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Dr. JK
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This book was one of the first "serious" card books I bought, and I've always loved all the magic in it. Pound for pound, it may just be one of the best card magic books ever published, and that's serious considering the volume of work out there!

While there are tons of great tricks, Dave's Game has always been one of my favorites: easy-to-do, interesting plot, neat props (as Eugene Burger said, if you want to get someone's attention, bring out money or talk about gambling). What are some of your favorite tricks from this book?

Here's a clip of me performing Dave's Game with my kids - enjoy!

- Jeff Kowalk, The Psychic CPA
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Great stuff Jeff! And you're right, it is very good book.
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Dear Mr. Fantasy and High Caliber are two of my favorite books by Bannon.
Thumbs Up on this one!
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On May 15, 2020, magicfish wrote:
Great stuff Jeff! And you're right, it is very good book.

I'll second that!
Here's a vote for Origami Poker.
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That's a great book. Back in my younger days someone showed me "dawn patrol" and I immediately loved it. And while assemblies have never really been my favorite thing, I've always enjoyed Interrobang Aces, also.
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My fist magic book was Bannon's,"Immpossibilia". I love card tricks, but also like to add variety to my close-up performances. The magicians I hung out with back then and the magic clubs I joined all seemd to focus on card magic.

When I leafed through Impossibilia at the local magic shop and saw effects that included using cups and balls, ring and string, coins, and flash paper...it was an instant purchase. Play it Straight Triumph and Shriek of the Mutilated are still part of my performances to this day.

I obtained, "Dear Mr. Fantasty" at Denny and Lee's the week Denny added it to his shelves. Bannon morphed pretty much into a 100% card guy since his earlier days, but his approach to card magic fits my style perfectly. Bullet Train and Dead Reckoning are favorites off the top of my head,but I'm about to look through it now and I'm sure I ll be reminded of so many others worthy of being shared with my students this week during our Googlemeets time!
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I love playing around with Degrees of Freedom... so many alternate implementations... and it still amazes me every time I do it.
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One more thing to like this book, the title is the same as the opening song of Marvel's Avengers - Endgame.

DMF is the book I recommend most to all magicians regardless their level in magic, along with many other great books as well.

Thank you.
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I became aware of this book because I read a discussion of "Power of Poker". Fortunately I was able to get hold of a hardcover copy. A fantastic book - my favorite is "Degrees of Freedom" (this one fools yourself).
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I became aware of this book because I read a discussion of "Power of Poker". Fortunately I was able to get hold of a hardcover copy. A fantastic book - my favorite is "Degrees of Freedom" (this one fools yourself).

There are several tricks in the book that fool yourself - enjoy your journey!!
- Jeff Kowalk, The Psychic CPA
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