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Magic by Misdirection (The Fitzkee Trilogy Book 3) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B0051J58KM
- Publisher : Magic Box Productions (May 18, 2011)
- Publication date : May 18, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 443 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 224 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #329,125 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I am a magician looking to expand my knowledge base for my routine. I was hoping this book would help me understand my own misdirection ability. It did not. The only thing that I took away from this book was watch where your eyes look because that is were the audience will direct their attention. The only other saving grace of this book was when it talked about repetition and different ways to lull the audience's attention away from what you are doing. I feel very cheated to have bought this book and spent the few hours it took to read just to come away with such little information. I do not recommend this book for magicians of any age.
The other volumes are also OK, but they don't hold the attention like this one does. This is the core to it all. There is a reason it is going for $200 used.
The art of misdirection is what makes the difference between a guy doing tricks (properly or badly) and a true magician.
The two other books in the trilogy are the Trick brain which classifies every magical effects and the author's book on showmanship. They can be completed by Maskelyne and David Devant's "Our Magic" and by Henning Nehlms book on showmanship.
Anybody seriously interested in magic or deception (politics, military and business strategies) should know this unknown book.
Top reviews from other countries
Fitzkee's overall intent is positive, but this is largely overshadowed by the boring transcript-like walk-throughs which make up most of the book.
Having said that, it does appear to be the only Kindle book specifically focusing on the use of misdirection in magic.
Includes plenty of detailed walk-throughs which reveal significant 'secrets' of magic, however the routines themselves are far from inspiring.
The same and more could have been covered in half the number of pages. A little over-priced too.