Rarely do we see so much great magic in one book. Carneycopia represents the early half of John Carney's life in magic and contains a wealth of amazing material.
Carney adopts a rather classical approach to magic. He cares about construction and economy of handling. He understands what makes a good trick and how to make an audience tick. This book is full of real-world magic. I can imagine every single one of them being performed in restaurants, bars and close-up theaters around the world.
Stephen Minch is perhaps the only author in magic who could successfully capture Carney's ideas and he did it beautifully.
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In ancient Rome there was a horn from which the riches of the world flowed. Now, from the fertile mind of John Carney, magicians have a new source of magical riches at their disposal.
Within the pages of Carneycopia are taught the prized secrets of one of today's most creative and magical entertainers-John Carney. Here is the close-up of which he is proudest; magic that has won its creator the acclaim of his peers and the public alike. Each routine, trick and sleight is taught in painstaking detail. Here, waiting to amaze your audiences, is a compendium of close-up magic, formulated on the classic values of entertainment and baffling mystery.
Pages 266 - Hardcover and Fully Illustrated