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Douglas Lippert
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Magic-The Complete Course, Joshua Jay.
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Approaching Magic, David Regal - 20 votes
Paths to Enchantment, Malcolm Yaffe
Coinsomnia, Bill Citino
Subtle Card Creations Volume 1, Nick Trost
Jack Parker's 52 Memories, Andi Gladwin - 7 votes
Close-Up: The Real Secrets of Magic, David Stone - 2 votes
The Castle Notebooks, Bruce Cervon
Illusions of Influence, Samuel Catoe
Any Card..., Alain Nu
Professional Secrets, Geoffry Durham - 2 votes
The Pocketbook, Curtis Kam - 3 votes
Revelation, Dai Vernon - 3 votes
The "I Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks, B Robert Pulver
The "I Still Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks, B Robert Pulver
Magic From the Overground, Paul Hallas
Cardially Yours, Ed Marlo
Stimulacre, Doug Dyment
This Is Not A Book, Robert E. Neale
Verbal Magic, Juan Tamariz & Gema Navarro
Magic of Ascanio, vol 3: More Sudies of Card Magic
Magic of Ascanio, vol 4: Knives and Color-Blindness
The Classic Collection, vol 2, Harry Lorayne - 1 vote
Zarrow: A lifetime of Magic, David Ben - 9 votes
The Little Egypt Book of Ghosts, Steve Bryant - 1 vote
Card College Lighter, Roberto Giobbi
Yokai, Phill Smith
Lunch is Served, TC Tahoe & Paul Rohmany - 4 vote
Bauta, Scott Grossberg
Cool Card Stuff, Paul Gordon
The Unplanned Card Book, Paul Gordon
Gotcha, David Acer
Mystique, Richard Osterlind - 1 vote
Paralies, Joshua Quinn
Thought Dial, Jerome Finley
The Write Stuff, Toney Eye
Glemme, Patrick Redford
Magic-The Complete Course, Joshua Jay - 2 votes
Stand Up - A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic, Ian Keable
The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick
Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring, Gabe Fajuri
Williard - A Life Under Canvas, David Charvet
Spins and Needeles: The Magic of Allan Slaight - 1 vote
Picture yourself as a Magician, Wayne Kawamoto
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
Tony Chris
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Lunch is served gets my vote 100%

Paul I hope you releases Breakfast is served as well as a Brunch offering, while we are at it Dinner is served and a midnight lunch is served would be a perfect
way to end.

O.K. I know I'm not funny.

that's what a triple shot esspresso does to me at this time in the evening.

Game On!
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Yokai, by Phill Smith.

Actually it's the only book I've bought this year that was new this year. I've bought a couple of classics that I've been missing.
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Yokai, by Phill Smith.

Actually it's the only book I've bought this year that was new this year. I've bought a couple of classics that I've been missing.
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52 Memories for me.
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I have also bought some books that have been out a little while so presumably do not count. My best purchase of these was Tony Eye's Maximum Involvement - a routine I knew but it is the clinches that made it so worthwhile and now the effect has become a key part of my act.

But I digress.

