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tnscot
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My Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic came in. I am definately not disappointed. I could spend a long time in this book. I was surprised to see how much of it is dedicated to cards. What a great investment!
As Always,
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Almost a standard beginner's manual for magic, certainly gives you an introduction to most areas. Happy Magic.
"Now here's the man with the 25 cent hands, that two bit magician..."
VcosNJ
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Enjoy Scot! I remember when I first got that book. I was hooked!!
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That is one of the BEST books to have in your magic library. You will refer to it often. It's a great introduction to many different "types" of magic.

No matter what the theme might be for a club meeting, you're bound to find something there that will fit.

Enjoy!

Mark.
Andy the cardician
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It surely is one of the best cost-ratio investments into magic.
Cards never lie
sjballa147
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Grand Decision. Good Luck on your venture through the book.

Shane
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Spend enough time in these forums, and you can start to think your advise is falling on deaf ears. Always nice to see people are still paying attention. I still say it's the best Dollar value in the magic world.
Jay Austin
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Great book. With that book and practice you can make a living.
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Hello again Scot:

Looks like your attacking magic with a passion! Way to go!

Jim
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I've got it on my Amazon wishlist for next month.
I love buying stuff "for my kids" that is really for me. Smile
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As JackScratch said, it's really good to see someone making as wise a purchase as CCIM. You could spend a year in that book without getting bored, and then continue coming back to it for the rest of your life and finding new ideas everytime. Experiment with lots of different types of magic and then figure out what suits you best. Congrats on a great purchase.
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I've had the book for a short while myself. I personally love the different methods to achieve the same end, so I can pick and choose the way I want to perform something. One thing, it's opened me a up a bit more to cards, which I was never all that fond of before I read through Wilson's book.
Aus
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This book in not only great for people starting in magic but I often refer to it
all the time and I have been in magic since 1992. I don't think I'm alone here ether
Marko from the learned pig project has performed a version of the sucker Torn and restored napkin in his many paid parlor shows. Do a seach on Utube and you can see for your self.

Magically

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simquad
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Is it a recommended book?
Tom Fenton
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This is a great book, I would recommend it to anyone. It's not just beginners who can learn from it, there are some really good routines in there.
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mark1991
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Hi there,

Mark Wilson's book was the first serious magic book I ever got and I learnt so much from it!

It gives you a great insight into what type of magic you enjoy and which types you want to specialise in!

Enjoy the book!

God bless!

Magical Mark Watson
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Magical Mark Watson - Christian magician, juggler, puppeteer, all-round entertainer and lover of Christ!
ChristopherM
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Quote:
On 2007-05-30 10:13, simquad wrote:
Is it a recommended book?


Well, a few people seem to like it...
airship
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I started out when I was 11 with the "Golden Book of Magic", Henry Hay's "Amateur Magician's Handbook", and "Scarne on Card Tricks". I didn't get my first copy of Mark Wilson's "Complete Course in Magic" until last year, at the age of 55.

I certainly wish I'd discovered it much, much earlier. It's pure gold.
'The central secret of conjuring is a manipulation of interest.' - Henry Hay
Andy the cardician
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The book has a wealth of information, covering all different aspects of magic. You can not go wrong with it.

My advice to a beginner: "before you start buying fancy tricks from E or P, do your self a favour and buy that book first".

Andy
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Phil Thomas
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I was lucky enough to find a copy of this on eBay for about 5 bucks. This is an AMAZING book and you can learn so much from it. It is safe to say that with practice and the routines within its pages, you can put together some amazing shows and make a nice living. Too bad my regular job doesn't allow me the time to do so, but I plan on it very soon. You made a great investment. Happy reading!

:cheers:

Phil
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