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John posted this yesterday on the Genii Forum:

Hi Folks.....just now seeing this post.

I sent emails with updates to those that pre-ordered, but maybe the rest of you want to know.
There were many frustrating delays with the printing. Then once they left the printer in Michigan, they were in transit to California, when they somehow managed to lose 3 pallets of books!

Then, months ago, I ordered special boxes, to protect the books during shipping. They were coming from China in a huge shipment from my supplier. These were held up in customs, and now they still are held up in a long line of shipments to go out. They still haven’t arrived!

Instead of waiting any longer, I turned the orders over to a fulfillment house, to get them out faster…..I have hundreds of orders to process, pack, and ship....... believe me, I am very eager to get them out…. It’s a big job..... I'm about halfway through the back orders.

Richard knows the pain of the self publisher/distributor. The last 20 years of his life ended up at the bottom of the ocean.

The good news is, I have the books now, and they look great.....It's a small run, and I'm happy to say they are going fast.
Thanks for your interest.

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Foreward (David Ben).....................4
How to Read This Book..................16
Broken and Restored
I Love a Parade.............................26
Gypsy Hardwired...........................34
Coins Behaving Oddly
Time Space Coin-Tinuum................42
Between the Electrons....................60
Seeing Familiar Things in New Ways
More Ball Routine...........................70
Vanishing Birdcage Re-imagined.......88
Visual Card Magic
Four Gone...................................120
Back Home..................................142
Visual Assemblage........................156
Considering Misdirection
Ramsay Redux.............................176
Inspirations
On the Shoulders of Giants............204
Graceful Ghosts
Magnetized Wand.........................216
Leon's Haunted Dollhouse..............224
Bottled Spirits..............................246
Exploring a Classic
Caffeinated Cups and Balls.............256
Plucked From Obscurity
Looking Glass Variations................284
Handkerchief Catch.......................287
Dribble Force...............................290
Vernon Card Catch.......................294
Exquisite Isolation........................297
Card Sword.................................299
Choptricks...................................300
Puppet Card Catch.......................307
In Conclusion
Between the Lines.......................314
Study Habits...............................315


Happy, Pappy?

The book looks awesome - I thought it was going to be more like the size of Book of Secrets, but the pages are much larger than that.


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Brian, What is Gypsy Hardwired?
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Gypsy Hardwired is a version of the gypsy thread with an interesting presentational theme - the thread ties together two cups, like the old children's game of making a telephone.

I'm partway through the book and enjoying it overall. It needs one more pass from an editor, but there is no egregious errors, just a few repeated phrases. In terms of tone and content, this is the same inventive, respectful Carney we know from Book of Secrets and Carneycopia, maybe a little crankier (there are several complaints about YouTube videos and online magic, for example) but always inspirational and inspired. He goes the extra mile both in background and explanation. Carney suggests in his introduction that buyers read the whole book, even things they might not be interested in performing, and he's right. There are valuable things to learn in every chapter I've read so far.
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Gypsy Hardwired is a version of the gypsy thread with an interesting presentational theme - the thread ties together two cups, like the old children's game of making a telephone.

I'm partway through the book and enjoying it overall. It needs one more pass from an editor, but there is no egregious errors, just a few repeated phrases. In terms of tone and content, this is the same inventive, respectful Carney we know from Book of Secrets and Carneycopia, maybe a little crankier (there are several complaints about YouTube videos and online magic, for example) but always inspirational and inspired. He goes the extra mile both in background and explanation. Carney suggests in his introduction that buyers read the whole book, even things they might not be interested in performing, and he's right. There are valuable things to learn in every chapter I've read so far.
Thanks Kimura, I thought it my be a Gypsy Thread presentation.
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My copy arrived yesterday and it's a gorgeous book! The binding and quality of the photos and pages leaves nothing to be desired. Printed and bound in the United States--how refreshing to see that in a newly published magic book. Kudos to Carney and Scott Alexander for choosing to produce their books here instead of China.
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How much is cards and how much is coins and other thing
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I've yet to receive my copy here in Northern California. Where is it shipping from?

