Posted: Sep 27, pm. Hi I've read Harry Loraynes close up card magic three times now and tried out every effect except for two as one requires you to be in a pitch black room with no light and the other needs a lengthy setup which I would never do as I like to work impromptu. Rather than say "I think this book is great" or "I think this book is a load of old nonsense" without saying why; which is how reviews usually go, I'm going to use a yard stick to weigh up the pros and cons of each effect in the book. I have one or two issues regarding the writing style and the lack of any credits but we'll get to that later, for now let's look at the effects. To start off here's an interesting quote from the Royal Road you should keep in mind while reading through the trick reviews: "A good card trick - and by that we mean a card trick which entertains, surprises, amuses, and puzzles an audience- has certain attributes: 1. It has a simpe plot.
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Readers also enjoyed. About Harry Lorayne. Harry Lorayne. Harry Lorayne is an American magician and a memory-training specialist and writer who was called "The Yoda of Memory Training" by Time magazine. He is well known for his mnemonic demonstrations and has appeared on numerous television shows including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
His card magic, especially his innovations in card Harry Lorayne is an American magician and a memory-training specialist and writer who was called "The Yoda of Memory Training" by Time magazine. His card magic, especially his innovations in card sleights, is widely emulated by amateur and professional magicians. Harry Lorayne is a prolific author of memory training books intended for the public, as well as writing books for professional magicians.
His ''The Memory Book'' has sold over two million copies, whilst in Chronicles: Volume One, Bob Dylan writes that he read Lorayne's book shortly before breaking through as a music star after finding it in the book collection of a friend. For twenty years, Lorayne wrote and published the monthly magazine Apocalypse. He is also a columnist for Genii magazine magazine. Books by Harry Lorayne.
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Details: Illustrated by Edward E. Mishell, Edited by Louis Tannen. Excellent book with many fine and now famous routines. Chapter 5 is entirely devoted to the Curry Turnover Change. Lorayne explains the technique in great detail and you will find some very good applications for the move. Benzais : ending for a take-a-card trick Calculated Risk Dai Vernon : selection is found by a reversed card Mathematical Affinity: two cards selected by a thought of number and are lost in the deck.
Close-up Card Magic
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