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rowdymagi5
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Has anybody read this that can give a review? I havent heard much about this one and a search didn't come up with much either.
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Jamy Ian Swiss gives it a nice review in this month's Genii,there's also an excerpt and review in this months Magic(which I have not seen yet)
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I Have been looking that review as well Smile
(I Trust Tamariz material, so I already made my order yesterday)
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I'm a little disappointed in the book. Seems a little too complicated or contrived at times. I don't agree with some of the basic premises of the book on how to present "Over the Phone" type of magic.

It doesn't seem to translate from "Live" performance in Spanish to printed reading in English. (Seems like a difficult thing to do)

I also was taken back by the Bush bashing. ( I didn't vote for Bush but I wouldn't call him the root of all Evil either.) Smile

I am rereading it to see what I've missed, if anything. (Wouldn't be the first time)


On the GOOD SIDE, he does point to many sources that help you research and develop your own routines.
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I'm VERY interested in this book, as with everything Tamariz puts out. Will be buying for sure!
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Personally I like the book. for one its nice to have some material for a real niche venue, you never know when something like this might be very useful. Also the book is fun. if you follow along with the book you can experience exactly what the spec will. there is some nifty and fun ideas, very useful book!

Unless you can prompt your specs to perform Sleight of hand without them knowing I think its gonna have to be a contrived.... don't you think
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Not really. I'd be more than happy to show you over the phone Smile

Mr. T Does in fact have them perform the "Slight" without knowing it. That's the good part of the book.
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I am quite liking it (about half-way through) but have to agree with translation issues which Psychic Samurai brought up. NOT that there is anything wrong with the translation: I'm quite sure the translation is up to par, but Tamariz' style is something that cannot quite be translated seperately from his persona nor is it accessible to all cultures - just seeing Tamariz perform once and try to imagine a government official following his act.
Content-wise the book is TERRIFIC - I'll be memorising a few tricks (after a rewrite of presentation (keeping the essentials/instructions in)) to baffle some friends over the phone should the occasion occur.
A contrived occasion would be to send my cousin a set of cards with images of gifts and force, during the phone conversation, the card depicting the gift I actually bought (and sent the week before c/o his wife). There are possibilities...
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I am also enjoying it. Besides the fun tricks, I think their are larger lessons to be learned as well; how Tamariz is able to cloak the tricks in fun presentations(some political, some bawdy,some just fun) Or how he is able to psychologicaly manipulate spectators memories. Or how is able to create so much fun and magic with just a few cards or slips of paper. I know it's not the magnus opus we're all drooling about, but it's a really fun book, and I'm glad I bought it.

I think it's interesting that he presents some of these effects in his live shows as well....so there a lot of possibilities here, beyond just the radio or telephone.
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For those of you who have the book, here's a link to Juan presenting "Paradise Recovered" to a live audience(and getting a healthy round of applause). It's nearly ten minutes yet no one looks bored,further proof in the power of this kind of magic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTr4X5GCXN8&feature=related
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I love this book. In it I found one effect in particular that, with a small alteration and a new presentation has become absolutely fantastic with small groups of people. Definitely worth the money!

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Tamariz Work is GOLD! I always recommend all Tamariz Books and videos! A true master of the craft!
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I have enjoyed the book so far. It does get a little boring at times if you try and perform each trick on yourself (I thought it sounded like fun - it got old Smile). However, it is nice to have this to reference when opportunities come up to do this type of material (radio, Internet, phone, live).
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One of the best books I have purchased so far, and I have a lot of books. I performed one effect for my wife to try it out. She was really floored when she turned over the top cards of each of the four packets she assembled, and found all the aces. Pure gold. If you want a book that allows the spectators to perform the magic, then this is the book for you. Highly recommended!!!

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I got my copy few weeks ago. But I don't start to read yet. I keep this book for Holiday.
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Fantastic book, that's all I can say... you have no idea how much people ask me to perform an effect that happens all in their hands... they love being a part of the magic. Now, with the effects in Verbal Magic, they get to DO the magic. Great stuff. There's one effect in particular that I'm having TONS of fun and success with.
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I was looking for the original spanish version "Por Arte de Verbimagia" to read Tamariz original words on book and CD. but found something strange:

Spanish Version price in Europe is around $50.00 EUR(66 USD)
Spanish Version Price at Tango Magic is $66.00 USD (Same price than Europe)
but, English version price at Hermetic Press is $40.00 USD

So, it's more cheap to buy the tranlated english version.

I think, it is more because market...
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Fantastic book, can't wait for the others (sonata etc.)also ...
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Quote:
On 2009-04-30 11:13, Mind_Magic wrote:
I was looking for the original spanish version "Por Arte de Verbimagia" to read Tamariz original words on book and CD. but found something strange:

Spanish Version price in Europe is around $50.00 EUR(66 USD)
Spanish Version Price at Tango Magic is $66.00 USD (Same price than Europe)
but, English version price at Hermetic Press is $40.00 USD

So, it's more cheap to buy the tranlated english version.

I think, it is more because market...


... or taxes in Europe!!!

I never look religiously at anybody's work. Naturally knowing Juan, I'm always curious about his work which is different from being unconditional.

This book is very interesting. It is again different from everything in print.
Thus without being unconditional I still have to wait for one book by Juan Tamariz which purchase I would regret.

All of his past writings (including Monedas, Monedas which is unfortunately out of print) are extremely valuable. His "Magic Way" and "5 points in Magic" have made our art progress and should be in every magician's library (whatever type of magic we perform).

Juan Tamariz really deserves gratitude from our community for the extreme seriousness, deep research and original angles that his printed work demonstrates.

Juan you are somebody different! Thank you for sharing your talent with us
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I am re-reading the book and have enjoyed it more the second time around. I do like the fact that the effect isn't explained prior to reading through the routine. I have found this to be the case with other books that have been translated into English.
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