
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Oct 3, 2014 09:19AM)
Hi guys, just a quick update.
I will leave for Vegas sunday and then I will be lecturing and performing at Mindvention.
I will have with me ONLY 5 "White Rose" so if you want to save your copy and you are there, let me know.
I will be able to check orders but I don't know if will be safe for me to use public wifi to place orders to the printer, so if you send the money don't worry as soon I will be back (the 17th) I will place the order to the printer.
Many thanks
Luca
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Oct 16, 2014 06:15PM)
Jusy come back from Mindvention and the copies I had with me have been sold out even before my lecture was starting!
The first half of the limited release is sold out, so if anyone want a copy just let me know asap.
Thanks!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Oct 16, 2014 11:29PM)
Met Luca for the first time at MindVention last week (which was the best and highest attended MV ever!).

Let me say very simply that Luca Volpe is one hell of a performer - funny, Italian all the way, fast paced, with some great hard hitting routines. I have always been an admirer of his work, but having seen him and his stage show in person, I am now an even bigger fan!

Thank you Luca for sharing your great ideas and creativity with all of us.
Message: Posted by: Honest Deceptions (Oct 19, 2014 05:09AM)
If you do Q & A ...don't miss out on this opportunity...this is a gem of a book...and Luca is one of the nicest guys around
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Oct 22, 2014 05:02PM)
THANKS GUYS!
Very kind of you! :)
Message: Posted by: ash2arani (Nov 1, 2014 02:44PM)
This seems to have fallen off the radar. I am not sure if Luca is sold out on these or not. If he is, then this review will be a testament to Luca's approach to mentalism, performing, and to business. If they are still in stock, and one is interested, then I hope this review will shed some light on this product.

Before I begin, I would like to say that I first corresponded with Luca when I wanted to to buy this book and also I paid full price for this release. This is also my first encounter with Luca's material. I know his other releases are praised but I have no opinion on that whatsoever.

Anyhow, here are my thoughts:

----------

The White Rose is an act. It is not a new trick. It is not a collection of effects. This makes it different from many other releases on the market today. It is a Q&A act in its purest definition: audience members write down questions (Q) and the performer gives answers (A).

My review will be divided into 3 parts: the package, the act, customer service

1- The Package:

The White Rose is a nice hardbound book. It is well produced. The explanations and descriptions are well-written. I did not find any ambiguity and all was explained well.

Along with the book, Luca provides a certificate of authenticity and performing rights. This was a nice touch and it makes this release a lot more personal to the buyer.

2- The Act:

Although good presentation of the release goes a long way in portraying professionalism and care, what really matters is the content of the package. Suffice it to say that Luca leaves no stone unturned in this act. He goes into so much details on both what he does and why he does it. He provides multiple variations on certain aspects of the act to help draw a complete picture and give options to the reader. In fact, personally, I have stumbled upon another 'release' from Luca's description that I somehow missed it. I stopped there and got that. While Luca incorporates it into The White Rose, my head exploded with ideas. It feels like I was going through a treasure chest only to find a small scrap of paper pointing towards yet another treasure.

The act has been clearly worked in the real world. Luca provides a full script for the act. It is a complete script from A to Z. One can memorize it and start doing the act. That is not recommended for sure, but it shows that The White Rose is a complete offering with nothing held back. To my surprise, the opening script was even provided (despite it being something of a niche which may not work for everyone).

Also let me point out that the explanation is not just mechanics and words. Luca discusses staging, blocking, and even show progress.

The effect combines multiple well-known principles that anyone experienced in mentalism will probably be familiar with. The way they are laid out and the way they progress is what makes this a powerful act.

It is clear that Luca stresses the concept of emotional connection. The beauty of this routine is that it can be altered to the performer's style. Now that is more work as Luca offers the details based on his findings and his experimentation. Changing these aspects is extra work for sure.

The 'ending' is something amazing and beautiful. However, it is something that I feel is limited to the context of Q&A. The reason I mention this is because there are performers who prefer to turn Q&A into a mindreading routine (ala, Osterlind's Thought Scan act). The 'ending' would still work in principle but again, work will be required on the performer's end.

