I question that. He wouldn't know a good magic book even if it was tossed in his topit.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Silly Walter is a smart fellow
Exactly. One of the overlooked properties of this book is how well it props up the short leg of my card table. It's roughly the width of 3 packets of Sweet and Low.Originally posted by Brandon Burton:
does that mean that you don't think this book is as good as the hype that surrounded its release?
No doubt he can handle a deck of cards but I don't think I want to see the performance of the material. I mean, if I didn't like the script for Police Academy 8, I probably will not see the movie even if Tom Cruise is playing the role of Cadet Eugene Tackleberry. Can you dig it?Originally posted by castawaydave:
I guarantee that if you get to see Aaron do the material, you won't think it's over-rated! That guy can handle a deck of cards.
If you got a big **** over the stuff in Paper Engine, I think you will love the trick in my upcoming ebook where I pretend to pull my thumb off but I really don't. Also, I have a spelling trick, an ungaffed handling of the linking rings, some mentalism and a word search. It's called Silly Walter 69.Originally posted by castawaydave:
What a cute, sassy, petulant little provocaeur! What a breath of fresh air! Where can I purchase your book? I look forward to being wowed by your original material! :) :eek: :p
Hi Jeff. I am so sorry the Magic Cafe' is down but please be quiet, the adults are talking. Thanks.Originally posted by Jeff Eline:
I question that. He wouldn't know a good magic book even if it was tossed in his topit. [/b]Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
[b] Silly Walter is a smart fellow
Fair enough:Originally posted by Jeff Eline:
Just like Mr. Bear tried to ruined the Cafe, he's trying to do it here too. Well I for one won't stand for. I'm ignoring the 800 lb bear in the corning and will simply stick to the topic at hand... The Paper Engine.
Top three tricks? Anyone?
Originally posted by Nathan Coe Marsh:
Now, I should be clear that I am not saying the tricks that are included are not commercial. I haven't read the book in years, and when I read it I did not have any significant professional experience...so I wasn't in a position to judge then...
How can you expound on the technical design of card magic if you don't know how to consistently construct (design) a commercial (entertaining and practical) effect?I'm saying that the book was not written or advertised as a collection of material designed to be commercial, but as a work about the technical design of sleight-of-hand...and it should be judged by how well it accomplished what it was trying to accomplish
Exactly. Vive la difference!Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Everyone's entitled to their opinion, and Joe is entitled to his. Fortunately for Aaron, most book buyers feel otherwise.
Worst analogy ever.Originally posted by Nathan Coe Marsh:
The "I didn't find the routines commercial" criticism is a very strange criticism for this book. It's like complaining that Miracle on 34th Street wasn't scary.
My attitude and interpersonal skills are awesome. Don't take it personally or me seriously. That's great that others liked the book and I like it when people voice their opinions why or why not. I don't agree with what others have said but that's OK. At least the people that post on this forum are willing to stand up and give a reason as to why they like something. Nathan Coe Marsh even stated that it has been a while since he has read the book so perhaps this discussion made him go back to his library, go through the book again and either confirm or change his opinion. It's all good.Originally posted by Carlos the Great:
Good for you having an opinion, we all have them. I personally think your attitude and interpersonal skills are a bit lacking but I appreciate honest feedback.
Same genre? Do you want me to recommend another crappy card book? If so, how about Tricks of the Imagination or Marlo Without Tears?Originally posted by Carlos the Great:
Which book of the same genre would you recommend then? Thanks and I hope everybody has a great day!
It's all good Dave and you seem like a good sport. You really should pick up Close Up Card Magic if you haven't done so. Harry might even sign it for you.Originally posted by castawaydave:
Sir--your last two posts have made me regret my over-the-top b.s. above. You obviously know your stuff.