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Magic: The Complete Course (eBook) by [Jay, Joshua]
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4.4 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

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"Every 10 or 20 years a book comes along that introduces a whole new generation to the art and craft of magic. This is it!"-Stan Allen, Editor-in-Chief, "Magic" Magazine
--Stan Allen, Magic Magazine

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 36875 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Pap/DVD edition (8 Nov. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004V3M4LU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,464 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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OK - This book should be banned from sale on amazon.
YES - banned.

Why - simply this book should only be sold in magic shops - its price tripled and then put in a corner behind all the other books.

This is a fantastic book - I just hope not too many non magicians buy it at this price. If they do it will provide an extremely good primer with the DVD showing what can be done with simple tricks with the right presentation. (Not all the tricks are simple).

Joshua Jay is a superb magician as seen in his videos done for the magic fraternity.

If you are just starting out in magic this is an excellent starting point - also get Mark Wilson's "Complete Course in Magic". With the 2 you will have enough magic to last a long time untill the bug really bites.

(When it does you can end up spending spending and spending - 200 plus books bought at the moment)

So get your magic while its still cheap and and such a high quality product.
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Hello,

I recently bought Magic: The Complete Course Book and DVD,
I have alawys been a big fan of magic and wanted to learn more and more of it and so over the past 3 years i have bought many kits and books and needless to say this is by FAR the best one out there.

A few weeks before buying this I bought The Royal Road To Card Magic for four different reasons:

1) I am a HUGE fan of card magic, it's my favourite type of magic to do as all you need is a deck of cards and a person, Simples :)

2) It is the top purchased magic book on Amazon.co.uk

3) The review were good.

4) It was cheap!

Overall....
A BIG MISTAKE!
(For more info on why see my review on that book)

So long story short this book may be double the price of The royal road to card magic, but for the extra money you do get:

- A DVD

- A large variety of different tricks

- Full colour pictures on how to do the tricks

- Easily explained tricks

- (in my case) The best card tricks.

- So, for just over £10 it is very cheap!

Before buying this book i read the reviews and one reviewer stated that 'THIS BOOK SHOULD BE BANNED'
and i agree with him, It is THAT good, there should only be 10 copies of this printed and all should be hidden in secret magic shops, above a Bar/Pub, down dark alley way somewhere, and should only open during the late hours of the night!
Ok, a may be getting a bit carried away with this review,
But really, stop reading this review, just go BUY THE BOOK!
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Most kids magic sets are cheap junk which most of us have seen time and time again. This is on a whole new level as it is a colourful book and comprehensive DVD course on how to do professional magic tricks. My daughter (who is 9) has been impressing family and friends who are still left wondering "How did she do that". Her only complaint is that Joshua Jay seems to assume that it will be boys doing the magic tricks!

Some of the tricks are quite straightforward, some involve some practise, others need a lot of practise. But the book sets out a grading system to show this, so you know where to start.

To do all the tricks will require some special props, most of these can be found on the internet or if you are lucky enough to have a local magic shop I'm sure they can help.

In conclusion, this is a great place to start for anyone serious about magic, and it felt like money well spent rather than wasted.
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Purchased as a funny gift for Christmas, this book is definitely to the dedicated. Contains so much information and wonderful pictures to help you along. You do need to buy a lot of extras though, another reason this would be perfect for the more hardcore magician, I just wanted my husband to prove how 'good at magic' he was, turns out he isn't so it worked nicely! Thanks!
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This is a first class introductory book for learning to be a proficient magician. In fact those who have been performing magic for some time will benefit from some of the ideas and routines described. With the added bonus of a DVD to assist the learning process this has to be one of the best value for money bargains I have experienced for a long time.
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This is a fine introduction to magic in many of its forms. Its great strength is the clarity of the explanations. It is ideally suitable for both quite young beginners and for the somewhat more advanced practitioner. The tricks are graded in terms of difficulty and beginners are helped to acquire the skills that underlie the practice of magic. The illustrations are genuinely helpful in making even clearer what is explained in words.

The DVD is generally geared more towards the inexperienced, but is a useful refresher course for all. It seems to me that the book is well worth the price for the card tricks and advice alone, but there is so much more. It is hard to imagine someone interested in this field who would not enhance their performance skills through some close attention to this book. Highly recommended.
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I bought this as a present to my 13-year old aspiring magician grandson and he was absolutely delighted, and spent the rest of the holiday engrossed in it - even entertained us with a couple of newly learnt (and very good), tricks. One very good thing about it is that very little "equipment" is used or needed. The area is not my interest, however, looking through its pages, it's presented in an attractive, accessible manner for all levels of practitioners. Beautiful illustrations, glossy paper. I am very pleased with my choice and would heartily recommend it.
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