Of the books published last year, my vote is for Yokai. As with Phill's previous book, Mitox, it has some brilliant and innovative thinking.
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Approaching Magic, David Regal - 20 votes
Paths to Enchantment, Malcolm Yaffe
Coinsomnia, Bill Citino
Subtle Card Creations Volume 1, Nick Trost
Jack Parker's 52 Memories, Andi Gladwin - 8 votes
Close-Up: The Real Secrets of Magic, David Stone - 2 votes
The Castle Notebooks, Bruce Cervon
Illusions of Influence, Samuel Catoe
Any Card..., Alain Nu
Professional Secrets, Geoffry Durham - 2 votes
The Pocketbook, Curtis Kam - 3 votes
Revelation, Dai Vernon - 3 votes
The "I Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks, B Robert Pulver
The "I Still Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks, B Robert Pulver
Magic From the Overground, Paul Hallas
Cardially Yours, Ed Marlo
Stimulacre, Doug Dyment
This Is Not A Book, Robert E. Neale
Verbal Magic, Juan Tamariz & Gema Navarro
Magic of Ascanio, vol 3: More Sudies of Card Magic
Magic of Ascanio, vol 4: Knives and Color-Blindness
The Classic Collection, vol 2, Harry Lorayne - 1 vote
Zarrow: A lifetime of Magic, David Ben - 9 votes
The Little Egypt Book of Ghosts, Steve Bryant - 1 vote
Card College Lighter, Roberto Giobbi
Yokai, Phill Smith - 2 votes
Lunch is Served, TC Tahoe & Paul Rohmany - 5 votes
Bauta, Scott Grossberg
Cool Card Stuff, Paul Gordon
The Unplanned Card Book, Paul Gordon
Gotcha, David Acer
Mystique, Richard Osterlind - 1 vote
Paralies, Joshua Quinn
Thought Dial, Jerome Finley
The Write Stuff, Toney Eye
Glemme, Patrick Redford
Magic-The Complete Course, Joshua Jay - 2 votes
Stand Up - A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic, Ian Keable
The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick
Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring, Gabe Fajuri
Williard - A Life Under Canvas, David Charvet
Spins and Needeles: The Magic of Allan Slaight - 1 vote
Picture yourself as a Magician, Wayne Kawamoto
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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With only 11 days left to cast YOUR vote, the top three is:

Approaching Magic - 20 votes, Zarrow - 9 votes, 52 Memories - 8 votes

If you haven't voted yet you better hurry up.
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Pathian
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Just got mine in the mail last week.

My vote goes to Approaching Magic
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I wonder about the legitimacy of people's votes here. I mean, a lot of people here may have only read three books on the list. I have read a few of the books on the list and I have one on order. I am not going to post my vote until I have read the book I have on order.

Furthermore, some books are more geared to hobbyists and some working professionals. The votes here indicate in my opinion that the majority of people voting are NOT professional magicians. Magigcians who have real world experience will probably be more inclined to vote for books by David Stone, Durham, or Keable(working professionals). People who are interested in "tricks" will probably vote for David Regal's book. It is not surprising that most of the people here seem to be voting for David Regal's book.
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This is just a 'street' way of voting...it's not an official thing like the oscars or an election where the method has to be faultless.
this is just a bunch of magicians, pros and amateurs, gathering in a forum and voting for a book.
I think the book writers should not take too much pride in their book being voted the best of the year, and moreover, should not put the line "best book of 200x in the magic Café" in their promotion ads...it's like saying voted best magic book in some chocolate lovers club.

so yea, u're right,it's not legit..it's just a popularity contest...
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Approaching Magic, David Regal - 21 votes
Paths to Enchantment, Malcolm Yaffe
Coinsomnia, Bill Citino
Subtle Card Creations Volume 1, Nick Trost
Jack Parker's 52 Memories, Andi Gladwin - 8 votes
Close-Up: The Real Secrets of Magic, David Stone - 2 votes
The Castle Notebooks, Bruce Cervon
Illusions of Influence, Samuel Catoe
Any Card..., Alain Nu
Professional Secrets, Geoffry Durham - 2 votes
The Pocketbook, Curtis Kam - 3 votes
Revelation, Dai Vernon - 3 votes
The "I Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks, B Robert Pulver
The "I Still Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks, B Robert Pulver
Magic From the Overground, Paul Hallas
Cardially Yours, Ed Marlo
Stimulacre, Doug Dyment
This Is Not A Book, Robert E. Neale
Verbal Magic, Juan Tamariz & Gema Navarro
Magic of Ascanio, vol 3: More Sudies of Card Magic
Magic of Ascanio, vol 4: Knives and Color-Blindness
The Classic Collection, vol 2, Harry Lorayne - 1 vote
Zarrow: A lifetime of Magic, David Ben - 9 votes
The Little Egypt Book of Ghosts, Steve Bryant - 1 vote
Card College Lighter, Roberto Giobbi
Yokai, Phill Smith - 2 votes
Lunch is Served, TC Tahoe & Paul Rohmany - 5 votes
Bauta, Scott Grossberg
Cool Card Stuff, Paul Gordon
The Unplanned Card Book, Paul Gordon
Gotcha, David Acer
Mystique, Richard Osterlind - 1 vote
Paralies, Joshua Quinn
Thought Dial, Jerome Finley
The Write Stuff, Toney Eye
Glemme, Patrick Redford
Magic-The Complete Course, Joshua Jay - 2 votes
Stand Up - A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic, Ian Keable
The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick
Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring, Gabe Fajuri
Williard - A Life Under Canvas, David Charvet
Spins and Needeles: The Magic of Allan Slaight - 1 vote
Picture yourself as a Magician, Wayne Kawamoto
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
David Bond
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Wow,
Have you voters actually read all of these books? I've only read one, and therefore feel unqualified to vote. If I had read half of them I would still feel unqualified to vote.
- David Bond
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I agree with David and Aussiemagic as to whether this vote should have any "legitimacy." Of course it cannot unless all the voters have read each of the books on the list. The nature of a contest such as this is comparison, and there can be no true comparison unless each of the offerings is considered in full and measured against its competitors. I doubt whether a single Café member who has posted a vote has read all these books. I have read only five.

