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Only for the serious performer.
on 1 September 2015
The content is excellent. Anyone who can master the key techniques introduced here is well on the way to becoming an accomplished performer. The book is detailed and thorough. It seems to me to be all the more a pity that the explanations are not clearer and more simply expressed. The author’s dexterity with cards does not extend to words, alas. The drawings are largely redundant, certainly not clarifying the words.
Readers also need to be aware that all here depends on sleight of hand, when there are of course some marvellous tricks that involve deception of quite different kinds. For anyone who has the persistence and determination to penetrate to Hugard’s and Braue’s meaning and to put in the many hours of practice required to master the skills, they will acquire impressive expertise, but a beginner is likely to become quickly discouraged. For those well on the road to proficiency this book has much to offer and probably repays the struggle with less than transparent elucidation of principles.