Kaufman & Co.'s Most Underrated Book

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Postby Matthew Field » 07/23/01 09:19 AM

Ryan Matney suggested:

>>We could do another topic here on what you think is Kaufman and Company's most under-rated book. <<

My answer would be "Secrets Draun from Underground" by Richard Kaufman, devoted to the magic of Steve Draun. A spectacular book. Followed by the Harry Riser book and the first Ibidem collection.

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Postby Jerry Harrell » 07/25/01 01:32 PM

Depends on what you mean by under-rated. You mean NOW? There are a number of books in the Kaufman catalog that may have been praised on release, but will be looked back on in fifty or a hundred years as being groundbreaking, like Eugene Burger's booklets from the 80's, Mastering The Art of Magic. I predict The Book, Or Don't Forget to Point will be rediscovered and spawn a whole new school of thought. And those magnificent slipcased reprints of Mahatma and Stanyon's Magic will be highly treasured.
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Postby Michael Edwards » 07/25/01 02:12 PM

No need to wait 50 to 100 years. I treasure these volumes now.

Originally posted by Jerry Harrell:
And those magnificent slipcased reprints of Mahatma and Stanyon's Magic will be highly treasured.
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Postby Guest » 07/25/01 04:49 PM

I agree with Matt about "Secrets Draun from the Underground". Steve Draun's Fan Peak is worth the price of the book. This book has much to offer.
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Postby Raj Madhok » 07/25/01 11:38 PM

Draun's Fan Peek (originally published in Apocalypse as "Spectator Challenge Peek" if I remember correctly) is the one card sleight I would take if banished to a desert island. You leave the impression you've read the spectator's mind without pumping or looking at the cards! And it's 100% sure-fire with a completely fair selection, unlike a classic force, mental fan force, or riffle force. Religions have been started on less...
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