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Peo Olsson
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Approaching Magic, David Regal - 28 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 - 4 votes
The Pocketbook, Curtis Kam - 3 votes
Revelation, Dai Vernon - 4 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 - 1 vote
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 - 12 votes
The Little Egypt Book of Ghosts, Steve Bryant - 2 votes
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
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Peo Olsson
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The three top books of year 2008 are:

No.1 - Approaching Magic by David Regal - 28 votes
No.2 - Zarrow: A Lifetime of Magic by David Ben - 12 votes
No.3 - Jack Parker's 52 Memories by Andi Gladwin - 8 votes

Congratulation to David Regal on his staggering victory.
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David Regal
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Hi Everyone -

I'm very happy that Approaching Magic has been voted Book of the Year by members of this forum. If anyone imagines that I am blasé about this, I assure you that I am not. Sometimes it seems that we don't find magic - magic finds us, and this odd art of ours has been an obsession with me for almost as long as I can remember. The book was written over the past six years and was a mammoth undertaking - I tried to include a wide range of material, from impromptu effects, to new gaffs, to platform items. The reason anyone does something like this is to hopefully make some small contribution to magic. If the acceptance of the book means that I have entered the lottery of contributing something that will have a life after I'm gone then I am immensely gratified.

To the many people who have sent me notes saying they are now performing this or that trick from the book, thank you - I enjoy them far more than the emails from the "Nicaraguan bank" that wants to send me a million dollars.

To the people who have bought the book and nearly sold out the first edition, thank you - my wife has stopped looking at me funny.

To the people who have come to my lectures and sat on uncomfortable chairs as I performed two and a half hours of material from the book, thank you. (Honestly, I think a big reason I lecture is to prove that the tricks work...)

I've lived long enough to say that one of the great joys of my life is seeing people perform a trick of mine for an audience, even if it is an audience of one.

Again - thank you.
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Mr. Regal's post is as witty as his writing in Approaching Magic. Rarely will you have this much fun while reading a book about magic. Get it while you can. Whether you are a close up performer or stage, card guy or otherwise, there's gold to be mined from its pages.
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Approaching Magic, David Regal
The Real Secrets of Magic, David Stone
Peristance, Daniel Peris
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My vote also goes for Approaching Magic by David Regal. A wealth of material in the pages. You can even see him perform some of the effects from the book in Reel Magic Volume 6, the one with Dean Dill on the cover.
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My vote is Approaching Magic by David Regal.
However, I think the following books also have to be mentioned.
1.Magic of Ascanio, vol 4: Knives and Color-Blindness
2.Zarrow: A lifetime of Magic, David Ben
3Close-Up: The Real Secrets of Magic, David Stone
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Approaching Magic by David Regal, I just got through the first pass of it, and wow, great stuff in there Smile
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Hmmm... people casting votes after the winner has already been declared? Smacks of voter fraud to me! Smile I demand a re-count!

In all seriousness, the Regal book is on my list of things to read. From the rest of the list, I only managed to read Trost's Subtle Card Creations which was quite good. The rest of my reading this year were books that were not listed. Well, ok... full disclosure... I did WRITE two of the books on the list, so I guess those count.

And I have to say that I'm extremely honored and humbled just to have been included in such an illustrious collection of titles!
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The "I Hate Card Tricks!" Book of Card Tricks Vol. 1, 2, and 3
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On 2009-03-16 10:51, mamutrance wrote:
Approaching Magic by David Regal, I just got through the first pass of it, and wow, great stuff in there Smile


It's out and great so far! Still reading!! And going back and re-reading. I see lightbulbs with nearly every page.
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Nothing made happier about this post more than seeing the overwhelming favor towards Approaching Magic and knowing it's only a few days away from approaching me
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A touch decision with the like s of Regal and Zarrow, but The Castle Notebooks Vol. 4 by Bruce Cervon is my pick hands down, mouth closed, final answer!
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Card collective by Paul Gordon gets my vote.
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Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring, Gabe Fajuri
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Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring, Gabe Fajuri
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Another vote for Approaching Magic.
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