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I'm considering buyng the Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic. Is this only a beginner's book? If you own this I would appreciate a review. Is it going to be similar to Mark Wilson's encyclopedia of magic?
Thanks for your help, Brian
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Get it! I refer to my copy of Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic on a regular basis. I would also recommend getting Mark Wilson's book too.
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I have Mark Wilson's book already and was wondering about trick overlap between the two. But I'm also considering buying The Art of Astonishment instead.
Any opinions? Thanks!
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You might want to do a search for the Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic. It has been referred to many times in many different threads. Hope this helps with your decision.
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It is a really, really good book. There is so much in that book you can use. I use a few tricks from it myself.

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Can anyone recommend some hot ones from Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic?

Mike
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The first that comes to mind is Gardener's very own Penetrating Matches. The napkin mouse fold is always a hit with the kids.
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This books seems to be currently out of print. I've been in touch with a number of dealers, but none give an indication as to when they expect to have it.
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Mark Martinez
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Going to have to watch eBay for it! Good luck!
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Try Denny Magic or Hank Lee's Magic. I got mine about 3 months ago from Denny Magic.
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Daytona Magic ordered it for me. A new copy...about 9 months ago. It may be out of print, but there are still new ones available, apparently.
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Does anyone have a list of chapters that are in the book?
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I had the book and didn't really find it all that useful. Sure, there were a FEW effects that seemed interesting but all that aside, I didn't really care for it. A lot of it seemed outdated. Not meaning to offend anyone, but I don't think it's worth it.
My opinion.
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Great Domino, since you don't care for it, and bg is looking for a copy, why not sell it to him? Just a suggestion...
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Thanks Domino, that's what I thought the book might be but wasn't sure, that's why I haven't bought it.

Thanks for all the replies.
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I found a lot of good magic in the book. There is a lot of magic that I will never use contained in the book. Would I sell mine? Nope. Two reasons...a lot of good magic and it was a gift from Grandma.
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Hocus Pocus currently have this in stock.
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While there are a lot of puzzles and betcha's, in between them you'll find tons of good magic and many great ideas— you do however need to apply some brain power and come up with strong presentations!

As for the book being outdated— ? Can good ideas and great magic be outdated? Not when I look back at Sachs, Gaultier, Dhotel, etc.

It's all about what you do with it!
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I agree with Dennis completely. The longer you "live" with this book, the more you realize just how good it is.

The terse descriptions can sometimes be a little frustrating, but I LIKE hunting down routines.
Eschew obfuscation
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This book sounds very interesting. I am surprised being so pro-impromptu that I have never bought this book. Go figure! Smile
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