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Not for suspicious friends,
This review is from: Self-working Card Tricks: 72 Foolproof Card Miracles for the Amateur Magician (Dover Magic Books) (Paperback)
If you have friends like mine there is absolutely no way they will let you get away with setting a deck. As soon as those cards come out they'll want them shuffled which is fine for half the tricks in this book which at best are obvious ie. note the bottom card style tricks. The majority of the rest of the tricks require that you rig the deck prior to the trick. I bought this book to entertain my mates at the pub. Frankly i'm very disappointed. The outline said that the tricks are self-working based on the statistical distribution of the cards in the deck, or something along them lines, but i'm afraid thats just not true.
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Initial post: 11 Mar 2013, 10:56:59 GMT
A. M. Webster says:
An interesting comment that. They are called self working magic TRICKS, tricks being the key word. In every trick there is either sleight or a set up. They are not miracles they are tricks.
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