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magic jj
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I have got back into doing magic after not doing it for 15 years. I was really good at doing slieghts and it is coming back pretty quickly.
What I would like is a list of 5 books on card magic that you would recomend for me. I would prefer something a little more advanced than begginer books.
Prehaps your top 5 favorite books( they do not have to have only card stuff)
Harry Lorayne
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Pick up LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION - there are four books in it, plus a bonus of a fifth book, plus more. I wrote it for YOU. HL
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John Heggie
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Magicjj,
I think this thread “Best Book on Card Magic” should give you a good start.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......;forum=2

Welcome to the Café.

~John
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I have just started to pack up (sold 'em) around 1300 books, but I'm keeping a few. Vernon, Slydini, Ken Brooke stuff and probably one of Harry's tomes.
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I second Harry's recommendation. There's some incredible material to be
(re)discovered between those covers.
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Art of astonishment (all three) by Paul Harris
Totally out of Control by Chris Kenner
All of Mike Closes Workers books. (I know that's five books but they come in one "Complete Workers" volume now)

that's five of the best books I have ever read. Not all card stuff either.

Jack
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In no particular order:

1.) The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings
2.) The Complete Works of Derek Dingle
3.) Lorayne's Classic Collection
4.) The Card Magic of Nick Trost
5.) The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley

Best,
Charles
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LePaul's "Card Magic of Paul LePaul"
Arthur buckley's "Card Control"
John Bannon's "Dear Mr. Fantasy"
Lorayne's "Close-Up Card Magic"
Marlo's "Revolutionary Card Technique"
Jimmy 'Cards' Molinari
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Simon Aronson's books.

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Simon Aronson's books.

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RJ Hunt
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Quote:
On 2007-05-10 04:26, msc455magic wrote:
In no particular order:

1.) The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings
2.) The Complete Works of Derek Dingle
3.) Lorayne's Classic Collection
4.) The Card Magic of Nick Trost
5.) The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley



Ditto...and I would add Card Kraft by JK Hartman, And if you have the Dia Vernon book of Magic I would review it too...

Good luck an welcome back to magic and welcome to the Café...

RJ
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Lorayne: Classic Collection

Harris' Art of Astonishment set

Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic (it always amazes me how much good stuff is in here when I get a chance to go back through it)

and my "new" book to add to this list:

John Bannon's DMF. Not just for the effects but to see how he has used some older ideas and flipped them on their head.

-Carlos
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I would suggest 'Card College' to anyone interested in this form of Magic, and 'Strong Magic' +'Designing Miracles'. Welcome back to the community
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Close-Up Card Magic (Harry Lorayne)
Cardshark (Darwin Ortiz)
The Complete Walton Vols 1 and 2 (Roy Walton)
Bound to Please (Simon Aronson)
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