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sjdavison
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Hi guys,

I am very interested in this book, primarily for the confabulation type effect. If anyone could tell me what the rest of the book is like, and also outline the benefits of the confabulation effect, I would be most grateful.

Many thanks,

Simon
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david_a_whitehead
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You learn the Highland Hop (a great utility move) and a wealth of other commercial routines. The confabulation is the highlight though.
sjdavison
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Thanks David. How clean is the confabulation? I am looking for one that does not use a wallet, just an envelope.

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david_a_whitehead
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The confabulation is one of the best and cleanest around. The handling is motivated and very smooth. He does use a wallet though. With a little thought you could use an envelope only. You just have to find a way to securely l*** it.
sjdavison
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Thanks David. Any particular wallet needed? Sounds like its a winner.

Simon
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It's optional if you want to use a wallet or not, but if you will use one for this routine it should be a modern-style LePaul wallet.
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Uncanny Scot is one of those books that inexplicably flew under the radar screen of many magicians. Every time I pick it up, I'm impressed with somethiong I hadn't noticed before. Well worth reading!
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Doc Dixon
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The Uncanny Scot is "Workers in a Kilt." The real world routines of a real world performer.

Get it.

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Also take a look at Second Sight. This was just in the program of a noted professionsl mentalist.
sjdavison
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Thank you - sorry, is this an effect from the book?? If so, may I ask what the effect is?

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Simon
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Second Sight is an effect in The Uncanny Scot, page 86. The effect is that a blue-backed deck is fanned and shuffled. The spectator may shuffle the cards. A red-backed card is shown, back to the audience so only you know its identity. This stranger card is placed into the deck and the deck shuffled again (face may be towards the audience, so they can see the mixing). It is then spread faces toward a spectator who is asked to call out any card they see. When this card is removed from the deck, it is red-backed. The deck may be spread showing it to be the only odd-backed card. It's very clean, no sleights.
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I just bought this book today!!! 40 bucks from Byron Walker 510-276-1854
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I bought a copy of the Uncanny Scot about a year or so ago, at a used book store for $45.00. I love having this book in my library, lots of priceless treasures like the uncanny chop cup, flight of the phoenix, finger rings that link, Etc. Great book!
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An essential magic book.
Christopher Williams
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Ron does include a version to perform confabulation, called confabulous I think in the book (this was the reason I persued the book). It is filled with some great tricks and a very interesteing read, I thought I was only buying it for the one effect, but I love them all, really I do
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Anyone have for sale the notes for Second Sight effect, Ron Wilson? Thanks. Nat



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On 2005-06-09 10:55, sjdavison wrote:
Hi guys,

I am very interested in this book, primarily for the confabulation type effect. If anyone could tell me what the rest of the book is like, and also outline the benefits of the confabulation effect, I would be most grateful.

Many thanks,

Simon
Andrew Zuber
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Wow, in the $40 range? I haven't found it for less than $100 anywhere! That's the only reason I haven't picked up a copy yet.
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Mac_Stone
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My copy was about $100 as well, money well spent.

Surprised no one mentioned the newspaper tear.
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What am I missing---I see all the posts about paying $45 to $100 for the book and that it is difficult to find. It appears to be available for immediate delivery from Penguin Magic for $45 with bonus dvd.
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Behaut, what you see at Penguin - same author different book.
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