This may be moot since a book is on hold, but...
Would there be much value in a Bill Malone book of tricks?
His talent is his wonderful wit, style and presentation. Of course, he has tremendous technical ability too.
However, Malone has said that he rarely invents tricks and sleights. Rather he nuances existing ones to his own style and purposes. The "style" issue is difficult to capture in a book.
Would the book be more along the lines of the Mullica book or perhaps one of the Tamariz books on presentation? That would be useful.
I hope it would not just be a series of tricks that Malone uses because I feel that would be of limited value.
It would be great if the book could impart ideas on how to develop comedic routines or a winning presentational style. Otherwise what is the use of another book of tricks (other than a historical chronicle of the work of a presentational genius...which if well done is a pretty good reason)?
Just wondering... :)