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Scott B:

I’ve heard a lot of great things about Theater of the Mind by Barrie Richardson.

I don’t have Theater of the Mind yet but I’ve ordered it along with Paramiracles by Ted Lesley. Paramiracles is supposed to be another great magic book. Theaters of the Mind and Paramiracles have not arrived yet but I believe that they will also be great reads.

Until they arrive my two favorite books to read are still; Beyond Secrets by Jay Sankey and Strong Magic by Darwin that I mentioned in my above post.

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Malini and his magic. The most enjoyable book I've read.
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AoA definitely. There is a lot of humor throughout the book, and those funny stories that he puts. Check out Yogurt through Table for a humorous magic idea.
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On 2003-11-03 01:07, Ron Giesecke wrote:
Guy Hollingworth is just a wonderful writer....

Hollingsworth is also a fine artist, a sophisticated well-spoken gentleman, and a thinker. These are not qualities that I find in abundance in people under 30 in the 21st century.

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Richard's Almanac
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As "slightly" mentioned earlier:

The bio "Milo and Roger" is probably the best biography I've read in many years. Not just magic bio's, but ANY biography.
I strongly recommend that this wonderful story be read by all. As the old movie trailers tout, "You'll laugh, you'll cry" will!

Wow, what a story.
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Life and Times of Ted Annemann, Jinx, Hugard's Magic Monthly
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Chris Kenner's Out of Control
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I'll add "The Mind and Magic of David Berglas" !!!! It's truly a fabulous read. I'll ditto the Derren Brown books...very fun and provocative.
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I agree, Out of Contol and the Derren Brown books were very entertaining to read. I also enjoyed Mind, Myth ,and Magick. I laughed for an hour after I read the seance section on having a special "glow in the dark" latex suit made to fit a small monkey.

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'Seventh Heaven' by Lewis Jones. Recently acquired. A great read by one of the best brains in magic. I can thoroughly recommend this. There is some great stuff in here.
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Ditto RichHead!!!! In my opinion it is one of the best kept secrets of card magic. He truly is ingenious. Thanks Lewis...if you're out there.
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I'll put in another vote for "The Mind and Magic of David Berglas".
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I assumed the original post was looking at books on tricks as opposed to those on theory. Books on theory do, I believe, tend to flow more. So, I must add my current favorite; The Magic of Ascanio. But in the spirit of the original post, I am now working through Harry Lorraines "new" Classic Collection and am having a great time. I am normally much more of a coin guy, but am picking up tons of great stuff from this book.

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I really enjoy spending time with Pallbearer's Review. I love going through it or skipping around to different versions of an effect I'm studying. I also enjoy reading the "Babel" column and the magic gossip of that time.
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David Acer's Random Acts of Magic
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This may be obvious, but any of the collected magazines are always enjoyable to read. They're like opening a time capsule. My two favorites are The Jinx and Richard's Almanac.
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On 2005-05-14 16:42, scott b. wrote:
Theater of the Mind gets my vote hands down.


Yeh! I had forgotten about that book and the Paul Curry book "Worlds Beyond". I found both to be vey enjoyable to read and chock full of great information. I wish that all magic books were as well written and laid out.

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ANYTHING by Richard Osterlind. He's a great writer and an inspiration for all of us!
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