Wednesday, September 29, 2010

American Dream - My Review

Kyle Macneill has done it again! I find Kyle's work is inspiring and in this collection, I found there are quite a number of items very interesting and enjoyable read.

Perhaps I should put this way, this e-Book is filled with neat ideas. In addition, the e-Book is nicely done and his crediting work is commendable. Kyle has a fascination especially in the art of revelation. What do I mean by that? In his previous e-Books, Kyle is fancy in using the common object around to reveal spectator's card or thought of card in a very creative manner. It's something that you will do in a normal impromptu situation. However, having said that, some of the objects I couldn't find in my country but I am sure perhaps could use other objects as well to relate the effect.

American Dream has quite a number of interesting card tricks which I find them quite excellent and some are even well thought out! I found there are a few effects very interesting and in terms of its construction such as "Poker Players ACAAN", "Biddle ACAAN", "A Famous Star" and "Reverse hypnosis" which I look forward to showing them to my friends. I am very surprised that Kyle has the ability to integrate some of the popular plots and creates a wonderful card effects as I mentioned above.

In a nutshell, I would like to say Kyle has come up a wonderful collection of material in this e-Book. I find that American Dream is by far the best collection judging the fact that the quality and practicality of the materials. Highly recommended!

ALSH

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Manifold Effect Revisited - New E-Book

My new card magic e-book "The Manifold Effect Revisited" is now available at my Cardician Den online store.

This is my favourite effect which inspired by Scott Robinson's "The Manifold Effect" which first published in Doc Docherty's Nothing to Hide (2010).

Basically, in my version, my handling alleviates the need for double-backer card, Zig 2 Way Glue and necktieing the deck.

However, you still need different-coloured back cards due to the nature of the effect. In addition, there is a "bonus handling" section from me and Cameron Francis. I have performed this effect to a number of my friends, and they really liked it. I should say this plot plays very well to layperson.

Here's what a few of them say:

What you are doing is excellent. I really like your new handling. -- Peter Duffie 

I like your handling much better than Scott Robinson's. It is so much cleaner. -- Harvey Rosenthal 

Very cool Effect! -- Cameron Francis 

Available at: http://www.cardicianden.com

ALSH