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"Reinventing The Real is the best and most exciting book on close-up magic I've read in a long time. In it Tyler Wilson shows himself wonderfully inventive, a serious student of his craft and very funny. The only fault this book has is that I'm not publishing it.”
- Stephen Minch

“There are very few magic books that make me laugh on purpose. This one did. I have not met Mr. Wilson, but it is clear that he is impressively well read, and threateningly clever. Had I not read it first, this material would have fooled me. Thus, I’d probably find it difficult to like him."
- Max Maven

"Wow! Reinventing The Real has so much variety it could have been called Kamasutricks. The book is an inspiring read. It's full of unique presentations, methods, and strong effects. Make room on your bookshelf and get ready to add to your repertoire."
- Ray Kosby

“Reinventing The Real is a well-written and well-produced book with great magic, solid methods, terrific presentations and spot on references and credits.”
- Jason England

Do you hate trying to learn a trick, only to come across vague statements such as, "Patter to the audience while you perform the next seven moves..." or, "This extensive setup can be arranged while you toy with the deck..."?

So do we. That's why Reinventing The Real leaves nothing up to guesswork. Each routine is fully scripted with humorous, compelling presentations, along with meticulous technical details describing exactly how to get in, get out, and get the most of each routine.

Ever wanted to do a color change with your mouth? Ever wanted to make ink appear, vanish, and move around on a deck with no cover and in slooow moootion?

Tyler Wilson is hailed as a creative genius, consulting with some of magic’s hottest names. He knows how to fool you, and he’s got the chops to back it up. Penguin is excited to bring you his latest book, Reinventing The Real. This is groundbreaking material. No stone has been left unturned; not only are new plots and new methods taught, but in fact, new principles! Rarely has so much innovation been packed between two covers.

The moment you get this book, you'll be in awe. It's gorgeous, with some of the highest production values available. It's even been said about the quality, "The only way for there to be a collectors edition of Reinventing The Real would be to release a new version with inferior quality, and then start calling the current one the collectors edition."*

Once you get past the physical allure, you'll start to appreciate the inner beauty. The material isn't like that which you find in other books. It's not just minor variation after minor variation. It's refreshing, original, deeply-fooling magic. Tyler Wilson is driving magic forward. Hop in shotgun, and come along for the ride.

* Rich Aviles on The Second Deal forum

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 26th, 2012
In magic, it's rare that something comes out that's truly different. Moves are based on other moves, magic books always look like cookbooks... Reinventing the Real is truly different, and it's a GREAT thing.

Out of the hundreds of books I own (not just magic), Reinventing the Real is easily THE best designed. If this book had no magic, I'd buy it just to look at. It's THAT pretty.

More importantly, the material is some of the funniest, most original magic that I've ever seen. I own thousands of magic products, and this material is right up there with the best I've ever seen. Containing completely original sleights and tricks, there are VERY few books that can compare to the sheer volume of genius held between these two beautiful covers.

I can not recommend this more highly.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 26th, 2012
Reinventing the Real changed the way I think about the magic I perform. This book has sparked creativity, made me laugh,and has made me want to perform magic. A few of my favorite Items:

Ipod Shuffle: Not a trick, but a really cool triumph shuffle that is similar in nature to a zarrow shuffle. I use this in my triumph routine.

Schlorange: A true stunner. This is a great card trick to perform, espescially as an opener. Note: pretty difficult.

Hippo.....phobia: A spelling trick that's actually entertaining! As a bonus, you also produce 4 aces as a kicker. This is awesome! Hilarious routine.

Running Man: A really cool, fun, and entertaining anniversary waltz done with no gimmicks. I like this one.

Winona Ryder Trick: This is a supercharged, amazing multiple selection routine. This is a great closer and it gets everyone involved. Note:Extremely difficult (# of sleights this trick has in in the 3 digits. I am not kidding. still a great trick, though.)

*69: A great, hilarious trick w/ a memorized deck involving the game of telephone! Note: See the invisible deck handling in the afterthoughts section. Genius.

This is a great book. There are great tricks with cards, coins, rubber bands, envelopes, and creamers.I also appreciated the extremely detailed crediting and the fully detailed script. It shows us that Tyler is very dedicated to our craft. More importantly, the book makes you think about the magic you perform and inspires you to be a better magician.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 2nd, 2012
Well, I had high expectations for this book but ended up very disappointed.

First I will list the pros vs other books: the illustrations are laid out nice showing spectator views as well as your veiw.

Other than the fact that I liked the general layout there was nothing interesting to be found. This had to be the most boring book that I own, I was not inspired at all. I purchased this because it was supposed to be different , revolutionary, inspiring and fresh! I really feel awful for buying this book but as I have read many others loved it. It's not a beginners book but it is full of stuff that you probably know as far as sleights go and there is no real improvement on anything. There are a ton of credits which is why most of us already know the sleights. As for fresh patter goes it is just cheesy, I really wish I could find another positive thing to say about this but I cannot.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 4th, 2012
I would suggest this for the intermediate card magician. You'll be expected to know the more common sleights. There's even material on memorized card work--so you might want to know a stack.

There are some workers and some interesting effects in here. The patter that's provided is also very funny. But how about a very quick snippet?

The idea of using a marked edge to make vanishes, appearances, and transpositions happen is worth the price of admission alone. I am of the mindset that tricks are not necessarily what makes or breaks a book/DVD...it's the principles that can transform your toolbox.
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