The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon

The Vernon Touch
  • Subtitle: The Writings Of Dai Vernon In Genii, The Conjurors' Magazine From 1968 To 1991
  • Publisher: The Genii Publishing Co. (2006)
  • Type: Book
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 608
  • Category: History / History
  • Marco's Rating: Mediocre
  • Language: English
Marco's Comments:
Collection of all articles written by Vernon in Genii - his long-standing column. An impressive number of photos, many of which unpublished, throughout. A very nice book that gives easy access to all his columns (although they are not all of the same quality). The problem with this book is that it's excessively ripetitive: Vernon repeats every month the same stories and comes out with the same lists of dead magicians. Then, the book reads like a blog: I went to this convention, at the Castle I saw this and that, this (your favourite magician here) is the greatest I've ever seen, etc. A waste of paper to have this book reprinted and a waste of time to read it.

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