Lewis Jones - The Magic Gourmet

Lewis Jones - The Magic Gourmet

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Three-quarters of the effects use playing cards. The rest use coins, bills, books, rubber bands, business cards, and calendars.

  • Spectators read each others’ minds.
  • A tossed coin will fall heads-up or tails-up, as you wish.
  • You beat a gambler who plays by the random throws of two dice — even though the dice are imaginary.
  • You demonstrate that you can always tell when a player is bluffing.
  • You perform the 4-card Brainwave with four ordinary cards.
  • You push cards through the table, one at a time.
  • A signed card vanishes and re-appears inside a magazine at any pre-determined page.
  • Anyone thinks of a card from a shuffled deck, then goes to the phone, and is told the card he is thinking of.
  • Someone grabs one of your cards and pockets it — what you do? You’ll find out how you can still come out on top.

What they say aboutThe Magic Gourmet:

If you are looking for a stimulating book of magic, mostly but not entirely involving cards, a book which consists of tricks which will take a bit of work but are worth it, I highly recommend Lewis Jones’s The
Magic Gourmet.
— Matthew Field (Magic Circular, January 2008)

This book has something, actually a lot, for most magicians. It is a pleasant read, has many photographs, contains world-class close-up magic, and it is all easy to do! Highly recommended.
— Paul A. Lelekis (The Linking Ring, January 2008)

What they've said about Lewis Jones's other books —

I highly recommend the Lewis Jones set of card books ... I know that most magicians will go through life performing the same six or seven tricks ... Me too, but I have added several to my permanent performance range, thanks to Lewis.
— Paul Daniels

Do not buy these books. They give away too many secrets.
— Penn and Teller

Lewis Jones really does ponder his subject at length. In this respect I am reminded of Paul Curry and Stewart James ... His thoughtful and analytical approach is not at all out of place in such company.
— Al Smith (Abra)

Back in 2001, I was sharply chastized for mentioning Lewis Jones, then a little-known British card genius whose manuscripts were closely guarded by those fortunate to have acquired them ... For those unfamiliar with Lewis Jones, he is an original of the stripe of Jerry Andrus, Simon Aronson, and Lennart Green. In Jones’ case, his originality lies in a depth of thinking that leads to why-didn’t-I-think-of-that sleights or to devilishly clever mathematical (often self-working) mysteries. Jones’ trick descriptions will tantalize you. They read like dealer ads, yet, unlike many dealer ads, they deliver on their promises.
— Steve Bryant (Little Egypt Magic)

Lewis Jones is one of the great creative minds in magic. He specialises in close-up card magic with an ungaffed deck, placing the emphasis on ingenuity rather than sleights ... Lewis has a remarkable mind, which, allied to a profound knowledge of existing card methodology, comes up with alarmingly baffling plots and equally deceptive methods.
— Ian Rowland

I was reminded of the creations of Stewart James.
— Michael Close (Magic)

Among authors of card magic, Lewis is easily in my top ten. His approach is off the wall and his results are out of this world.
— Steve Beam (the Linking Ring)

eBook (Adobe Reader required.)
134 pages. 44 effects. 100 colour photographs.

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