Magic Book Reviews

 

Magic In The Real World What You Need To Know Before You Quit Your Day Job by Christian Painter

Reviewed by Quentin Reynolds, August 2017

 

Houdini's Final Incredible Secret: How Houdini Mystified Sherlock Holmes' Creator by Bob Loomis

Reviewed by Roger Woods, September 2016

 

Crafted With Carey by John Carey

Reviewed by Jay Fortune, July 2016

 

The Mentalism & Mind Reading Secrets of Repro Magic

Reviewed by Stuart Cassels, May 2016

 

Wayne Dobson - The Definitive Collection

Reviewed by Jay Fortune, April 2016

 

Mel Mellers - The Travelling Trickster

Reviewed by Jay Fortune, April 2016

 

Tenyoism by Richard Kaufman

Reviewed by Quentin Reynolds, March 2016

 

Fifty Shades of Gold: 50 Stagecraft Secrets by Wayne Dobson

Reviewed by Ian Keable, January 2016

 

Alan Shaxon - The Sophisticated Sorcerer. The Life and Magic of an International Magician

Reviewed by Duncan Trillo/MagicWeek, November 2014

 

The 75% Production and The Trick With no Method by Justin Higham

Reviewed by Elliot Hodges, November 2014

 

Charles Dickens Magician: Conjuring in Life, Letters and Literature, by Ian Keable

Reviewed by Geoff Tibbs, November 2014

 

The Approach by Jamie D. Grant

Reviewed by Phil Sweeting, August 2014

 

The Essence by Tony Griffith

Reviewed by Al Smith, August 2014

 

Basic Basic Card Magic by Paul Hallas

Reviewed by Al Smith, June 2014

 

O.O.P.S. 2 by Paul Hallas

Reviewed by Al Smith, June 2014

 

Maths Tricks and Number Magic by Chris Wardle

Reviewed by Al Smith, May 2014

 

'A Tall Tale - Lecture Notes Without The Lecture' by Sean Lobban

Reviewed by Colin Dymond, August 2013

 

Marked 4 Life: Minor Miracles with Marked Cards By Wayne Dobson

Reviewed by Ian Keable, August 2013

 

The Collected Card Magic of Mark Leveridge - Volume 3

Reviewed by Jay Fortune, August 2013

 

"Magictales" Two by Leslie Melville

Reviewed by Quentin Reynolds, June 2013

 

Magic 1400s – 1950s

Reviewed by Duncan Trillo/MagicWeek, June 2013

 

Thunk by Liam Montier

Reviewed by Elliott Hodges, April 2013

 

Reading Writing: Handwriting Analysis for Mentalists and Magicians

Reviewed by Ian Keable, April 2013

 

Gold Dust - Paul Gordon

Reviewed by Roger Woods, December 2012

 

Tommy Cooper ‘Jus’ Like That!’ A Life In Jokes and Pictures - John Fisher

 

The Card Activist - Peter Duffie

 

Drawn In by Oliver Meech

 

Cryptical Envelopment by John Hostler

 

Best of Peter Duffie Volume 4

 

The Real Secrets of Card Magic by Paul Gordon

 

The Complete Works by Wolfgang Riebe Ph.D

 

Colin Dymond – Making Magical Memories

 

Some Things with Cards by John Holt

 

Rameses - The Forgotten Star

 

Best of Peter Duffie Volume 4

 

Tug’s Tales

 

The Great Lafayette by John Alexander and Christopher Brinson

 

KISS by John Derris

 

The Trapdoor, Volume 1

 

Look, No Hands by Wayne Dobson

 

Card Magic USA (ebook) compiled and edited by Peter Duffie

 

Magic Shows: 30 Years of Programmes from Daniels to Derren by Ian Keable

 

Magic Shows: 30 Years of Programmes from Daniels to Derren by Ian Keable

 

Owen Clark - A Genius Forgotten

 

Semi-Automatic Card Tricks VIII

 

Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring

 

Ultimate Reflections by Tony Griffith

 

Plot Twists Oliver Meech

 

Twilight Lounge by Andrew Normansell

 

Mischief - Radical Hypnosis & Mind-Control by Ian Harling and Martin Nyrup

 

Secrets of Improvisational Magic by Justin Higham (review 1)

 

Secrets of Improvisational Magic by Justin Higham (review 2)

 

David Copperfield - A Magic Life

 

Close Up Success - Parts 1 & 2

 

Magic 1400s – 1950s

 

Dobson's Choice, Special Effects

 

Mister Meech's Merged Mail Outs

 

Seven Keys of Kalanag by Val Andrews

 

The Magic Gourmet by Lewis Jones

 

Pasteboard Adventures by David Gemmell

 

Stand Up: A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic by Ian Keable

 

Final Reflections by Tony Griffith

 

Andrew Normansell: The Man Who Would Be King

 

The Notebook - Will Houstoun

 

How To Create Kids' Magic and Triple Your Income!

