Originally posted by John Blaze:
i think the new eugene burger book is GREAT. however that is mainly becasue at the time he wrote those little booklets, i think was a time when he actually had something to say. performance of, and experience of, are also good, but i think he gets a bit tiresome in some of his magazine articles. i mean, i know he is very respected, and with good reason, but take a break for a while. a lot of magic IS IN THE DOING.
I must say I couldn't disagree more. Mr. Burger's column is frequently the first thing I read straight through. Just because he isn't offering tricks and/or specific "do it this way" kinds of advice does not make his column less valuable.
What he is talking about in the articles is all about making some sense of the "doing" we do when we perform magic.
I for one think he still has quite a lot to say.