Here’s what they say about Paul Gordon;
His Magic Books, Tricks, Dvds, Shows and Lectures.
RAFAEL BENATAR "Paul Gordon's lecture was full of truly practical and effective material that caught the attention of even those who are not into cards. Every single piece is worthy of study, great impact with a minimum of effort and many wonderful ungimmicked solutions. Very inspiring."
DAN HARLAN "The best response we've ever had from a laymen audience at Penguin Live was that from Paul Gordon performing at the bar."
WAYNE FOX “Brilliant lecture. Apart from the well chosen mix of card magic, it was great to see a seasoned working pro performing materiel that's clearly been performed hundreds of times over, with great gags and one liners structured in the routines.”
ANDI GLADWIN “We think Gold Dust is a great book. It’s enormous and beautiful. It contains lots of clever strong card magic. Extremely worthwhile!” - Vanishing Inc (Joshua Jay & Andi Gladwin)
PETER NARDI “I have always been blown away by Paul Gordon’s stuff and The Gold Dust Trilogy is one of my favourite set of books I've ever purchased!"
JOHN CAREY “Stunning performance. You were HOT! Great performer and I think The Gold Dust Trilogy are brilliant!”
GARY JONES "Thank you Paul for your lecture; you smashed it. I actually DO perform every trick you lectured in the real world. Thank you for sharing your effects and all those very important snippets of information about how to perform in real working environments which you also add to your lecture, and of course the funny stories about your experiences with the legends of magic. You have been there and done it; huge respect indeed sir. Your Tenkai Sandwich, among many others, is a real worker. Stunning! It's replaced the Jennings trick in my act. Yes, it's that good! I highly recommend Gold Dust Trilogy"
COLIN MILLER "I've Been going over Paul Gordon's Gold Dust Live DVDs and absolutely loving them, what a delight they are! The production quality, packaging and sheer quality of this DVD set is AMAZING! Let alone the 40 odd effects contained within. Paul has always had a knack of creating punchy routines that end with a cricket bat around the head... After a slight pause of course! Exceptional work... Itching to practice some of those tricks now!
PAUL PICKFORD "I don't post on Facebook very often but when I'm impressed I sometimes do. I went to see Paul Gordon at the Wolverhampton Circle Of Magicians last week. I have to say the two hours flew by mainly because it was entertaining from start to finish. I'm a card guy but I heard a lot of people who aren't necessarily into cards say that they still really enjoyed it. The reason for this, I think, is Paul's advice and tips on the motivation and psychology of performing magic. This advice can be applied to all genres of magic and obviously comes from Paul's considerable experience in performing for both magicians and laypersons. His magic was both entertaining and strong and, to be honest, I doubt anyone would leave one if his lectures disappointed. Paul's lecture is a perfect examples of how magic should be performed and taught."
ANDY CLOCKWISE “There are not many card lectures that I could watch again, and again, and again, but recently at The Watford Association Of Magicians you gave us yet another very enjoyable lecture. Your lecture was entertaining from start to finish, with great Magic and wonderful stories which kept the members glued. The 2 hours flew past. You are a true professional.”
ROGER CURZON "In recent years my love of card magic has become somewhat jaded. However, Paul's recent (appropriately titled) book Gold Dust is starting to rekindle my love of cards. It is a large tome which contains a treasure trove of inspirational material (150 effects in total plus a chapter on useful moves) and, to be honest, I can't put it down. You don't have to go beyond the first effect ('Head to Head Poker') to find gold. I shall certainly be using this. Many thanks Paul for a cornucopia of wonderful card magic."
ALDO COLOMBINI "Paul Gordon is the creator of practical, entertaining magic for close-up. Viewing his creative and unique approaches will open new doors for thought and will help you be a better magician."
GRAHAM P. JOLLEY “What a great routine COPWAKED is. Has a clear plot, visual, entertaining and very baffling. It's the kind of effect people will remember and talk about. And it's practical. Instant re-set.”
ETIENNE PRADIER “COPWAKED is a great routine; very visual and has a great story. Well done. I have added it to my close up act!”
NICK EINHORN "COPWAKED is a nice jumbo packet trick with a twist and a turn they won't see coming!"
J. C WAGNER “Your Corner of Piccadilly is wonderful. You are a great performer, my friend! Paul Gordon is one fine performer! His style is a lot like mine when I'm performing behind the bar. His effects are straight to the point. Short and sweet with his personality overshinning and guiding you through his magic. I'm sure you will delight in what he has given away in this new book. Listen to what he says about what effects to select in your performance's and the smart advice he gives you from a working pro! Enjoy my friends!”
CAMERON FRANCIS “Just finished watching Card Startlers (3 DVD set) and all I can say is Wow! I love this set. Great practical card stuff!."
MAX MAVEN “As a contributor to the original 1982 version, it should be obvious that I'm a fan of the types of offbeat binary material to be found in the expanded "16th Card Book" and its sequel. Indeed, I'm looking forward to the next one.”
