As a working professional (I specialize in card magic) for 8 years, this is truly the fundamental (and advanced) perfect book for any magician of any level.
Covering moves from bottom deals, side steals, flourishes, all the way to self-working tricks, and ace assemblies, this book is pretty much the bible of close-up card magic.
And the best part is, it's only $13.95!!!
Some magicians nowadays buy single trick DVD's for $25+, but think about it for a second- a book loaded with a lifetime full of magic to master, and explained in detail (with pictures) so clearly, for only $13.95! What is the better value there?
The book is definitely a must-have for every close-up card magician.
For those of you who think it's for beginners- think again. There are many advanced tricks that Vernon even contributed, and that will take many years to master and perform smoothly. The ideas and advice in the book are ingenious and so valuable.
I cannot recommend this book enough. It is definitely worth 3 times it's weight...in gold.
A few of my favorite tricks that I perform regularly (and get great reactions from) are:
-Dai Vernon Mental Force
-Five Card Royale
-You see? Harold Lloyd
-Think of a Card - Paul Rosni
-Lazy man's card to pocket
And many more (the list would go on and on...)!
Generally, I put a post-it note on tricks that are really phenomenal in magic books, but if I did that in this book, the book would have a post-it on almost every page!
Out of all the items a magician should have, this is the number 1 on that list, without a doubt.
Buy it! You will not regret it. And if you do, send it to me, and I'll give you the $14 back
I don't mind adding a 5th copy of the book to my collection