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Kjellstrom
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New book -Card College Lighter, goldmine of self working card tricks, sure!

http://www.hermeticpress.com/

Text from ad:
"Roberto Giobbi's newest survey of sleightless card magic, CARD COLLEGE LIGHTER, gives the famous Giobbi treatment to 21 baffling card tricks by some of the craft's greatest masters, including Vernon, Annemann, Leech, Maven, Fulves, Hummer, Vollmer and Krenzel. These tricks do not require sleights, but they all show the cunning perspective of a professional performer, guaranteeing astonishing and entertaining results."
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Thanks for the heads-up, Mats. Card College Light is an indispensable book, especially for amateur magicians. The presentations are top-notch and the moves very do-able. CCL lets us amateurs look like pros. I eagerly await this new book.
'The central secret of conjuring is a manipulation of interest.' - Henry Hay
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Yes...thanks for the heads up. I've enjoyed CCL and look forward to the next installment.

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If this is prepublication offer by December 31st 2008. Anyone know when this book will be delivered?
Steve James
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Anyone know the routines?
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Before December 31st
Kjellstrom
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On 2008-11-05 10:30, Steve James wrote:
Anyone know the routines?


Good question, Im very curious.
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The December issue of Genii magazine is supposed to have a review of the book.

I am not a subscriber but apparently the December issue is out now.

John B.
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Man I need to get moving, I still don't have Card College Light!
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Agent61,

What are you waiting for?! It's worth the 35 bucks, I promise!
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The only gripe I had with 'Card College Light' was that Giobbi says in the preface that he 'has done away with abominable mathematical practices.' But many of the tricks require just that! In saying that, there are some good tricks if you don't mind the spectators handling your cards.
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On 2008-12-07 22:18, johnscot777 wrote:
The only gripe I had with 'Card College Light' was that Giobbi says in the preface that he 'has done away with abominable mathematical practices.' But many of the tricks require just that! In saying that, there are some good tricks if you don't mind the spectators handling your cards.

True, also some effects have very unnatural way of selecting a card and often require huge set-ups while the same effect could be achieved in impromptu settings. (with minimum sleights)
And while the book is divided into routines, only few flow logically, for example the first one.
IMO, there are better places to look for self-working effects.
But I'll still be more then glad to buy Card College Lighter because Giobbi's patter and presentation for each effect is what makes up for the strength of the effects. A lot can be learned from the way he presents the effects even if I don't use them.
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On 2008-12-08 09:21, Picard wrote:
...Giobbi's patter and presentation for each effect is what makes up for the strength of the effects. A lot can be learned from the way he presents the effects even if I don't use them.


Absolutely! This is - along with Giobbi’s wonderful style of writing - what saves the book from disaster. How many contrived (and sometimes tedious) methods of locating two selections does one need to know?

That said, this is the PERFECT book for an absolute beginner in card magic who wants to entertain his friends, but I'm sceptical as to whether these routines are 'professional.' Maybe the fault lies with me and the audiences I cater for..? Does anybody use these tricks professionally (i.e. paid shows)?
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I do. Just look Tamariz perform Neither Blind Nor Stupid and you will understand how this routines can be powerfull.

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I can guarantee that I 've been fooled badly by Roberto Giobbi with some of the effects in those trilogy, adaptatation is the way to go !
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I think the book has some usable stuff in it, but I don't put it in the same category as many magicians who rave about it. But I own it and like it.
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Can't wait for it to arrive.

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