I seldom seem to have the time anymore to just sit down and enjoy a magic book – at least that is what I tell myself. As my oldest son is fond of saying, people make time to do the things that are important to them. He’s dead ass right.
Anyway, I spent a couple of hours today with Jim Steinmeyer’s The Conjuring Anthology. This is a compilation of the series that ran in Magic Magazine from 1992 to 2004. There are 85 effects in 75 chapters. It’s a big book of over 500 pages.
Jim Steinmeyer is considered a genius by many that know him. I don’t personally know him, but his writings reflect a great intellect.
I pulled out the April 2006 Magic interview with the author and particularly looked up the items he pointed out as his and his readers’ favorites. What a treat. The Piano Trick with apples and oranges is worth the price – and I SELDOM say that.
This is good stuff!