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Christopher Williams
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I really can't speak highly enough of this book. Whilst on the way up to Birmingham for a lecture, I was reading through this book, and just the first two effects, I showed to my friend Gary Jones, and he said they alone were worth the price of the book! They are sensational! Jack really has had a HUGE impact on modern day card Magic, and has some breath taking routines and subtleties that make it a real shame that he passed. Imagine if he was still alive today, what else incredible would be coming from that amazing Magical mind of his. The production value is amazing as well, Andi really knows how a book should be written, and produced, something some books on the market today lack. This isn't just a collection of effects, this is a Legacy of one of the best creators I have seen in Card Magic EVER!
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Copies of the limited edition 'MindPlay' still available
Peo Olsson
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I got my copy of 52 Memories yesterday (friday) in the mail (wow, that was fast Andi!).
I got a pleasant surprise when I opened the packet.
The book is GORGEOUS to behold, it's physichal form is a pice of art.
Andi has outdone himself this time.
It's one of the nicest books I seen in a long, long time (and I havent started to read it yet).

This big and beautiful book consists of 227 pages.
Written by Andi Gladwin
Illustrated by Tony Dunn

9 Chapters
51 Effects and moves (there is also a ring effect included!)

Plus an essay by Jack in chaper 9: Inspiration, Perseption and Astonishment
Jackanory - Andi's thoughts how this book came to be and his friendship with Jack.
A bibliography - Tricks and moves up to the publicaton of this book.
A set-up reference for each effect in the book.

Well written and produced.
I give it a 10 of 10.
Higly recomended.

I'm certain that 52 Memories will be one of the most voted book's for the Best Book 2008 Award.

Peo
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
RevJohn
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My copy should be showing up sometime soon, since I pre-ordered the day it was announced. Really enjoyed what I have seen of Jack's stuff and can't think of a better way to honor him.

RevJohn
Richard Hatch
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RevJohn, we (H & R Magic Books) are doing the order fulfillment of USA orders from Andi of Jack Parker's 52 Memories. We have shipped about a third of the pre-orders already, proceeding in the order received. I don't believe we have shipped yours yet, but don't blame Andi for any delay. I have been called out of town on a family emergency, so won't be able to pick up shipping until next Wednesday. Hope to have all the USA pre-orders in the mail via priority mail flat rate box by the end of next week. Any that we have an email address for (those in our own database!) gets a notification of the shipping information when we ship. We know everyone is anxious to get this magnificent book quickly, and apologize for any delay. It will prove worth the wait!
Richard Hatch
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Peo Olsson
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Amen to that Richard. It's reall a stunning book.
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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Wow - thanks to everyone for such kind and positive comments!

Also, thanks to Richard and the guys at H&R who have been working through a MASSIVE amount of orders. I've had someone from the UK sending out books for at least five hours a day for the last week and a half. I've received twice as many orders for the US as I have from Europe, so Richard and his team are working incredibly well and super efficiently.

--Andi
ozman
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Just gotta chime in here and say that this book is a work of absolute genius AND beauty!

jack parker truly was an amazing thinker and a wonderful magician, and this book is a fantastic tribute/legacy for him. andi gladwin has put something very, very special together.

if you're reading this thread and you haven't visited http://www.andigladwin.co.uk/products/52-Memories/ yet, get to it - you WANT THIS BOOK!
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As I perform almost exclusively in the hands, can someone please tell me approximately what fraction of the book could be performed in the hands? I thought Mr. Parker's Set to Stun and Set to Kill (bless his soul) were wonderful, but I couldn't perform any of the effects in it, which saddened me greatly.
Andy the cardician
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Quote:
On 2008-02-02 02:06, Peo Olsson wrote:

It's one of the nicest books I seen in a long, long time (and I havent started to read it yet).

.....

This big and beautiful book consists of 227 pages.

......

Well written and produced.
I give it a 10 of 10.
Higly recomended.

I'm certain that 52 Memories will be one of the most voted book's for the Best Book 2008 Award.

Peo


Peo,

at the risk sounding like a smart XXX . . . at one point you claim not having read through the book, then you declare it as well written and produced.

So what is your 10/10 based upon?

Andy
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RevJohn
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Question... if H & R books is shipping US orders, are they also shipping the special booklet that some have won? Just wondering who is shipping mine! Smile (oh I crack myself up!)

And thanks for the update about the book. I wasn't really worried, but it is nice to know what is happening!

RevJohn
AndiGladwin
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On 2008-02-04 22:28, RevJohn wrote:
Question... if H & R books is shipping US orders, are they also shipping the special booklet that some have won? Just wondering who is shipping mine! Smile (oh I crack myself up!)


RevJohn,

The special books will be shipped to the lucky winners from the UK as soon as they are back from the printers in approximately a week and a half.

--Andi
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Hi. Does this use mostly ordinary cards or is much taught using gaffs? Thanks.
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On 2008-02-05 06:58, monkeypuzzletree wrote:
Hi. Does this use mostly ordinary cards or is much taught using gaffs? Thanks.


There's a mixture. Approximately 90% uses non-gaffed cards. The gaffed tricks are all easy to make and/or use easily accessible gimmicks.

--Andi
Donny Orbit
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Are the winners already decided then?

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RevJohn
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shipped to the lucky winners from the UK...



Mmm... Lucky Winners will have the books shipped from the UK, OR

Lucky Winners that are from the UK will have the books shipped to them...

:)

Just kidding! Thanks for answering my question.

RevJohn
RevJohn
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My copy of 52 Memories arrived today. What a wonderful looking book.

I love books - just a little aside there.

RevJohn
AndiGladwin
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On 2008-02-05 16:21, RevJohn wrote:
My copy of 52 Memories arrived today. What a wonderful looking book.


Glad you like it!

--Andi
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So far added one trick to a poker routine from here.
RevJohn
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Now that I have had a chance to look through it, even better.

I like Jack's thinking. I especially found Jack's comments in the front of the book to be very touching.

John
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I'm still waiting (patiently)

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