Two books you should all own
September 3, 2009 Leave a comment
The Complete Walton Volumes 1&2. I cannot stress how important it is to own these two books. In terms of close up card magic Roy Walton is one of less than a handful of magicians to advance the art of card magic since Dai Vernon. His effects are magnificantly structured and most importantly, extremely entertaining to a lay audience. He is the creator of, amongst other things, the collectors plot, card warp, oil and queens, trigger, the spread half pass as well as countless other classic moves and tricks.
These two volumes contain all of Roy’s previously published booklets (Vol. 1) as well as a collection of effects that have seen print in magzines (Vol. 2) . If you love card magic and don’t own these books you should be ashamed of yourself.
To paraphrase Jerry Sadowitz from his BBC show “The Paulbearer’s Review” –
“Many people have asked if we can get Roy Walton onto the Roy Walton Moment….the best we could do was find a picture of his son“