What Magicians say about “KISS”
Posted on May 11th, 2011 by John
Some of the comments I’ve recently received from magicians who’ve read the new book.
COLIN ROSE: DEALER AND FORMER PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN.
“I toured as a professional magician all over the world for years and appeared in the Richiardi show for much of that time. The information on presentation that John Derris gives in his new book KISS is the real thing for real magicians in the real world. Common sense information that many magicians overlook that you can’t buy in a magic shop. Not only on performance but the excellent visual effects and routines that he gives in detail that has taken him round the world for the last 15 years. I was inspired by this book”.
IAN KEABLE: PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN:
“John Derris has a straightforward philosophy when devising his commercial magic; it is to make sure that all his tricks are simple and easy to do. He calls this the KISS principle. Although nothing especially new in terms of effect, his methods and presentation of the eight tricks are universally excellent. You can tell that all of them are thoroughly practical and have clearly been used by the author with great success. I was particularly impressed with his “Welded Bliss” a real stunner. And a great addition to someone’s professional repertoire. My advice is buy the book for the excellent tricks”.
BOB YELLAND: IBM UK & IRELAND MARKETING MANAGER AND MAGICIAN
“I have just finished reading your book and I really enjoyed it. The essence of KISS achieves both clarity of effect and elimination of complex handling – this delivers a strong visual trick whilst enabling the performer to focus entirely on presentation. The effects and routines you provide at the end of the book are excellent examples of this technique. The book is an easy read and very well illustrated.”
TOM WHITESTONE: PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN AND MAGICIAN
“This is a very well produced book of common sense practical information and extremely visual and practical magic routines. I have seen John perform all of the effects for the past years with much success and I was completely sold on his “no load” routine for the coin in the bottle which in my personal opinion is the finest version of this classic which I now use.”
ROY WALTON: DEALER AND OUTSTANDING CARD MAGICIAN
“I have now read the book and enjoyed it very much and I think the advice given and the tricks explained are both excellent.The quality of the book is well produced and clearly the contents are invaluable to any performing magician”.
MICHAEL BAILEY: FORMER TOP CORPORATE MAGICIAN AND PRESIDENT OF THE MAGIC CIRCLE
“John Derris’s philosophy of keeping it simple works in advertising (his former career), works in business and can work for you as a magician if you follow what he calls his common sense approach.I’ve always believed in simplicity of both plot and method so that the focus is on presentation and personality. But the great bonus in the KISS book are the tricks that John has originated or improved upon which he explains so well in these pages. No pipe dreams here -they have been well tried and tested in the real world of commercial entertaining. They are good. Read the chapters carefully and practice what John preaches. It will pay dividends”.
MARCEL BURN: MEMBER OF THE NOTTINGHAM GUILD OF MAGICIANS
“I have performed the “Staggered” routine and got a great reaction; this has given me confidence. I’ve now got a purse and a wooden coat hanger and am looking forward to doing that routine as well. Thank you for a really inspiring evening when you came to see us in Nottingham and I hope we can talk again in the future.”