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Magic Rik
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Hi all

One of the news feeds I read is BBC.com and today there was a "promo / clip" for some guy (Alex Stone) who has written a book called "Fooling Houdini"

I have no affiliation with the guy, the book or BBC - I just thought it was neat.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18529372
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The Amazing Pog
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Looks very interesting, but I'm worried this could be big time exposure. I'm not sure what's in his book, or where the line is drawn between teaching and exposure, but the blurb beneath the vid said something about critics ... Anyone know more?
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This book is being promoted quite a bit. The reviews was magicians have not been good.
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The reviews *from
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The Amazing Pog
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Just read the scientific American blog on this book. Oh my! This will end in tears ...
'One of the safest ways to make a good performance is to have tricks which work so easily, that mechanics can be forgotten and every attention devoted to presentation' - Corinda
Richard L.
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Here is Ricky Jay's review of the book:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424......news_wsj
motown
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Give'm hell Ricky.
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If anyone knows Mr Jay perhaps he could be asked to put this review on Amazon in the UK and US?
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Mr. Jay is just a great writer. It's wonderful to have someone with the actual knowledge of magic history to write a review like this.
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