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Don't believe the hype,
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This review is from: Mind Magic: Extraordinary Tricks to Mystify, Baffle and Entertain (Hardcover)
I bought this book having read the other reviews despite the wildly varying reactions expressed. Sadly I was let down.
The cover (as stated below) is the first clue - velvet effect embossing which does not like nice at all.
The content then rapidly goes downhill - if you ignore the dreadful style (more later) there are a couple of decent enough tricks in here, though none you wouldn't find in a less pretentious book. There are nowhere near enough to justify the asking price.
As to style, not only does it tell you exactly what dialogue to use (and it is the most patronising you can imagine) but the whole book suggests that maybe magic exists, and this book can help you appear clever to your friends. To me this panders to the lowest common denominator of wannabe magicians.
This will be going straight to the charity shop!