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Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby Magic Newswire » September 2nd, 2012, 8:30 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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Re: Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 2nd, 2012, 9:50 am

It's a very very good book.
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Re: Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby JohnCox » September 2nd, 2012, 3:38 pm

Fantastic. I look forward to this.
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Re: Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby Matthew Field » September 3rd, 2012, 4:06 am

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

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Re: Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby Andres Reynoso » September 3rd, 2012, 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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Re: Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby Bill Marquardt » September 3rd, 2012, 2:12 pm

Will it be released before Halloween?

I can hear Bela Lugosi saying, "I vant to read... your buk."

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Re: Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 3rd, 2012, 5:53 pm

2013.
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Re: Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby Joe Pecore » September 3rd, 2012, 6:13 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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Re: Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 3rd, 2012, 7:23 pm

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Re: Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby Leonard Hevia » September 3rd, 2012, 9:06 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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Re: Next Book from Steinmeyer

Postby Roger M. » September 4th, 2012, 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.

Jim's books are routinely some of the finest reads available on any subject matter.


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