17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Still the best start to conjuring,
This review is from: The Royal Road to Card Magic (Dover Magic Books) (Paperback)
I have had this book on my bookshelf since I started my interest in magic some 20 years ago ... and I still refer to it. The effects and techniques you learn are no mere one-off tricks but are the foundation of good card magic.
There are techniques that have been developed since the publication of this book which will not be included (although they will often be based on ideas included in the book), but there are also very practical techniques that seem to have gone out of fashion for no particular reason. Even magicians (who probably have a copy of this at home) will be stunned and totally fooled by some of these techniques.
If you are interested in learning to be a performing magician, you cannot go wrong by starting here. Now go out, enjoy yourself and entertain your audience.