JOHN GUASTAFERRO “Thank you for your wonderful book, Cardistry. I'm enjoying it a great deal. I love your take on Jack Parker’s Ouroboros.”
BOB SHEETS “Loved your work and your DVD (Card Startlers)”
MIKE POWERS “Yes, the ‘Blow The Roof Of Magician Fooler’ (from Carbon Footprints) is very good indeed!”
WALT LEES “Paul Gordon held some fifty people enthralled as he demonstrated some items from his books. In situations like this, his command is phenomenal. With his showmanship and personality power he makes card tricks entertaining and meaningful…he has them hanging onto his every word – not just for a few minutes but for an hour or so! Paul has all the attack of a Ken Brooke or a Rovi! Watch Paul Gordon [perform] on his “Card Startlers” DVD to see what proper card magic looks like and the response it gets.”
STEVE BEAM “The Gordon Principle is pretty darned clever!”
J. K. HARTMAN “Thanks for your wonderful book. (Second 16th Card Book.) You approach your effects with great magical enthusiasm.”
MARTY KANE “With the 1997 publication of Nocturnal Creations, Paul Gordon struck a fresh chord in the world of card magic. Here was a diverse collection of audience-tested, practical, entertaining effects requiring no advanced skills. The publication of a few more tomes of similar calibre cemented Paul's reputation in the card magic field. “
MARC DeSOUZA “Paul Gordon is a force to reckon with in the field of magic. From commercial effects, to substantial tomes on card magic to valuable additions to the history of our art, Paul is constantly producing material that is well worth reading...thoughtful and thought provoking.”
STEPHEN MINCH “I am appreciative of Paul Gordon's efforts in bringing back into focus various works of quality from decades past; works that deserve to be remembered and studied, and can be, in part due to Mr. Gordon's making them once more available.”
JIM SISTI “Paul has done a service to the literature of card magic [The Second 16th Card Book] by not only resurrecting this gem but also giving it a new coat of paint. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent between its covers and if you're a card magic aficionado, I suspect you will, also.”
HARRY LORAYNE “I could not find one bad trick in Nocturnal Creations! Explorations, too, contains some awfully good ideas! Well done! By the way, Paul – I love your card work!”
MIKE CLOSE "I enjoyed Protean Card Magic...all the routines are explained clearly. If you like Apocalypse...you'll like this book."
JAMY IAN SWISS "The Gordon Diary Trick is a superb addition to the diary genre!"
NICK TROST “Card Conjuring (reprinted in Card Collective) is your best book. The material is outstanding!”
ROY WALTON "Explorations is a beautifully produced booklet with material within that I find of great interest!"
JON RACHERBAUMER “Excellent job, my friend. (Second 16th Card Book.) Compact, succinct, and stimulating!"
SHAWN FARQUHAR “I enjoyed your lecture and performance at 4F’s. You have a wickedly good [singing] voice and were the highlight of that show!”
PAUL HALLAS “Cardistry is an enjoyable read with some neat routines and is worth a look. My favourites are Shocked Aces, We're In The Money, Discombobulated and Most Amazing. To be actually using four items from one book is pretty good for me. Cardistry should certainly be included in the nominations (of best book).”
JACK PARKER “Dear Paul…your lecture was excellent and your performance thrilling! Also, the stuff you showed me ‘over’ the curry was quite staggering!”
DAVID REGAL “Corner of Piccadilly is a very strong monte routine that uses un-gaffed cards. Its kicker is truly astounding, and all can be examined. If ever there was a “worker,” this is it.”
BORIS WILD “It is rare to see a magician who can entertain an audience that much with just a deck of cards. But Paul Gordon is one of them! His shows are as funny as the magic he performs is strong. Paul perfectly knows what the spectators enjoy and deliver it to them with great humour and killer effects.”
ELIZABETH WARLOCK “Paul will never bore you. Good looking, well groomed and attired, with personality plus entertainment. His lecture was a lesson in how to entertain every kind of audience with cards.”
LEE SMITH “I Just love Paul Gordon’s style of magic and have many of his routines in my repertoire. Some of my favourite routines to perform have been created by Paul and much is in my working set. He is one of few magicians I can say this about!"
PETER DUFFIE “I really like Paul Gordon’s The Killer Observation Test (packet trick). The sudden surprise ending got me. There are discrepancies which I missed -- but I love discrepancies. I think you have a winner here!”
IAN ROWLAND “Your depth of experience and passion for the art came shining through, and I like where you pitch your work for lecture audiences - not ultra-advanced and finger-flingy, but not so simple as to be trite. It's all smart and practical, and you present it all brilliantly.”
PETER DUFFIE “I really like Red Herring. An excellent audience pleaser with an instant reset.” And, “I like The Psychedelic Foursome. A very strong effect that leaves four examinable cards on the table.” (MAGIC review)
ALEX ELMSLEY “Quite wonderful dear Paul. Your lovely routine Head To Head Poker thrilled me.”
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