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On 2010-05-23 14:42, Zebaztian wrote:
Sleight of hand is a mean, not an end. That's very tru. But if you are looking for info about self working tricks, and you end up with a book on sleight of hand, then you are not very happy. Of course sleight of hand is very handy, but a question about which self working book is the best, is not answered with a statement that sleight of hand works very well. But well, thanks for the suggestions.


The question was answered, but, I also addressed the claim that "Roberto Giobbi is about sleight of hand" which is patently inaccurate.

Others and I have been providing excellent sources to the OP's question.

Ahimsa,
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I agree, Vlad.
Zebaztian, I guess I should have asked this in my post just above, but it seems you feel the thread has either gone off-topic or hasn't been properly addressed. Am I right, or am I missing something?

Just asking is all.
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I felt the thread going the wrong way: from 'what's a good book on self working card tricks' to a kind of 'are self working card tricks a good way to perform magic'.
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Both topics are interesting, but they deserve their own discussion.
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Scarne!
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On 2010-05-22 12:27, Zebaztian wrote:
And the Giobbi 'lightest' can be done with your hands on your back?

Lol, who knows. I can't say anything about it, having not yet bought it.
There's a thread on Lightest, however, here
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......m=110&10
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The Last Word On Cards- Rufus Steele

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The Last Word On Cards- Rufus Steele

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I know. Sorry Doc, I couldn't resist. I bite my tongue on most of these types of threads. I'll slither back into the shadows now.

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No one mentioned Stack Attack by Lew Brooks. Very good & easy to do stuff in there.
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On 2010-05-24 04:00, Zebaztian wrote:
I felt the thread going the wrong way: from 'what's a good book on self working card tricks' to a kind of 'are self working card tricks a good way to perform magic'.


Vlad and I have exchanged complementary views on this topic in another post.
I long for the day when devotees of the pasteboards can share their passions without the regrettable "upstairs/downstairs" rift that separates the discipline. We have all too often seen a brilliant technical purist bore an audience to the point of brain-freeze; and we have all seen a "self-worker" in the hands of a massively talented entertainer that renders the audience awe-struck. The common denominator here is our love of playing cards and all that we can do with them. As the bard once wrote, “Let me not to marriage of true minds admit impediments.”
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Chiming back in with yet another two suggestions:

"The Annihilation Deck" by Cameron Francis - SOOOOOOOOOOOO strong

"Up the Ante" by Martyn Smith (the Café's own Captainsmiffy)

Nary a sleight in either yet both with such an explosion of spectator neurons you will chuckle with such Mephistophelean glee.

Panlives,

I love how you end many of your posts with classic prose. It makes me smile. Keep it up!

Ahimsa, as we row forward ceaselessly into the past,
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Sorry to bump this thread but a friend told me to get Scarne on Crad Tricks and I think it's a great book!
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No one should underestimate "Scarne on Card Tricks" on the assumption that it is old, stale or no longer relevant.

This book has some truly ingenious thinking and more than a few scorchers.
"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
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Agreed. And now that I've downloaded it to my Nook, I can take it with me wherever I go!
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