But as a Q&A, the ending fits beautifully. In fact, I think it is one of the most elegant endings to Q&A - a routine which usually suffers from the lack of closure. Luca provides closure.

Finally, Luca goes beyond The White Rose act and offers tons of extras that cover a diverse range of topics.

3- Customer Service:

Luca responded promptly to both pre-purchase and post-purchase inquiries. He was very helpful and respectful. I know he has a busy schedule but he is very professional when it comes to customer service.

4- Conclusion:

Simply put, this is a tried and tested Q&A act. It has no language limitations (yes, you will have to translate it from English if you need to), it plays well for 50 or 5000. It has multiple aspects to it that help offer the audience a full experience. You get a full script. You get multiple variations. You get details that do take a lot of time to 'figure out'. Luca has already done that. The act is modular. One can take out pats that do not work for them and/or use pieces that fits them better. Add to that the ending that is icing on cake. Oh, did I mention it packs small? Because it does!

The only hiccup is in adapting the 'experience'. The mechanics are solid and will only require tweaking depending on the performer. The overall experience as presented by Luca is highly emotional, elegant, and artistic. Not everyone doing Q&A wants that. Or maybe someone is interested in the structure of Q&A and not Q&A per se (as mentioned earlier). If one is not into this type of effects/experiences, I would not recommend The White Rose as they will probably end up re-engineering the whole thing (script, staging, and the finer details).

But for me, and to those who are interested in presenting a solid artistic Q&A experience, The White Rose gets my highest recommendations.

Great job Luca and I applaud you for your great work :)
--------
Message: Posted by: Circusman (Nov 1, 2014 05:08PM)
Only just learned of this.

Is the book still available ?

Bobby.
Message: Posted by: RenzIII (Nov 2, 2014 07:22PM)
[quote]On Nov 1, 2014, ash2arani wrote:
This seems to have fallen off the radar. I am not sure if Luca is sold out on these or not. If he is, then this review will be a testament to Luca's approach to mentalism, performing, and to business. If they are still in stock, and one is interested, then I hope this review will shed some light on this product.

Before I begin, I would like to say that I first corresponded with Luca when I wanted to to buy this book and also I paid full price for this release. This is also my first encounter with Luca's material. I know his other releases are praised but I have no opinion on that whatsoever.

Anyhow, here are my thoughts:

----------

The White Rose is an act. It is not a new trick. It is not a collection of effects. This makes it different from many other releases on the market today. It is a Q&A act in its purest definition: audience members write down questions (Q) and the performer gives answers (A).

My review will be divided into 3 parts: the package, the act, customer service

1- The Package:

The White Rose is a nice hardbound book. It is well produced. The explanations and descriptions are well-written. I did not find any ambiguity and all was explained well.

Along with the book, Luca provides a certificate of authenticity and performing rights. This was a nice touch and it makes this release a lot more personal to the buyer.

2- The Act:

Although good presentation of the release goes a long way in portraying professionalism and care, what really matters is the content of the package. Suffice it to say that Luca leaves no stone unturned in this act. He goes into so much details on both what he does and why he does it. He provides multiple variations on certain aspects of the act to help draw a complete picture and give options to the reader. In fact, personally, I have stumbled upon another 'release' from Luca's description that I somehow missed it. I stopped there and got that. While Luca incorporates it into The White Rose, my head exploded with ideas. It feels like I was going through a treasure chest only to find a small scrap of paper pointing towards yet another treasure.

The act has been clearly worked in the real world. Luca provides a full script for the act. It is a complete script from A to Z. One can memorize it and start doing the act. That is not recommended for sure, but it shows that The White Rose is a complete offering with nothing held back. To my surprise, the opening script was even provided (despite it being something of a niche which may not work for everyone).

Also let me point out that the explanation is not just mechanics and words. Luca discusses staging, blocking, and even show progress.

The effect combines multiple well-known principles that anyone experienced in mentalism will probably be familiar with. The way they are laid out and the way they progress is what makes this a powerful act.

It is clear that Luca stresses the concept of emotional connection. The beauty of this routine is that it can be altered to the performer's style. Now that is more work as Luca offers the details based on his findings and his experimentation. Changing these aspects is extra work for sure.

