Teller review of Rise of the Indian Rope Trick

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Postby Guest » 02/14/05 07:56 AM

The NY Times Book Review on Sunday, February 13th, carried a piece by Teller on Peter Lamont's book "The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick." I'm intrigued to read the book after having read Teller's entertaining and very well-written review. In the review, Teller relates some of the history of this hoax. Have any Forum members read the book?

Postby magicam » 02/14/05 08:36 AM

Andy, the book is also very entertaining. Peter Lamont has an irreverent and humorous writing style, yet if his research notes (at the back of the book a very nice thing for historians) are any indication, he put in a lot of work and approached his subject seriously. As magic histories go, this is one of the funniest written, IMHO. Clay
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Postby Guest » 02/14/05 01:16 PM

Clay, thanks for the info. I'll look forward to reading it. Did you get a chance to see Teller's review? It's probably still available on the NYT website.

Postby Guest » 02/14/05 02:43 PM

For anyone interested, here's the URL of the Teller review in the NY Times.

Teller NY Times review

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