I am learning a lot, and actually growing from this series, unlike make magic magazines out there
mainly pulling in people for the "trick section". To the last reviewer, there is a variety of
content and specific audience(s) they try to cover, so do not let one small thing you dislike (which
is only personal opinion I might add) detract from the wonderful magazine they are writing.
They get my 5 stars. Keep'em coming Penguin! :D
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The January edition was 46 long and had essays on theory as well as effect. The February edition is
literally half the length, it had nothing on theory, and although the bit about large fruit kickers
on a cups and balls routine was interesting I was underwhelmed.
The first issue of any
series should establish the quality and quantity of information that will be upheld in all
subsequent issues. This was a noticeable step down from last month and that is disappointing to me.
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These are just ok. Would I buy one - no. This is after reading 3 of the magazines. Will I accept
a free one - absolutely. Don'y spend your money on these - at least at this time.
Very small compared to first issue. I got it free with a purchase. Wouldn't have been thrilled if I
had to pay.
A great issue from front to back! Very informative, educational and entertaining! I recommend it
Professional & slick copy. And as a free promotional booklet,what more could you ask for?
Like monthly magazine and this one is short and sweet. Free tricks and some good stories about our
The invisible thread piece is great and I would love to see more tackling of well known utility
I enjoyed the booklet that was included in my January order. Reading about
magic and it was a fun extra. Some neat tricks and some nice articles. I do have one complaint,
there was a section (don't have my copy here at the moment) which is discussing Social Magic. For
the most part I liked this bit, but there were some sections which were clearly aimed at male
magicians trying to pick up girls using magic. I thought that was in poor taste. I understand the
desire, I studied math and physics, love sci fi and Rubik's cubes. I understand. However, as an
older man now, with a lovely wife, I realize that it's confidence, not tricks, not trivia, not pick
up lines, not anything but who you are that matters. Guys, be true to yourself, value yourself for
who you are, don't apologize. That will lead you to a wonderful partner. Penguin, keep the tricks
coming, but maybe lay off the "how to get a girl" advice.
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