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Magic Is Dead

My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians
De : Ian Frisch
Lu par : Charlie Thurston
Durée : 10 h et 23 min
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In the vein of Neil Strauss’ The Game and Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein comes the fascinating story of one man’s colorful, mysterious, and personal journey into the world of magic and his unlikely invitation into an underground secret society of revolutionary magicians from around the world.

Magic Is Dead is Ian Frisch’s headfirst dive into a hidden world full of extraordinary characters and highly guarded secrets. It is a story of imagination, deception, and art that spotlights today’s most brilliant young magicians - a mysterious club known as the52 that is revolutionizing an ancient art form under the mantra Magic Is Dead.

Ian brings us with him as he not only gets to know this fascinating world, but also becomes an integral part of it. We meet the52’s founding members - Laura London, Daniel Madison, and Chris Ramsay - and explore their personal demons, professional aspirations, and what drew them to their craft. We join them at private gatherings of the most extraordinary magicians working today, follow them to magic conventions in Las Vegas and England, and discover some of the best tricks of the trade. We also encounter David Blaine; hang out with Penn Jillette; meet Dynamo, the UK’s most famous magician; and go behind the scenes of a Netflix magic show. 

Magic Is Dead is also a chronicle of magic’s rich history and how it has changed in the internet age as the young guns embrace social media and move away from the old-school take on the craft.

As he tells the story of the52 and his role as its most unlikely member, Ian reveals his own connection with trickery and deceit and how he first learned the elements that make magic work from his poker-playing mother. He recalls their adventures in card rooms and casinos after his father’s sudden death and shares a touching moment he had as a working journalist with his childhood idol, Shaquille O’Neal. 

“Magic - the romanticism of the inexplicable, the awe and admiration of the unexpected - is an underlying force in how we view the world and its myriad possibilities,” Ian writes. As his journey continues, Ian not only becomes a performer and creator of magic - even fooling the late Anthony Bourdain during a chance encounter - he also cements a new brotherhood and begins to understand his relationship with his father, 15 years after his death. 

Authored with psychological acuity and a keen eye for detail, Magic Is Dead is an engrossing tale full of wonder and surprise.

©2019 Ian Frisch (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Jeremy
  • 04/03/2019

A beautiful and personal story

I know Ian. So I won’t pretend this review is unbiased in any meaningful way. What I can tell you with absolute certainty is that Ian can write! And this book was so infused with whimsical narrative that it’s easy to forget we’re real people he’s writing about. But then he grounds each of us in the realities of our day to day lives, and makes us look and feel human again. And that became the best part for me; riding along with him through all of it. Seeing this World of Magic through his eyes had the very strange and unexpected effect of making it even more magical for me. Well done, Ian.

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  • Marc a Eldridge II
  • 05/03/2019

amazing

great book great narrator made you feel like you are inside a secret society just great writing amazing.

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  • Jason P Aylward
  • 17/03/2019

Not for me.

This book is less about a secret society and more about a group of very talented "content creators." If people who brand themselves and use youtube and instagram to pay the bills sounds interesting, you might enjoy this but I found it pretty boring. There is some cool history of magic and interesting backstories of some of these magicians but the author seemed to be really focused and impressed by the business of content creation and by his own incredible journey of going from a writer for Vice to a writer for Vice who made up his own magic trick.

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  • Paul
  • 09/09/2020

Read Steve Spill's I Lie For Money instead

As someone who is a professional magician and loves magic in all forms, I found this book lacking. It had a few interesting and touching moments, but more moments of my mind wandering as the book wasn't holding interest. It felt to me like the author took what could've been a very interesting magazine article and tried to add enough content to fill out an entire book.

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  • Andrew Deel
  • 14/11/2019

Really fucking good book

I loved all of the content and lessons in this book. I felt the ark throughout the book personally because I follow almost everyone he talks about in the book and it took me on a rollercoaster of an adventure through his life with all the trials, tribulations, and magic and I absolutely loved every second of it. My first ever magic book I’ve listened to and hands down was just amazing the connection I felt I had to Ian and how personal I felt to everyone he talked to or about.

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  • John Meye
  • 16/10/2019

A Masterpiece

This is one of my favorite books of the decade, and literally in my top 2 of all time best Audible listens (and I've done 150). The NARRATION IS OUTSTANDING---truly one of the best readers Audible has to offer.

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  • Mutterwirbl
  • 02/08/2019

Never wanted it to end.

Excellent book If you have any interest in Magic or just a great story. Awesome book.

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  • wrighthinkingman
  • 05/06/2019

Magic is FAR from dead!!

this fascinating book chronicles the evolution of the time honored art of Magic at the hands of the New Young Guns of Magic and their secret underground Society of Magicians the call "The 52". I've already listened to it twice! this is not a tale of fiction, this is all real!

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  • Fred
  • 25/04/2019

Not what I expected

This is mainly an autobiography. Nothing against the author, but I expected more about the world of magicians and how they performed their illusions and less about his personal life.

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  • Christopher Grehan
  • 09/04/2019

Is Magic Dead

Excellent book, surprised by how how heartfelt it becomes!. Take a dive into this unique magical world of realism!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27/03/2019

One hell of a masterpiece!

I laughed... I cried... I didn't wanted it to be over! All good things got to come to an end though