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Pat Trick
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I'm down with Classic Collection, Vol 2 by Harry "I swear this is my last book, really" Lorayne. Solid magic utility moves, with a collection of effects to overhaul or enhance any magician's work.
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Approaching Magic - David Regal
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"That smart thing that somebody else said".
Peo Olsson
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Approaching Magic, David Regal - 14 votes
Paths to Enchantment, Malcolm Yaffe
Coinsomnia, Bill Citino
Subtle Card Creations Volume 1, Nick Trost
Jack Parker's 52 Memories, Andi Gladwin - 5 votes
Close-Up: The Real Secrets of Magic, David Stone 1 vote
The Castle Notebooks, Bruce Cervon
Illusions of Influence, Samuel Catoe
Any Card..., Alain Nu
Professional Secrets, Geoffry Durham - 2 votes
The Pocketbook, Curtis Kam - 2 votes
Revelation, Dai Vernon - 2 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 - 7 votes
The Little Egypt Book of Ghosts, Steve Bryant - 1 vote
Card College Lighter, Roberto Giobbi
Yokai, Phill Smith
Stand Up, Ian Keable
Lunch is Served, TC Tahoe & Paul Rohmany
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 - 1 vote
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
Mystique, Richard Osterlind
Picture yourself as a Magician, Wayne Kawamoto
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Approaching magic will win for sure.
has had the most praises when it was out, most highly anticipated one, and it's from a popular,commercial magician.

let's change this thread to "2nd best book of 2008!"
Richard Evans
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Hey - 52 Memories was clearly the best book, it's just that Approaching Magic has more votes right now Smile

To be fair, I only just received Approaching Magic (great service from David Regal, by the way) so maybe I was a little premature in voting.
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Revelation, Dai Vernon
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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Kadz is Approatching Magic your vote?
Richard is 52 Memories yours?
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Approaching Magic, David Regal - 14 votes
Paths to Enchantment, Malcolm Yaffe
Coinsomnia, Bill Citino
Subtle Card Creations Volume 1, Nick Trost
Jack Parker's 52 Memories, Andi Gladwin - 5 votes
Close-Up: The Real Secrets of Magic, David Stone 1 vote
The Castle Notebooks, Bruce Cervon
Illusions of Influence, Samuel Catoe
Any Card..., Alain Nu
Professional Secrets, Geoffry Durham - 2 votes
The Pocketbook, Curtis Kam - 2 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 - 7 votes
The Little Egypt Book of Ghosts, Steve Bryant - 1 vote
Card College Lighter, Roberto Giobbi
Yokai, Phill Smith
Stand Up, Ian Keable
Lunch is Served, TC Tahoe & Paul Rohmany
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 - 1 vote
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
Mystique, Richard Osterlind
Picture yourself as a Magician, Wayne Kawamoto
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Dear Peo,
Please check, I think for the stand up, ian keble and a professional guide to comedy magic, ian keble are the same book?
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Approaching Magic, David Regal - 14 votes
Paths to Enchantment, Malcolm Yaffe
Coinsomnia, Bill Citino
Subtle Card Creations Volume 1, Nick Trost
Jack Parker's 52 Memories, Andi Gladwin - 5 votes
Close-Up: The Real Secrets of Magic, David Stone 1 vote
The Castle Notebooks, Bruce Cervon
Illusions of Influence, Samuel Catoe
Any Card..., Alain Nu
Professional Secrets, Geoffry Durham - 2 votes
The Pocketbook, Curtis Kam - 2 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 - 7 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
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 - 1 vote
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
Mystique, Richard Osterlind
Picture yourself as a Magician, Wayne Kawamoto


Ian Keable's book is now corrected, thanks ferryascanio!
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Add one more vote for Jack Parker's 52 Memories. It is simply an amazing body of work.
Richard Evans
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On 2009-01-07 19:03, Peo Olsson wrote:
Kadz is Approatching Magic your vote?
Richard is 52 Memories yours?


Hi Peo - I've already voted for 52 memories, so don't count me in again. Sorry - I didn't mean to confuse.
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Yes that's my vote...for approaching magic
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I also vote for Mr Regal's Approaching Magic

Just for the record, my runner up's would have been...

"Jack Parker's 52 Memories": Certainly the most attractive book of the year and a fitting legacy.

"Stand Up - A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic": A very useful and well written book on a subject that's not covered elsewhere. Don't listen to the Magic review - it's a teriffic book. The only thing Keable doesn't cover is the idea of thinking of a premise for the presentation before you write the script - add Regal's essay on "premise" from Approaching Magic to the Ian Keable book and you have everything you need to know about creating an original presentation. Congratulations, by the way, to ferryascanio on getting Peo to correct the title of the book. I pointed the same mistake out twice with no success.
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Another vote for approaching magic
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Approaching Magic, David Regal - 17 votes
Paths to Enchantment, Malcolm Yaffe
Coinsomnia, Bill Citino
Subtle Card Creations Volume 1, Nick Trost
Jack Parker's 52 Memories, Andi Gladwin - 6 votes
Close-Up: The Real Secrets of Magic, David Stone 1 vote
The Castle Notebooks, Bruce Cervon
Illusions of Influence, Samuel Catoe
Any Card..., Alain Nu
Professional Secrets, Geoffry Durham - 2 votes
The Pocketbook, Curtis Kam - 2 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 - 7 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
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 - 1 vote
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
Mystique, Richard Osterlind
Picture yourself as a Magician, Wayne Kawamoto
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I wonder if the price difference between aproaching magic{$75} and Zarrow {125}, has affected the amount of people who have the Zarrow book in this economy?
This is not to diminish the Regal book ,only to say how does a more expensive book ,which may have sold less copies ,get fairly evaluated and voted for? Glenn
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On 2009-01-09 20:02, Glenn Watson wrote:
I wonder if the price difference between aproaching magic{$75} and Zarrow {125}, has affected the amount of people who have the Zarrow book in this economy?


But then David's book is more expensive than the vast majority of books on the list - especially with the hefty delivery charge (it's a heavy book!) - and it's still in the lead.

That's why I'm pleasantly surprised to see Approaching Magic at number one.
In the last couple of Café "Book of the Year" votes, there were higher priced books (Best of Friends 3/Benson by Starlight/Conjuring Anthology) that were - in my opinion - far superior to the much lower priced books that won. I thought the winning books for 2006 and 2007 were rather average. Neither would have made my top 20 shortlist for best book of their year
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Yea in a way we can't really vote for the 'best' coz one needs to read all of the books in order to judge which is their personal best...
so in a way it's more of a 'most popular book of 2008'
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On 2009-01-10 09:46, anticoin wrote:
Yea in a way we can't really vote for the 'best' coz one needs to read all of the books in order to judge which is their personal best...
so in a way it's more of a 'most popular book of 2008'


So very true. But they are still voting for the best they have come across. Perhaps the voters could also mention exactly how many books they had read in 2008 Smile
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