Reviews of our recent collaboration, Jinx Companion
, continue to pop up. We're especially tickled by this one:
This collaborative work proves that self-published books can really, truly succeed. The Jinx Companion, a fun and informative study guide of sorts, was compiled by three writers—Craig Conley, Gordon Meyer, and Fredrick Turner—over the course of a yearlong study of Annemann's Jinx magazine.
Arguably one of the most important periodicals in the history of conjuring, and the source of much inspiration and the fodder for many other books, it's a wonder that no one considered planning a guided tour of The Jinx before.
Thankfully, this triumvirate knows how to lead an expedition, and has done so with great style and a sense of fun, which permeates each page of the publication. The trio culled important or fascinating references, mapped out paths to forgotten miracles, and brought back other tantalizing tidbits from obscurity (or the depths of memory, at least). Incorporated throughout are the cut-and-paste graphics that made Annemann's original so intriguing and visually interesting in the first place. All those factors make this a trip worth taking.
... Ultimately ... the treatise is a keeper. It reawakened my interest in past bits that I'd forgotten about, and it opened my eyes to things I'd never really noticed in Annemann's work. And that's the general idea, so the authors have clearly scored a hit.
—Gabe Fajuri, MAGIC Magazine