 

The Plot Thickens - Oliver Meech (second review)

 

The Plot Thickens - Oliver Meech

 

Stand-Up, A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic - Ian Keable

 

The Secret Life of Houdini

 

Geoffrey Durham Professional Secrets

 

The Magic Circle - Performing Magic Through the Ages

 

Hocus Pocus - A Tale of Magnificent Magicians and Their Amazing Feats

 

The Magic Business (DVD ROM) - Michael Bailey

 

Reflections - Tony Griffith

 

The Signed Card Strikes Back - Michael Vincent - CD ROM

 

WD 40 - Wayne Dobson

 

The Second 16th Card Book

 

Tony Griffith's Creative Magic Lecture Notes 2007

 

Designing Miracles: Creating the Illusion of Impossibility by Darwin Ortiz

 

Tommy Cooper Always Leave Them Laughing - John Fisher

 

Choosin' Cruisin' as a Career - Mel Harvey

 

A Way with Cards - Al Smith

 

Dominatricks - Tyler Wilson

 

Rara Avis - Sixty years of Magic from the Private Notebooks of Jack Avis

 

Another Bite of the Cherry: Cheetah's Handbook Volume 2

 

Advanced Illusion Projects - Tim Clothier

 

Handle Hecklers - Keith Fields

 

Some More Tricks - Anthony Owen

 

Read between the lines

 

The Handy Lecture - John Archer

 

Comedy Writing Workshop - John Archer

 

Making Money From Magic - Drew McAdam

 

Street Magic - Paul Zenon

 

Seriously Silly by David Kaye

 

Showmen or Charlatans? by Roger Woods and Brian Leadis

 

Deeper and Deeper - Secrets of Stage Hypnosis

 

Telepathy Personified- Ron & Nancy Spencer

 

The Cheetah's Handbook (ebook)

 

The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz Vol 5

 

Sleight of Mind - Harling & Nyrup

 

Everybody's Magic

 

Paul Zenon's Dirty Tricks

 

Subtle Miracles - Peter Duffie

 

Seventh Heaven - Lewis Jones

 

Building Blocks - Luke Jermay

 

Go on... Steal Yourself - How to be a Pickpocket

 

Mind Magic - Marc LeMezma

 

Secrets of Stage Mindreading

 

Phantoms of the Card Table

 

Matrix

 

Si Stebbins Unplugged

 

Some Tricks - Anthony Owen

 

Mysterious Stranger: David Blaine

 

Patrick Page's  Book of Visual Comedy

 

The Digital Wizard CD Rom

 

Ahead of the Pack - Avis & Jones

 

The Digital Pabular CD Rom

 

Tradecraft - The Art and Science of Cold Reading

 

Dobson's Choice - Wayne Dobson

 

The Digital Pentagram CD Rom

 

The Full Facts book of Cold Reading - Ian Rowland

 

Final Séance - Massimo Polidoro

 

Chan Canasta - A Remarkable Man Volume Two

 

Mastering Hypnosis - a Performer's Guide

 

The Turk, Chess Automaton - Gerald M. Levitt

 

Stand-up Walkaround - Shaun McCree

 

Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety - Jerry Mentzer

 

Lake Tahoe Card Magic by Louis Falanga

 

The Complete works of Derek Dingle

 

Card Concepts - Arthur F. MacTier

 

Mastering the Art of Magic - Eugene Burger

 

Chan Canasta - A Remarkable Man

 

Five Times Five Scotland

 

The Houdini Girl

 

Art and Artifice

 

Drawing Room Deceptions

 

Roberto Giobbi's Card College Volume 3

 

The Mysteries of My Life

 

Cyclops

 

Brain Food by David Parr

 

Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy by Jay Sankey

 

Magic for Kids

 

Mark Wilson's Cyclopedia

 

Ken Krenzel's Ingenuities

 

The Fients and Temps of Harry Riser

 

The Art of Magic by Carl Waldman and Joe Layden

 

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