But if you simply consider it an informal poll of the books people have bought and liked, it still has value. It does tell you what books people think are good, even if it doesn't necessarily give you a sense of their relative virtues. I think it would be helpful if, when voting, people would post which books on the list they have read so that we might better understand what their vote means.
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Only five days left to cast YOUR vote.
Last day is friday next week.
Those of you that haven't voted yet better hurry up.
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I'd go with Approaching Magic.

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Of the 11 that I've read so far, I'll vote for Approaching Magic.
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Approaching Magic, David Regal - 23 votes
Paths to Enchantment, Malcolm Yaffe
Coinsomnia, Bill Citino
Subtle Card Creations Volume 1, Nick Trost
Jack Parker's 52 Memories, Andi Gladwin - 8 votes
Close-Up: The Real Secrets of Magic, David Stone - 2 votes
The Castle Notebooks, Bruce Cervon
Illusions of Influence, Samuel Catoe
Any Card..., Alain Nu
Professional Secrets, Geoffry Durham - 2 votes
The Pocketbook, Curtis Kam - 3 votes
Revelation, Dai Vernon - 3 votes
The "I Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks, B Robert Pulver
The "I Still Hate Card Tricks" Book of Card Tricks, B Robert Pulver
Magic From the Overground, Paul Hallas
Cardially Yours, Ed Marlo
Stimulacre, Doug Dyment
This Is Not A Book, Robert E. Neale
Verbal Magic, Juan Tamariz & Gema Navarro
Magic of Ascanio, vol 3: More Sudies of Card Magic
Magic of Ascanio, vol 4: Knives and Color-Blindness
The Classic Collection, vol 2, Harry Lorayne - 1 vote
Zarrow: A lifetime of Magic, David Ben - 9 votes
The Little Egypt Book of Ghosts, Steve Bryant - 1 vote
Card College Lighter, Roberto Giobbi
Yokai, Phill Smith - 2 votes
Lunch is Served, TC Tahoe & Paul Rohmany - 5 votes
Bauta, Scott Grossberg
Cool Card Stuff, Paul Gordon
The Unplanned Card Book, Paul Gordon
Gotcha, David Acer
Mystique, Richard Osterlind - 1 vote
Paralies, Joshua Quinn
Thought Dial, Jerome Finley
The Write Stuff, Toney Eye
Glemme, Patrick Redford
Magic-The Complete Course, Joshua Jay - 2 votes
Stand Up - A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic, Ian Keable
The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick
Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring, Gabe Fajuri
Williard - A Life Under Canvas, David Charvet
Spins and Needeles: The Magic of Allan Slaight - 1 vote
Picture yourself as a Magician, Wayne Kawamoto
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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One vote for Steve Bryant's Little Egypt Book of Ghosts.
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