Teller review of Rise of the Indian Rope Trick

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Teller review of Rise of the Indian Rope Trick

Postby Guest » February 14th, 2005, 6:56 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?

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Re: Teller review of Rise of the Indian Rope Trick

Postby magicam » February 14th, 2005, 7:36 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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Re: Teller review of Rise of the Indian Rope Trick

Postby Guest » February 14th, 2005, 12:16 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.

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Re: Teller review of Rise of the Indian Rope Trick

Postby Guest » February 14th, 2005, 1:43 pm

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

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