Product & Lecture Reviews

Paul Gordon Card Magic Lecture, Lecturer, Workshops, Lectures

Here's What THEY Say (just a few reviews/comments)

JEFF McBRIDE "Your book arrived and it is wonderful. I love your style. Gold Dust is pure gold!" 


WAYNE DOBSON "I have just spent a very enjoyable couple of hours watching  Paul Gordon's excellent AT THE TABLE LECTURE – there are so many workable ideas, but my favourite purely from a selfish point of view is STRIP POKER, it's a real fooler! I urge you to watch this, you will not be disappointed!"


JACK CARPENTER "Your Ultimate Transposition was/is ahead of its time Paul! Absolutely perfect!" 


GARY JONES "I don't normally like counting tricks, but yours are always an exception. Prediction Supreme (Gold Dust) is really fast paced and there's something interesting happening all of the time. And, the payoff just looks so impossible. Looking at this from a spectator's perspective (which I always do) how, after all that mixing and free choices, can all those coincidences happen. Excellent as usual!" And, "Paul Gordon's The Corner of Piccadilly is without doubt the best '3' card Monte effect out there and it ends cleans and ready to go again." 


JIM SISTI "There's no fluff in Paul Gordon's material. It's obviously all been worked and honed in front of real people. I enjoy watching him work in the videos he posts almost as much as I've enjoyed his books and contributions to Apocalypse over the years." 


PAUL GREEN "Luckily, I was fortunate to see the latest download from Paul Gordon and Penguin Magic.  The Muldoon Match is one of his great routines for the real world.  The instruction is top-notch.  Clearly explained and performed.  While it is an easy trick to do, technically, Paul also teaches some great nuances and additional thoughts about your performances. The routine can be done for one person or a group of three.  It is a great “interlude pieces” and will probably end up in my working repertoire.  It is stunningly simple, yet a strong piece of Magic.”


JOHN CAREY "The Muldoon Match is a beautifully constructed triple matching routine that people will remember! It looks so fair as your spectators make all the choices and are actively involved in the presentation. Paul left no stone unturned in the teaching of this effect. I give it my highest recommendation!"


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."


TOM GAGNON "Paul Gordon's The Ultimate Sting is a killer trick! Great."


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 during his Penguin Live Lecture."


NICK EINHORN "I regularly use the Gordon Diary in my close-up work. It provides one of the strongest reactions to anything I perform. It hits people on an entirely different level to other tricks they see. Highly recommended."


VANISHING INC (Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay) "Paul Gordon's Gold Dust is enormous and beautiful. Magic taught with Paul's thoughtful, clear and conversational prose. Whether you are a longtime Paul Gordon fan or new to his work, this is the best effects over his entire career. Paul has devised lots of clever, strong card magic, peppered throughout his well-reviewed books and pamphlets. Many are rare and now out of print. So to own the very best, makes this extremely worthwhile."


ALDO COLOMBINI "Paul Gordon is one of my favorite creators and writers. His style is easy to understand and he's a very good teacher. Because his magic is so strong you have the perfect combination of creator, writer and teacher. Bravo. Most of all, he's one of my top ten entertainers."


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! Paul is one of the best I've seen.”


BOB SHEETS “Loved your work and your DVD (Gold Dust Live 3-DVD Set)”


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 “Gold Dust” DVD to see what proper card magic looks like and the response it gets.”


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! The Gold Dust Trilogy is stunning.”


LARRY JENNINGS (via J. C Wagner in 1992) "Yes, J. C. I like Mr. Gordon's style. He doesn't hold back. Good energy. I like it."


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!”


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.”


TOMMY WONDER "I really enjoyed watching you work. You made your magic sing."