Next Book from Steinmeyer

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Postby Magic Newswire » 09/02/12 08:30 AM

Jim Steinmeyer discussed his next book project in a chat with CBS News entertainment and reveals that it focuses on.... Dracula! http://bit.ly/R99JM6
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/02/12 09:50 AM

It's a very very good book.
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Postby JohnCox » 09/02/12 03:38 PM

Fantastic. I look forward to this.
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Postby Matthew Field » 09/03/12 04:06 AM

I look forward to anything by Jim Steinmeyer. One of magic's greatest creators and writers.

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Postby Andres Reynoso » 09/03/12 11:21 AM

I'm obsessed with his books. And I will meet him in a month at Genii Bash :D
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Postby Bill Marquardt » 09/03/12 02:12 PM

Will it be released before Halloween?

I can hear Bela Lugosi saying, "I vant to read... your buk."
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/03/12 05:53 PM

2013.
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Postby Joe Pecore » 09/03/12 06:13 PM

Amazon says April 4, 2013 and you can pre-order now: http://www.amazon.com/Who-Was-Dracula-S ... 014242188X
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/03/12 07:23 PM

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Postby Leonard Hevia » 09/03/12 09:06 PM

This thread reminded me of a story I read in Steinmeyer's The Complete Jarrett. In late 1927, Jarrett was hired by the producers of the "Dracula" stage play to design a way to vanish Bela Lugosi directly from stage. It was a fairly simple but effective vanish that whisked Lugosi through a trapdoor and left his crumpled cape in the hands of two actors. During a performance one night, the trapdoor jammed and left Lugosi stuck halfway. A quick-witted actor improvised and said "You see, heaven won't have him, and hell doesn't want him!"
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Postby Roger M. » 09/04/12 12:22 AM

Just reading the limited blurb on Amazon, it seems Jim might be blending the factual history, theatrical bombast, and rampant fear that the average man or women might experience in an era when almost anything could kill you quickly, without warning (and likely quite painfully).

That Dracula might actually have been an amalgam of everything that the average man or women might legitimately be terrified of, brought forward by Stoker with a flourish of theatricality mixed with a healthy dose of even MORE things one could be afraid of would be a meaty read.

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