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Christopher Williams
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Can someone answer the initial post about Killer Magic? I have the books and they are HUGE, but as with a lot of books, sometimes I buy them as collectors items, or, I don't have time to read through everything. Are there any KILLER routines? Ive seen lots of small little bits of pieces, nothing that overly stands out as an 'OMG, How in the world' type routine. Im just asking if there is atleast one routine everyone says 'Learn that one!'
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I can sum up Apocalypse in one word, "FANTASTIC". If you have any reservations don't buy them but you will be missing out on items that Harry Lorayne thought deserved to be in a publication like this, he never used filler in Apocalypse. I have all 4 volumes and all are on my list of favorites, and I have over 900 magic books currently.
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You should ichard's Almanac. I like it better and you get to read about the beginning and end of Harry's and Kaufman's partnership. Quite interesting...
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Rennie, I completely agree with you. These are the four books I will never part with.

Christopher,
There's so much incredible material between the covers of each of these volumes, it would be tough to call out any small selection without neglecting to mention so many others. Apocalypse came straight out of the gate with Paul Harris' Interlaced Vanish in issue #1 and just got better and better with age. Year one, alone, gave us:
Interlaced Vanish (Paul Harris)
The Two Card Trick (Bro. John Hamman)
Keno mental (Looy Simonoff)
Hole Card (Trevor Lewis) -- you'd be surprised how much of a fooler I've found this one to be, even if you might argue that it's more coin than card.
Noah's Mix Up (Gene Castillon) -- it's worth making the cards for. If you are fortunate enough to have the original vol. 1, issue 5 you already have the insert that came with it, making the task a bit simpler.
Hi-Ho Silveroon (Ken Krenzel)
Contingency Aces (Jon Racherbaumer & Robert Walker)
And that barely scratches the surface of the first year, let alone twenty phenomenal years of A-list material.

ixnay66,
Richard's Almanac is, indeed, a very good book but IMHO it is not in the same league with Apocalypse. Even so... to each their own. Smile
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