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Best book for amateurs and beginners
on 8 January 2008
Being an amateur magician, I have read (and own) several books on the topic. Most books about Magic lack clarity and especially figures, so that they are really hard to read. After being frustrated by other books, Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic actually opened my eyes: it is extremely clear, and every trick is carefully explained with plenty of figures - the author took thousands photos for the book, that were then rendered to figures. Also, every trick is explained step by step, and useful comments are added at the end. The covered material is quite broad, and covers most of the basics tricks that every respected magician should have in his/her repertoire. Some comments on Amazon complain about the fact that this book is basic and it does not cover advanced topics; while this is true, I have to say that this excellent book is THE ONLY one I would recommend to anybody starting doing Magic; indeed, I was able to perform more advanced tricks explained in other books only after reading Mark Wilson's course.
In conclusion, I definitely recommend this book to everybody wanting to build a solid knowledge of the basics of Magic; read more advanced books only after having studied this one!