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adam_wolfe
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Today I bought a good magic book by Nicholas Einhorn. It only cost me £4.99 (sorry I don't know how to convert to dollars).

It's 256 a4 (well slightly larger) pages long and full of photos of what you should see and what they should see. I recommend this book to any beginner magician. The isbn is....
1-84309-670-6
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Thank you so much for the heads-up on the book. I will try to find a copy myself. Another excellent book for any magician, is "The Amateur Magician's Handbook" by Henry Hay. This book is great for someone just starting out in magic and for the working proffesional. Smile
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As pointed out by Paul Chosse in another forum, _A Book of Magic for Young Magicians: The Secrets of Alkazar_ by Allan Zola Kronzek is a great book. It is available through Amazon or at most book sellers.

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I found the Einhorn book at Borders, in hardcover for about $30, and in softcover for only about $6.00. At the softcover price, I think this book is a good value for beginners. The pictures seem to be very helpful, and the book covers a lot of good material clearly.
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If I had to select only two books for beginners, the first would be George Anderson's Magic Digest. It's out of print, but I see it every now and then offered on ebay. Grab a copy if you can. It's packet with practical routines and is a fun read.

The second is Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic, again available often on ebay. Lots of great material, clearly laid out for the beginner (or advanced student).

Certainly it is easier to learn from a video, but you don't get the depth that comes from reading.
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I believe books are better than videos because it allows the performer to come up with a more original presentation ... with video we tend to, even if subconsciously, copy what we are watching.

I have read a lot ... I say always be reading!

You can only gain from the education....



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The Magic Book by Harry Lorayne is a great book.

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Hushai
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On 2003-06-13 07:11, Jim Snack wrote:
If I had to select only two books for beginners, the first would be George Anderson's Magic Digest.


I second that. Magic Digest is a great book. It's too bad it's out of print. Anderson's little bits of advice to the beginning magician are valuable.
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You can find Magic Digest all day long on the used book sites. As an example, just a quick type into Amazon finds 10 copies, with the lowest price being $4.95. I agree that its a good book. I still like Mark Wilson better though.
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