"One of the best well-structured and very well-defined books regarding magic I have read in a long time. Howard Hamburg
After three years of work, Lorenz Schär is proud to finally introduce Cards Against Reality. What began as a small booklet of ideas has evolved into a comprehensive exploration of some of Lorenz's most cherished card tricks and moves.
Written in English (and edited and revised by Steve Beam) this gorgeous hardcover book features more than 160 pages of insanely creative magic routines and sleight of hand moves that are clearly depicted through more than 100 detailed illustrations by Florian Aeschlimann. There are even some bonus magic theory concepts and non-card moves.
Nearly every magician can find something to benefit from within the contents of Cards Against Reality, which includes tricks and moves such as:
Longitudinal Slide Shift
A practical shift for stand-up card magic that offers great angles and avoids any rushed or odd movements.
A remarkably deceptive false table shuffle that is surprisingly simple to perform.
A comprehensive examination of jogs, and other various controls and new approaches.
A seemingly impossible version of the classic Stop trick.
One For Mr. Mayhew
Lorenz's center deal routine, with a few incredible refinements.
A fun prediction routine where 51 cards are chosen (almost) freely.
A mind-boggling Triple Coincidence routine that requires only one deck.
Kool and the Gang
Lorenz's Follow the Leader Routine utilizing Giancarlo Scalia's Delight Switch
A triple threat of magic material with strong effects, clever ideas and a great title. Highly recommended. R. Paul Wilson
"Lorenz gives reality a swift kick in the backside with this glorious book. Take that reality!" Ricky Smith
"I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed everything in the book - the material is fantastic, and I must tell you that in every routine I learned at least one move, subterfuge, or ruse that was entirely new to me!" Jack Carpenter
"The perfect example of how good magic is made out of hundreds of little touches, subtleties, thoughtful technique and clever thinking" Pierric
The book is okay, but the profreading is epic. Steve Beam