Originally posted by silverking:
I gotta say that the new Brother John reprint (just arrived today) is something else!
I'm completely taken by some of the material in this book.
This is one fine volume.
I envy you the experience of exploring the material for the first time. I got the Hamman book some years ago -- I hadn't given up magic, but I'd been away from it for some time. Maybe that's why the book had such a big impact on me, or maybe it's the quality of the material and the excellence of the writing -- probably both. Either way, it got my creative juices flowing again in a big way and put magic back into the forefront of my thoughts. It remains my favorite Kaufman book as well as one of my favorite card books. Now if I could just get the Multiplying Kings to look the way I want...