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John Pezzullo

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My early years in magic were largely influenced by Harry Lorayne through his excellent “The Magic Book”. I consider it to be essential reading for those commencing their journey in magic. I subscribed to “Apocalypse” for several years and purchased a number of Harry’s books, my first being “Best of Friends” in 1983.

In addition to Harry’s writing about magic, I always enjoyed reading his thoughts about life, his years during the Great Depression, his wife and son, and his skirmishes with the US postal system.

I want to openly thank Harry for all the pleasure and stimulation that his writing has brought me over the years.






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My early years in magic were largely influenced by Harry Lorayne through his excellent “The Magic Book”. I consider it to be essential reading for those commencing their journey in magic. I subscribed to “Apocalypse” for several years and purchased a number of Harry’s books, my first being “Best of Friends” in 1983.

In addition to Harry’s writing about magic, I always enjoyed reading his thoughts about life, his years during the Great Depression, his wife and son, and his skirmishes with the US postal system.

I want to openly thank Harry for all the pleasure and stimulation that his writing has brought me over the years.





Yes, Harry's style comes through loud and clear in his writing. I especially enjoyed all of the "extras" in his books, the Afterthoughts, Ellipses, etc. Fun and informative.
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Yes, I think we all owe Mr. Lorayne our heartfelt thanks.  His overall contribution to magic is awe-inspiring, and his writing and teaching style are superb. 

When I chanced upon my first magic shop more than 40 years ago, at first I bought a lot of packet tricks.  But then when the guys in the store sensed I was thirsty for more knowledge, they steered me towards books instead.  

My first “pot of gold” discovery was “Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety” by Jerry Mentzer.  This led me to invest in, and study, other amazing publications by Harry Lorayne, Lewis Ganson (Dai Vernon), Slydini, Frank Garcia, Al Leech, Jean Hugard, Paul Harris, Bobo, etc.  

Although I’ve purchased countless other magic books since then, those initial sources are still my “bibles”.


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Harry, literally led me here. He’ll be along to say hello soon, I’m sure.
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It was Close up Card Magic for me.  That book opened my eyes to being able to do real card magic.  By the way Before I Forget is a great read.  Thanks for all of it Harry.
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       Hey - glad to have been of help, guys.  Thanks for all "dem kind words"!
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       Hey - glad to have been of help, guys.  Thanks for all "dem kind words"!


See Harry -- people DO read the 'good stuff' 😉

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   Yes, of course, some do - appreciate it.  It's the newbies that don't seem to know about the good stuff...or care.
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