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mrmuggles
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Hello all!
I'd like to know if there is a good magic book that doesn't talk about sleights nor tricks. I'd like to read something on the bus, so I can't really practice with a deck of cards etc. Maybe a book about history of magic or on some subjects like misdirection, how to make a great magic show... any idea welcome!

Thank you (and sorry for my english, it's not my 1st language)
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Gary kurtz - leading with your head is a very nice one,

maybe the magic and meaning book from eugene burger (haven't read it myself), or the book by Darwen Ortiz (strong magic I believe?)

good luck
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MrMuggles, the first book I ever read about magic is now out of print, but you can still find it if you look around the Internet. It's called "Dunninger's Enclyclopedia of Magic" and includes wonderful little secrets about all kinds of magic from closeup to parlor to stage performances. It gives great insight as to the world of magic and conjuring in the early days and gives examples of effects that are used even today. You'll only be able to find a used one, but in any condition I highly recommend it for a beginner, which I still am, by the way. You can read it on the bus or train to while away the commute and when work is done, you can get back home to try some of the stuff in Dunninger's. Great book. Best, Bob
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Maximum Entertainer - Ken Weber
here
http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1258
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On 2010-06-08 04:27, riomaarikado wrote:
Maximum Entertainer - Ken Weber
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http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1258

YES.... This one is the best choice....
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Fitzkee Trilogy.
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Derren brown - absolute magic is also very nice and I consider it essential
"The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what" A.
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Thank you all for you suggestions!
Anybody tried to order from penguin magic from Canada? Is there custom fees + shipping fees? I can't seems to find any of those books here Smile
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Maximum Entertainment, and The Fitzkee Trilogy are very good. Also... Strong Magic, and Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz. Also... The Structural Conception of Magic, by Ascanio. Also... Magic By Design, by John Carney. Also... well, you get the idea. Plenty of "no trick" books to enjoy, and I commend you for seeking them out.
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Card College no. 2 has a great section on magic theory.
It is in the line of Ascanio, just much easier to read.
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Penguinmagic displays the shipping cost when you proceed to checkout. Customs fees vary from country to country, but I doubt books are charged any .


-octave
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The ostrich factor, is a great book I have heard. Search in the Café and you get to know
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Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms - Absolutely fantastic, a complete no-brainer.. If you want to take your magic from merely showing a few tricks to something else, you need this Smile

I still haven't finished it myself actually - too much other reading for university, but what I've read so far.. priceless.
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Thank you all for your suggestions! I bought Maximum entertainer on ebay and I made an order on penguin magic for Strong Magic. I already have Magic and Showmanship, great book indeed!

I'll come back here after my 2 next books! Smile
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On 2010-06-08 00:07, mrmuggles wrote:
Hello all!
I'd like to know if there is a good magic book that doesn't talk about sleights nor tricks. I'd like to read something on the bus, so I can't really practice with a deck of cards etc. Maybe a book about history of magic or on some subjects like misdirection, how to make a great magic show... any idea welcome!

Thank you (and sorry for my english, it's not my 1st language)


Um... Harry Potter?
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I know its not a type of book that you ask for but Richard Turners book Re-Deal is a great book. I been reading it the last few days and cant put it down. Its a great fiction book.

Now Darwins book Strong Magic is great. Very thought provoking

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Tamariz - 5 points.

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Read this one: Hiding the Elephant - Jim Steinmeyer

BTW- I have the Dunniger Book mentioned above for $6.00 -- great hardcover book, fun to look through. Price excludes shipping.
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Bhayankaran,
Thank you for mentioning my book, The Ostrich Factor. I do appreciate it!

Best regards,
Gerald
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The Ostrich Factor is a must read. You might also try Scripting Magic by Pete McCabe.
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