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mackmania
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I'm in the middle of reading Berglas's book and it's fantastic. Does anyone have a favorite effect from the book? Does anyone know where to get videos or DVDs of David performing? It's fantastic.

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mackmania
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The man is a genius. He became my new performing god when I read that book... and then reread it several times.

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True! The Man (and the book) are treasures.

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There is so much to be learned in the Berglas book and most of it isn't effects. He thought big and was a great showman. His creative twists are inspirational. Hence the comments above.

As far as effects, the high quality information on equivoque could be a book in itself. There is one particular effect, not one of the flashier ones, that for some reason always stays with me; Add Infinitum. Several variations, paralleling its evolution are explained. Make sure you get to his final version.
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Wonderfull book !

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::sigh::

But no chair routine explanation. It's been keeping me up at night.

Well, the entire BOOK has been keeping me up at night. It's amazing. If it was easier to get, I'd say the book should be required reading for ANY mentalist and/or magician.

Actually, I think it would be required reading if it were re-released without explanations. Reading it, it almost feels like someone sat down and thought "alright, if someone were REALLY a magician in this day and age, what would they do?" and created the story of Mr. Berglas. Just reading the effects, and knowing that they were created using regular (or sometimes irregular) magical means, is completely inspiring.

But, the explanations are inspiring as well to a) see how far outside the box it's possible to think and b) to see how far someone will go, in some cases, to achieve an extremely magical effect. ::grin::

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Is this book currently available?
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Yes. You can find it at http://www.jimsteinmeyer.com/catalog/books/ .

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I love his newspaper prediction type of effect. Recently met him - he showed me any card at any number, whilst driving in traffic with MY deck of cards! ;-)
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What is the effect of the Newspaper prediction?
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What's up with The David Berglas File, being sold on Hank Lee's for $5?
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Smokingkills: I don't believe you.

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THE MAN THE SKEPTICS REFUSE TO TEST FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS.. The Worlds Foremost Authority on Houdini's Life after Death.....
entity
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Read my post again.

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Sorry!
THE MAN THE SKEPTICS REFUSE TO TEST FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS.. The Worlds Foremost Authority on Houdini's Life after Death.....
mackmania
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Hey, it stinks about the table levitation not being revealed. That book is probably the best I have ever read (I'm still reading it). All of the stuff is so amazing and he seems like he's a superb showmen. I second Slim King on trying to find out what this David Berglas File thing is. Smokingkills, you really met him?

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mackmania
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Over the last few months of working on my theater show, which opens March 16th, I have to say that the Berglas book has been one of the greatest sources of influence and inspiration for me. While several of the explanations are inclomplete or vacant there is so much attention to detail. I think it is one of the rare books that actually teaches how to perform by strong example. I have read and re-read it at least a dozen times over the past 3 months and have learned something new and profound every time.

- Brandon
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Wowo this book costs 200? but from what I am reading, it seems to be worth every cent. Now where can I find such money Smile
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Does this book compare with other presentation books at all ?
It's a lot of money, but sorely tempting.
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It has been a favorite in my collection since I made the purchase. It does make one's head spin. The stories are wonderful - it's hard to put down. It is quite inspiring and has spawned many ideas in my head. It's also a beautifully produced book. It's a wonderful window into the man's life and legend.

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