Tricks to Freak Out Your Friends Paperback – 7 Sep 2006
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Your audience will be left so gob smacked they'll think you've sold your
soul to Lucifer himself. Brilliant. -- Boys Toys, April 07
'the bastard son of Paul Daniels and Jackass' -- Metro
About the Author
Pete Firman is a uniquely gifted magic entertainer, gleefully injecting the genre with his anarchic, offbeat humour and dazzling array of skills. He was born in Middlesbrough, birthplace of another magic guy Paul Daniels. Pete was always interested in magic, fascinated by the ability to impress people that were bigger than him. After winning the Acklam Grange School Talent Show twice ("Yes!") Pete went to University in Scarborough where he gained a BA in Theatre. He had always gigged in pubs and bars as a magician. Hopelessly single and skint he worked part time for his Dad. "I used to sell cars, thats where I fine tuned my banter!" Petes gift of the gab has stood him in good stead in the magic trade.
In 2002 he made Monkey Magic for FIVE. It was a new form of magic show, fronted by 4 magicians. It was short listed for a British Comedy Award and nominated for the Golden Rose of Montreux. FIVE quickly commissioned Pete and the other guys to make The Greatest Magic Tricks In The Universe .Ever, one of FIVEs highest rating shows. The second series of Monkey Magic aired in 2004 to critical acclaim.
In 2004 Pete and Ali Cook travelled the world and met his magic heroes. The Secret World of Magic aired in May 2005 on Sky One. Petes most recent project was Dirty Tricks, a studio magic show, with celebrity guests (from Stephen Fry to Mylene Klass), swearing and blood. It was nominated for the variety award at The Rose d'Or Festival.
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13 December 2012
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This book is great. Bought it as a present for my boyfriend and he loves it. This would be great for any friends who are into magic and is written in the humorous style that you would expect from Pete Firman.
26 June 2008
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The book its self is well written with fairly good diagrams. It makes easy reading and each trick is easy to follow and pick up BUT....most of the tricks need a certain amount of preperation. Not a lot, but such items as a frozen fly, a sculpted carrot or a pre bended spoon are required. The tricks in this book are classics and may entertain your friends , however, i was looking for simple coin tricks, mind tricks and things that didnt need any preperation before hand so that they could be done at a moments notice.
23 January 2012
Pete Firman is an engaging personality, and with a foreword from the devil himself (Derren Brown) this book is very readable, amusing, and most importantly useful. I have a feeling that some may criticise some of the slights and effects as being basic with some of pieces verging on pranks, however even mastering a few of the tricks will indeed freak out your friends. Another slight criticism is that a great deal of the tricks are fairly location sensitive (a restaurant or a pub for e.g.), and you will be itching to try them out. so unfortunately other than the card tricks its somewhat lacking in instantly performable tricks and therefore a lack of instant gratification. To summarise im very glad i bought this book, and have enjoyed success using the techniques within. The only difficult thing is resisting the urge to tell people how it was done, and revealing the secrets inadvertently through repeat performances of the same tricks, however this is obviously a criticism of my own ability to perform magic and not on the book. Highly recommended, now stop thinking about it and buy it!
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I bought this for 0.99p, and while it was an interesting flip through, with photos to show you how to actually DO the tricks, and little to no props needed, the tricks are fairly...Read more
Bought this after seeing Pete live with his show 'Hoodwinker' as an amateur magician myself im always interested in learning a few new tricks, at first i assumed this would be a...Read more
I love Pete Firman and have seen him live. I wanted to get his book to see if I could do any of the tricks at home.Read more
I bought this book recently hoping to learn a few magic tricks to impress my friends. The book though is extremely basic though, and would probably only fool young children.Read more
Thought this would be suitable for 12 year old based on other reviews, but it includes a lot of tricks using cigarettes, alcohol glasses, fork and knives, & imititating cutting...Read more