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Postby Relish » Oct 1st, '08, 10:30



Just a though, as most people tend to recommend RRTCM, Wilsons and Bobo's quite often, does anyone think that a review of them should be stickied into the books review section?

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Postby Mandrake » Oct 1st, '08, 10:34

Quite easy to do - any other thoughts/opinions/suggestions?

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Postby Replicant » Oct 1st, '08, 10:51

That's a good idea. Add 13 Steps while you're at it, Mandrake. ;) Oh, and Mind, Myth and Magick. Very underrated book if you ask me.

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Postby Mage Tyler » Oct 1st, '08, 12:27

Maybe just 1 stickey then with links to some of the "Must Reads"? At least it won't take up half a page of stickies.

Though, new members ignore most of the stickies as it is (I wonder if that's because there's so many in so many areas?) and anyone that's been around will know the books in question....

In the end I'm sure it'll turn into a big question about what books to include, no one will agree, and we'll all go back to plugging Mark Wilson and Bobo - maybe mentioning 13 steps to anyone that says they're interested in Mentalism...

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Postby Lady of Mystery » Oct 1st, '08, 14:18

A while ago there was a thread going where we listed what we thought were good places to start for various types of magic. I can't find it now, but I'm sure it's out there.

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Postby Lady of Mystery » Oct 1st, '08, 14:21

ah, here it is...

http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic25863.php&highlight=

perhaps we could get this going?

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Postby Mandrake » Oct 1st, '08, 14:28

So we have:
General Magic
Mark Wilson's Complete Course
Tarbell Course

Coins
Bobo's Modern Coin Magic

Cards
Royal Road to Card Magic
Card College

Ropes
Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks
Karl Fulves Self Working Rope Magic

Silks
Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic
Karl Fulves Self Working Hankie Magic

Sponges
Spongeball Took Kit

with the addition of:

"The Encyclopedia of Sleight of Hand and Magic" by Nick Einhorn


Any more for any more?

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Postby MagicBell » Oct 1st, '08, 14:58

Perhaps stick a sticky in the Introductions thread highlighting the 3 main ones as recommended starting reading and then maybe some other reading after that.

Would it be better there or in reviews?

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Postby Jobasha » Oct 1st, '08, 15:02

Could some of the other stickies go in other sections or unstickied? The scam one in miscellaneous is quite old now and would be better in the trading post anyway. Maybe a new neatened up version of "getting started in magic" in support and tips instead?

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Postby Marvell » Oct 1st, '08, 17:15

Please refer to my earlier attempt to work this out:

http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic19407. ... light=read

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Postby Ian The Magic-Ian » Oct 1st, '08, 17:35

I posted a first attempt in the Introduction but I'll probably change it a lot over the coming days.

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Postby TheAlkhemist07 » Oct 1st, '08, 18:32

To the cards section can I add the Complete Walton Vol. 1, some 'simple' but very hard hitting magic in there.

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Postby Mandrake » Oct 1st, '08, 19:31

Marvell wrote:Please refer to my earlier attempt to work this out:

Any chance you could extract and list the books here please? Same goes for anyone else who has posted a list, if we get them all here in this thread then it'll be far easier to produce a distilled list.

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Postby Marvell » Oct 1st, '08, 23:00

General Magic
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Complete Course in Magic - Mark Wilson
The Secrets of Alkazar - Kronzek

and the comprehensive (and expensive)

Tarbell Course (8 volumes) - Harlan Tarbell


Card Magic
========

The Royal Road to Card Magic - Hugard and Braue

THEN

Expert Card Technique - Hugard
and such things as
Expert at the Card Table - Erdnase
Card Control - Buckley

OR

the more comprehensive, contemporary and expensive

Card College - Giobbi


Coin Magic
========

(New) Modern Coin Magic - Bobo
then
?????????


Rope
====

The Rope Magic of Tabary vols 1 & 2 (DVD)


Magic Theory & Presentation
====================

The Secrets of Alkazar - Kronzek (also above)
Magic and Showmanship - Henning Nelms (arguable)
Strong Magic - Darwin Ortiz


Trick Compilations
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The Art of Astonishment (3 volumes) - Paul Harris
Apocalypse (4 volumes) - Harry Lorayne


Mentalism (General)
==============

Practical Mental Magic - Annemann
13 Steps to Mentalism - Corinda
then
Sleight of Mind and Geist - Harding & Nyrup
and
Mind, Myth & Magick - T.A. Waters


NLP
===
Frogs into Princes - Richard Bandler
and
?????????????
also in
Sleight of Mind - Harding & Nyrup (above also)


Stage Hypnosis
===========

Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnosis - Ormond McGill
then
Sleight of Mind - Harding & Nyrup (above also)

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Postby Ian The Magic-Ian » Oct 1st, '08, 23:06

Already added some of those Marvell.

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