The 'ending' is something amazing and beautiful. However, it is something that I feel is limited to the context of Q&A. The reason I mention this is because there are performers who prefer to turn Q&A into a mindreading routine (ala, Osterlind's Thought Scan act). The 'ending' would still work in principle but again, work will be required on the performer's end.

But as a Q&A, the ending fits beautifully. In fact, I think it is one of the most elegant endings to Q&A - a routine which usually suffers from the lack of closure. Luca provides closure.

Finally, Luca goes beyond The White Rose act and offers tons of extras that cover a diverse range of topics.

3- Customer Service:

Luca responded promptly to both pre-purchase and post-purchase inquiries. He was very helpful and respectful. I know he has a busy schedule but he is very professional when it comes to customer service.

4- Conclusion:

Simply put, this is a tried and tested Q&A act. It has no language limitations (yes, you will have to translate it from English if you need to), it plays well for 50 or 5000. It has multiple aspects to it that help offer the audience a full experience. You get a full script. You get multiple variations. You get details that do take a lot of time to 'figure out'. Luca has already done that. The act is modular. One can take out pats that do not work for them and/or use pieces that fits them better. Add to that the ending that is icing on cake. Oh, did I mention it packs small? Because it does!

The only hiccup is in adapting the 'experience'. The mechanics are solid and will only require tweaking depending on the performer. The overall experience as presented by Luca is highly emotional, elegant, and artistic. Not everyone doing Q&A wants that. Or maybe someone is interested in the structure of Q&A and not Q&A per se (as mentioned earlier). If one is not into this type of effects/experiences, I would not recommend The White Rose as they will probably end up re-engineering the whole thing (script, staging, and the finer details).

But for me, and to those who are interested in presenting a solid artistic Q&A experience, The White Rose gets my highest recommendations.

Great job Luca and I applaud you for your great work :)
-------- [/quote]

I wholeheartedly agree, great review, I am on my third read of the book now, it's killer!
Luca stop selling this book !!! Lol
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Nov 20, 2014 12:47PM)
Wow Renzo what great review thanks!!
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Nov 23, 2014 06:54AM)
Just a quick updated: I will be able to get orders until the 15 of December as after that the shipping will be quite slow.
So, if you want to give yourself a great Christmas present...this is the right moment :)
Cheers!
Luca
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Dec 14, 2014 08:28AM)
HI guys, all the orders received before Christmas have been shipped via FEDEX :) So hopefully they should be there in time!
I will be ale to ship orders after the 27th of December. If you want to get your copy (the few left) just pm me or send me email to: lucamagic@gmail.com
Thanks!
Luca
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Dec 26, 2014 09:07AM)
Latest orders received will be shipped from the 28th .
Thanks guys
Luca
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Jan 21, 2015 09:13AM)
Hi guys a VERY important news! almost all the copies are SOLD OUT! I have only three left:
Numbers: 97,98 and 100
This is the only chance you have to get this book, once will be sold out completely will never be out again in any format.
Thanks!
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Jan 26, 2015 09:31AM)
Only copy 100 is left now! Few copies (before the number 100) have been sent to Stevens Magic, which are selling very quick, so if you miss the last copy from me, you will still have the chance to get one from Stevens.
Thanks all of you for the great feedback on this book!
Luca
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Feb 2, 2015 02:15AM)
Hi guys the book is officially sold out! For what I hear only Stevens Magic has four copies remaining before number 100.
Thanks everyone for your support!
Luca
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 4, 2015 09:39PM)
No mas
Message: Posted by: Withnail (Feb 7, 2015 09:36AM)
Just a bump to thank luca for his excellent customer service!

Thanks buddy!
Message: Posted by: Withnail (Feb 7, 2015 09:36AM)
Just a bump to thank luca for his excellent customer service!

Thanks buddy!
Message: Posted by: mralincoln (Feb 8, 2015 11:12PM)
Wish I had not missed out on this.
Message: Posted by: bitterman (Mar 6, 2015 06:48PM)
Dang, just read this thread, and totally missed out. Love Luca's stuff. I guess I need to come here more than once a year...