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Christopher Williams
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A Summit Meeting in the Rarefied Atmosphere of Jack Avis and Lewis Jones

When two of the finest creative thinkers in magic get together, there is an inevitable outpouring of theory, digital skill, originality, and presentation that opens new avenues of performance. These are guaranteed to delight the close-up magician be he beginner or advanced practitioner.

Here for the first time, two giants of conceptual magic combine to chronicle their creative ideas - the result of long, all day, regular weekly meetings that have taken place over a matter of years.

Wherever a pack of cards is shuffled, Jack Avis and Lewis Jones have been acclaimed world-wide for their original writings and contributions in magazines, books, and other sources of high profile magic.

Ahead of the Pack is a book that will undoubtedly stir the blood of true magic aficionados everywhere. In the pages of this book you will find devilish thinking that comes from a half century of passion and commitment to the creation of stunning magic in the mould of Dai Vernon, Ed Marlo, Alex Elmsley, John Ramsay, and Al Koran.

Here you will find gems that have been guarded secrets for ages, hitherto lodged in volumes of hand-written notebooks. Lewis Jones's amazing telephone effect Mystral is a mind-reading principle in which "people can make a free choice of virtually anything". And Jack Avis releases for the first time a totally new handling of the Centre-Tear that requires no palming, and no turning away for a secret glimpse - a method that will surely be welcomed into the repertoire of mentalists everywhere.

Just two highly imaginative ideas from an original and creative magic duo that together with sixty other new ideas, moves, and routines, will unquestionably find their way into the annals of 21st century quality magic.

What they say about Ahead of the Pack:

Jack Avis and Lewis Jones have authored a book that is unique in the multi-faceted opportunities for entertaining with cards that it presents. You will fool people with tricks from this book. — David Regal Genii

Ahead of the Pack works on many levels. Pros will find routines that could enter their working repertoires. The hobbyist will find a ton of tricks to puzzle their magic buddies. And those who enjoy creating variations will find fertile ground to explore here. Ahead of the Pack should be in your library. — Michael Close Magic

The physical quality of the book is beautiful, the writing concise, easy to follow and entertaining, the illustrations first-rate and the material excellent. What more can one want? The book represents excellent value, and I recommend it highly. — Roy Walton

... such a beautifully produced book. I started reading it last night and couldn't put it down - such a diverse variety of material. — Peter Duffie

I devoured the book over the weekend and am very excited by the contents. This is a valuable addition to my library! — Steve Beam

This is one of the most beautifully designed magic books that I have seen for many a year. The cover is staggering and the contents and the concept of the book are terrific. This is an excellent book that is packed with brilliant material . — Martin Breese

It's wonderful on all counts, and I've uncovered several items that will immediately enter my repertoire, a very high hit rate. — Steve Bryant LittleEgypt Gazette

"I love cards, but I really love mentalism! Ahead of the Pack is packed with top end material in both categories. I can't make you read it, but if you don't you will soon be fooled." — Bob Kohler


Anyone actually have this to give their personal thoughts?
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Copies of the limited edition 'MindPlay' still available
roman59
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Hi Chris

I ordered all 3 of the Lewis Jones books from Alakazam this morning!

When they arrive I will post my comments.

Cheers
adgnyc
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This is next on my list. His "Seventh Heaven" is a winner.
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Loz
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I have heard good things about seventh heaven. I have 'Ahead of the pack'. It was fine, but I wouldn't rave about it. I enjoyed a handling of OOTW from it, but apart from that, nothing special for me. Just my 2c.
Markymark
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I could'nt see much difference between the version of OOTW in 'Ahead of the pack' and Galaxy.I too would'nt rave about this book.
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