Originally posted by Matthew Field:
I just finished Germain the Wizard and Teller deserves some kind of award for his stupendous Afterword.
I will second that! I skipped to the end and read it first, but I'm back on schedule now. I also enjoyed David Ben's remarks, and the CD is incredible.
Also on the magic side, I've been rereading David Ben's lecture notes – three times so far (many thanks to Lisa Cousins for letting us know that Michael Canick had some copies for sale).
On the magic/fiction side, I just picked up a copy of We're Off to See the Killer
by William Murray. This one of the series is dedicated to Michael Skinner.
On the non-magic side, I recently finished The Resurrection of the Shroud
by Mark Antonacci. It's a fascinating, thought provoking and well-documented account of the scientific testing the Shroud of Turin has undergone. It's not the easiest book to read: lots of scientific jargon, and, in order to drive home a point, he's redundant at times. I recommend it regardless of your religious inclinations.