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Good Afternoon from Toronto...

First time ordering at the Café...

anyways, what are your thoughts on Drawing Room Deceptions by Hollingworth. (i did do a search but came with pretty much nothign. so if this has been discussed before i apologize.) In your opinion, is there any pros and cons with this book, anything useless or impractical, anything gold,... etc.

I have been told that it is pretty good but i have bought books in past times which were highly recommended and they have ended up as firewood, so i humbly ask for your honest opinion.

Apologies and Appreciation,
///AMG Mushroom

and yes, i would like fries with that... Smile
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Great book, but VERY difficult material. Be prepared to work hard. That said, the effort required is worth every minute. Smile
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Unbelievable material. Most is worth the effort necessary to perform it properly. Pay close attention to everything, as there are absolute gems that are somewhat hidden...
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Does anyone know where I can get more information on what effects, moves etc are covered in Drawing Room Deceptions? Thanks.
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The rest of the site is wonderful, too. The table of contents of quite a few great books are listed.
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It is great book and has sime wonder full routines. The bad thing is that most of the material in book is very difficult and they are much easier to learn from Hollingworth video London Collection and Routines. Also many routines has to be seen to truly apreciate them. Still book contains some gems that are not on the videos. In my opinion Hollingworths triumph is worth the price of the book and videos alone. I use it all the time and it kills.
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The first chapter which is several routines using a move he calls the Optical Alignment is really good. It contains several really wonderful routines.My favourite routine in the book is The Cassandra Quandary, which is brilliant, but requires you to make a gaff. I found making this a real problem.
Brilliant book, and soon to be out of print, so get one soon!
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The best part of teh book is definitely Reformation. The entire last chapter is devoted to it... that speaks a lot for the effect.
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IN my opinion is an icredible book TO READ, I meant I enjoyed a lot with his thought but I am afraid that it is some kind of magic that I could learn BUT I will never perform. For me, it's magic for study.
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I got all materials from Guy Hollingworth, & I got the Drawing Room Deceptions last week.

One of point I would like to say is that I really regret not start magic a few years earlier so that I have a chance to get his FISM notes, as well as the rare and limited edition of Reformation instruction video.

Guy is definitely one of the best card magician in UK. If you feel that your magic videos that you used to watch do not give you that 'magical' feeling, I strongly advise you to get Guy's material. You will not be disappointed when you watched his performance.

One thing is true that his materials are not for beginners. However, we are magicians and we are the one who perform magic that beginners not be able to do.
Most memorable moment - with Maestro Juan Tamariz & Consuelo Lorgia in FISM Busan 2018.

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Torn and Restored card is worth the price of the book.
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Yeah, Reformation is worth it.

Hollingworth is a genius. But extremely modest, down to earth and he addresses some very interesting issues in the book.
Its also fun to read how he got started in magic and how he considers himself more a hobbyist than a performer.

He even calls himself "inexperienced" after conducting lots of seminars/lectures and appearing on World's Greatest Magic. Smile

All I'm saying is, I think it makes for a better read if the author doesn't carry an air of superiority with him even if the material is VERY advanced.
Just my 2 cents.
I would, however contest that there is in REALITY very little pportunity to perform what could actually be termed "close-up" magic.
- Guy Hollingworth
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From what I hear, his torn and restored card at the very end is awesome !
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This book is amazing.
Very well written with humor and excellent move. It's not easy but the work worth it. The trick are really good and the reading isn't boring due to the nice way of speaking of hollingwoth. There is plenty of drawing wich make the understanding much more easy.
Every Guy's material are top notch.
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Hmmm, no postings since 2003 but I just had to let everyone not in the know that the book has been republished and is still available. Saw his performance on a friends old copy of Worlds Greatest and WAS BLOWN AWAY! Yeah you need to work for it but the effects just seem like P.F.M! Anyone help me track down a retailer for his Routines VHS?!?!
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You may also have a look at
Drawing room deception is also available in spanish by Paginas publisher (Enganos de Salon)
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Thanks for the leads folks!
"...let us now rejoin our foolish friends and commence the book properly." G.H.
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It's 2014 already! And I just purchased a copy!
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I picked this book up about 3 years ago from a friend. It has got some VERY advanced material in it and is definitely not for the beginner. Some REALLY strong stuff in this book however, and it is BY FAR, the nicest looking magic book I own (not that it should matter what the book looks like, but just had to throw that out there).
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