Swiss on Carney

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Postby Danny Archer » 12/20/02 05:17 PM

No that's not a new sandwich from Subway ...

I thought that JIS's review of Carney's latest tome was wonderful ... he has whet my appetite for a book from a magician who as Jamy points out, probally doesn't get as much attention as he should (but maybe he gets as mucg as he wants) ... I saw John perfom Silver and Glass at the IBM convention and if this was all that the book explained the purchase price would still be cheap ... if you haven't read the review please do so ... this promises to be a landmark book ...
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/20/02 06:51 PM

Jamy's review made me want to read that damn book really badly, but it hasn't shipped yet. Would have been nice to read it over Christmas :) .
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Postby timbrown » 12/20/02 07:10 PM

I too eagerly await the new book. It has been on order for a few weeks but John sent an order confirmation that indicated a January shipment. I wanted to read this one during the holiday break....But all is well - I highly suspect that the very heavy package that my wife put under the tree contains the two volume "Constant Fooling" set by David Regal. That should hold me for a while.

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Postby Guest » 12/20/02 11:45 PM

I second Jamy Ian Swiss opinion about carney deserves more attention that he has.
I saw him live a few years ago, and he just blew me away. Every effect was so smooth, and pure magic. He truly has some great hands.
And his thinking behind magic, is just second to none. To me he is right up there with Dai Vernon.
One of the greatest magicians of all time for sure.


Postby Glen Guldbeck » 12/21/02 12:06 PM

Very excited to receive "Secrets" in the next few weeks.

Hired Mr. Carney earlier in the year for a business convention. He absolutely KILLED with material from this book. I was blown away, but more importantly, 150 laymen couldn't stop talking about his performance for the next two days!!

John definitely knows the "Secrets" to making it work in the real world.
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Postby Guest » 12/21/02 04:49 PM

John Carney is one of my favorite magicians. He is one of the few magicians that actually is worth hyping.

Postby Todd Karr » 12/21/02 09:42 PM

I had the pleasure of proofreading John's book and it is incredible, truly a new classic. Almost every sentence has yet another amazing insight.
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Postby Frank Yuen » 12/21/02 11:04 PM

I can't wait as well! I have a sneaking suspicion the my favorite magic book will soon switch from "Carneycopia" to "Secrets".

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