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Harry Lorayne

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    You sure are leaving out some very good/important ones - in my obviously biased opinion. Best - That Guy.
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    You sure are leaving out some very good/important ones - in my obviously biased opinion. Best - That Guy.


Hah [smile] Don't worry Harry, while they are not on that particular list, they are on my shelf for sure!

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Harry Lorayne

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  Okay; I feel better now!
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The books that influence the way I am had never been a card books or a coin books
although the books such as Royal Road and Modern coin Magic has offer a range of material to study, I don't see these book that teach me trick has ever influence the way I structure my routine, act and performance
Theory, however, change the way I think about magic

Strong magic - my first ever theory books, every times I flip the pages I can always find something new
Magic of Ascanio Vol.1 through Vol.3 - without Ascanio, there will be no Strong magic and many years of theory books to come, his way of thinking has enormous impact on my card magic in general, I consider him as my mentor
The Magic Way - this books brings attention to the rarely discuses issue, the extensive analyze of the tricks makes me aware of the key point whenever I come across the new tricks I want to perform
Designing Miracle - same as the reason above but looking form different perspective, Darwin's thinking makes me revisit my repertoire again and again.
Card College - with the knowledge pass on from Ascanio, this series doesn't just teach you trick and sleight, it tackle on the important subject of misdirection when performing card magic, tension-relaxation, head movement, and many more
Magic of Slydini - everyone should read his book, period.


My list is almost to the T as above.  I do have to add that as I mature my influences change and I would have to add The Books of Wonder and 798.3. Very different than one another but both very thought provoking and worthy of serious consideration.

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One of the things I like about this forum is the way that dormant topics that I missed when I joined up can suddenly spring back to life (and make excellent reading).

Other people have already mentioned most of the books that I would have named in this category, but I don't think anyone has suggested one of the books that I found most influential:  Eugene Burger's "The Experience of Magic".  Burger encourages us to think about the feelings we wish to create in our audiences, and tailor our presentations towards that goal.
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Harry Lorayne

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               Because of the couple of newer posts I was reminded of this thread. Been going through a period where I sure did need a pat on the back or two. Well, this thread, which I'd forgotten about - the first couple of pages - gave me that pat or five. Made my day. My cliché - nice to receive bouquets while one is still around to smell 'em!  Thanks guys for helping to make it all worthwhile. I feel better now!
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Lang Neil's The Modern Conjurer was a big help to me when I first started. I haven't seen that mentioned yet.
Great photos, excellent material and one of the first books that showed the performers standing instead of sitting at a table so a real emphasis on parlor style magic.
I also liked that like many turn of the century texts it wasn't all about cards (although the card effects detailed are excellent).
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