Tricks in Card Craft

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Bill Wheeler
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Tricks in Card Craft

Postby Bill Wheeler » April 1st, 2010, 11:54 am

Good Morning!

I recently purchased Card Craft. However, despite the fact that magic is a hobby that I am passionate of, I don't want to invest any time in going through the material. Please spare me the burden of mining good material and tell me what you found worthwhile in the book.

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Tricks in Card Craft

Postby Harry Lorayne » April 1st, 2010, 12:07 pm

Why purchase the book if you don't intend to go through it all and select WHAT WORKS FOR YOU?! What others "find worthwhile" may not be worthwhile for you. Gotta' tell you that if anyone asked that about a book of mine, I'd be really insulted. It's one of the reasons I'm careful about trying to explain "effect" first. I want the buyer to read the entire routine and THEN decide. I'm sure that Jerry Hartman feels the same way. Just my biased opinion. Best - HARRY LORAYNE.

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Re: Tricks in Card Craft

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 1st, 2010, 12:23 pm

Bill, as best I recall the covers and endpapers are about average but the pages were tasty. I'd give the glue a pass and the binding was nothing speical.
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Re: Tricks in Card Craft

Postby Michael Close » April 1st, 2010, 12:33 pm

Calendars, people. Look at your calendars...

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Re: Tricks in Card Craft

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 1st, 2010, 1:18 pm

Michael Close wrote:Calendars, people. Look at your calendars...


They taste better or worse?

Roberto
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Re: Tricks in Card Craft

Postby Roberto » April 2nd, 2010, 8:31 pm

Harry Lorayne wrote: Why purchase the book if you don't intend to go through it all and select WHAT WORKS FOR YOU?! What others "find worthwhile" may not be worthwhile for you. Gotta' tell you that if anyone asked that about a book of mine, I'd be really insulted. It's one of the reasons I'm careful about trying to explain "effect" first. I want the buyer to read the entire routine and THEN decide. I'm sure that Jerry Hartman feels the same way. Just my biased opinion. Best - HARRY LORAYNE.



Bill,
I have to agree with Harry. I'm sure you spent a pretty penny on this book, coupled with the great material (not to mention the tons of illustrations) in it, why then purchase it if you're not willing to do the research yourself? Do yourself a favor Bill, spend time with the book. You'll be glad you did.

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Re: Tricks in Card Craft

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 2nd, 2010, 8:57 pm

Um.... looks like we have a few March Hares in the house.
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flynn
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Re: Tricks in Card Craft

Postby flynn » April 2nd, 2010, 11:57 pm

lol hook line and sinker

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Re: Tricks in Card Craft

Postby mrgoat » April 3rd, 2010, 7:09 am

Nice work.

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Re: Tricks in Card Craft

Postby Terry » April 3rd, 2010, 10:36 am

"There's one born every minute." P.T. Barnum


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