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Osterlind. then Brown, Busch, and Lesley (considering a translation, very good!)

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Big thanks are in order to:

Burger for making me think about the right things.
Cassidy for being a smartass. Waters for teaching the why instead of the how. Jermay for pushing limits. Brown for laugh out loud funny. Knepper and Hillford for continuing to ensure my eye-rolling muscles do not atrophy. And a certain Patrick G. Redford whose written works pulled me back from the dead.
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Derren Brown's stuff is just hilarious! I love that guy
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Osterlind, Busch, Maven, Cassidy, Banachek, Richardson, quite a few others and last, but absolutely not not least, Tarbell.
Even though they up to this day have written one book each, and of course have a couple of fields to work on and improve, watch out for the Katzjammer Kids Smile
What they have written is very impressive, and I for one will be among the first in line if/when they release their next books

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Cassidy is enjoyable. I also have to say I enjoyed the humor and ease of style by James Biss.
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Thanks Ksalez1'er...

Personally I'm a huge fan of Mssr. Richardson and can't wait to see Act II after reading Brad Henderson's review in the current issue of MAGIC! Lee Earle's efforts (and to some extent Larry Becker), have had a big impact on my thinkiing about Mentalism over the years. Lee's whole "Contemporary Mentalism" philosophy has elevated our art and hugely influenced the way I perform.

Luke Jermay does little for me... but I find Derren Brown delightful to read! His wit is incredibly refreshing.

For pure inspiration, I agree with Sven, Tarbell and of course, Corinda, get my mind racing.



P.S. Three cheers for Patrick G. Redford too!
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Fulves! He just puts it out there and YOU do the rest!
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Steven King, if you have not read the stuff you will not understand why.


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It's tight, but between Banachek and Osterlind.
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I just can second all the above mentioned authors. Though there are many others two more come to my mind. Ted Lesley and Borodin whose stories alone often are worth his books.

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I'm humbled to be included on the list above. Thank you.
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John Riggs is both a very fine writer and a terrific creator of effects. Easily one of my favorites.

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Now that I've had a chance to sample his wares, I have to add Greg Arce to my earlier list.

And I'd tried to keep with living authors, but if we're adding the breathing-challenged then I have to include:

Annemann (I've oft referred to Osterlind as "today's Annemann, without the disorders")

Tarbell (I can't think of how often I find Just What I Need in Tarbell, either the books or the original course on CD)

Gibson (Walter Gibson seems to have written about everything, and he did it under everyone else's byline as well as his own)

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I cannot believe that no one mentioned T.A Waters.
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On 2005-12-07 15:43, MindPhantom wrote:
I cannot believe that no one mentioned T.A Waters.

T.A. Waters.

One of my favorite quotes: "A critic is a legless man who teaches running."
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Two of my favorites are Osterlind and Banachek.

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