City/State?, as I have something coming this week via USPS from East Templeton, MA, but I don't know what it is.


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I've thrown out my packaging but if I recall correctly, the package originated from California.
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My copy arrived in today’s (4-13) mail. I will open it when I get home. Thank God it did not rain today, I live in Florida and book would not of survived the rain.
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Can you tell me how much of the book is on cards and how much is coins or something else? There are no information anywhere

Thanks
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Can you tell me how much of the book is on cards and how much is coins or something else? There are no information anywhere

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Still waiting on my copy, but when it arrives I'll reply to your request!
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Can you tell me how much of the book is on cards and how much is coins or something else? There are no information anywhere

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Pablo, this will help:

https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/2442

The book has a nice mix of effects, which is something I like about it.
Cards, Coins, Gypsy Thread, Torn & Restored Paper, Cups and Balls, Mora Balls, Vanishing Bird Cage, etc.
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You'll have to wait a few days for this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZZpDjXrW1M
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Fantastic book--the book of the year (so far). I can't imagine anyone being disappointed.
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I love John's work. I think he's a brilliant magician and I've studied some of his past works but I'm having a hard time with this book. I'm trying to learn the routine, "Back Home". This is a wonderful routine, performed magnificently by the late Fred Kaps. On page 145 where John describes the 'Handling of a Double Card'. I've read that last paragraph with cards in hands at least a dozen times and I still cannot figure out the description. The photos on the following page (146) are not helping. Personally I find the photos in this book to be too small. Is anyone working on this routine? Were you able to understand this description? Thanks.





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I love John's work. I think he's a brilliant magician and I've studied some of his past works but I'm having a hard time with this book. I'm trying to learn the routine, "Back Home". This is a wonderful routine, performed magnificently by the late Fred Kaps. On page 145 where John describes the 'Handling of a Double Card'. I've read that last paragraph with cards in hands at least a dozen times and I still cannot figure out the description. The photos on the following page (146) are not helping. Personally I find the photos in this book to be too small. Is anyone working on this routine? Were you able to understand this description? Thanks.


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I have to agree that the description here is confusing - but this is simply a Stuart Gordon-style double turnover. Took me a while to figure it out too.
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Thank you Motown, I will watch the review in youtube and will make a decision afterwards. I like Carney a lot, but I don't want more cards' books, I have too much already that I am not reading to just add more.

If it is a more balance book, I will get it for sure

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On Apr 16, 2021, mrmagik68 wrote:
I love John's work. I think he's a brilliant magician and I've studied some of his past works but I'm having a hard time with this book. I'm trying to learn the routine, "Back Home". This is a wonderful routine, performed magnificently by the late Fred Kaps. On page 145 where John describes the 'Handling of a Double Card'. I've read that last paragraph with cards in hands at least a dozen times and I still cannot figure out the description. The photos on the following page (146) are not helping. Personally I find the photos in this book to be too small. Is anyone working on this routine? Were you able to understand this description? Thanks.


Roberto


I have to agree that the description here is confusing - but this is simply a Stuart Gordon-style double turnover. Took me a while to figure it out too.



Thank you Kimura! I thought I was the only one. I really want to learn this routine and I'm already thinking of a possible presentation for it. I will look up the Stuart Gordon turn over. I'm sure I've seen it before but I don't think I've ever used it. Thanks again!



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Here are a few books you can find the Stuart Gordon turn over:

The Magic of Ascanio - Studies of Card Magic Part Two by Jesus Etcheverry.......pg 223
Enchantments by Westley James...........................................................................pg 164
Smooth Operations by Kevin Ho.............................................................................pg 8
Reflections by Helder Guimaraes............................................................................pg 64
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Here are a few books you can find the Stuart Gordon turn over:

The Magic of Ascanio - Studies of Card Magic Part Two by Jesus Etcheverry.......pg 223
Enchantments by Westley James...........................................................................pg 164
Smooth Operations by Kevin Ho.............................................................................pg 8
Reflections by Helder Guimaraes............................................................................pg 64




Darn! None of which I have lol. I think Ortiz teaches it one of his books. I'll take a look tomorrow. But thanks for the list!



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