A Classic Available After Ten Years & The Anticipated Sequel
Two books from one of the most celebrated creators in the industry! Destroyers is the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book on the coin and close-up work of Troy Hooser. After years of scarcity, it is FINALLY AVAILABLE AGAIN, on the ten-year anniversary of its first printing. Written by Joshua Jay and filled with material that has shaped a generation of coin and card material, this book embodies the term neo-classic, hardbound and fully illustrated.
That was the good news. Here's the GREAT news: Moments is an ENTIRELY NEW COLLECTION OF MATERIAL BY TROY HOOSER. For the last ten years, Troy has developed a markedly different approach to close-up, and this collection features 25 BRAND NEW HOOSER ROUTINES, seeing print here for the very first time. Hardbound, fully illustrated.
"One of my biggest influences in magic, Troy Hooser, is the rare combination of elegant simplicity with diabolical methodology."
- Homer Liwag
Both books come together in a beautiful, limited edition slipcase.
"Destroyers is filled with killer magic that is both audience tested and practical. Learning Troy's material is well worth your time and investment"
- Bob Kohler
An immediate sensation when it debuted ten years ago, Destroyers remains relevant, innovative and "highly recommended" (Michael Close, MAGIC Magazine). Acclaimed author Joshua Jay takes you on a whirlwind tour of over forty routines and sleights, each one explained with thoughtful prose and distinctive illustrations. You will learn over a dozen coin routines that require no table, how to levitate a small mask, how to produce a bottle from nowhere, and how to produce a padlock from two rubber bands. This updated and expanded edition of Destroyers features over seven routines not originally included, as well as additional commentary and dozens of new illustrations.
The name Troy Hooser has always been associated with the underground magic scene. For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Hooser has quietly developed a repertoire of material that amazes laymen. Hooser's material has also captured the imaginations of the magic industry's thought leaders-Troy Hooser is, perhaps, your favorite magician's favorite magician. In his first collection, he tips a lifetime of secrets and the theory behind them. These tricks wreak havoc on the logic of spectators. These tricks are Destroyers.
"Highly recommended for the serious student...Top notch and well thought out...Destroyers is the reason that the flipper coin has become so popular."
- Dr. Michael Rubenstein, Coin Magic Seminar
"Destroyers has been instrumental in my own magical development. Any serious student of magic would benefit from careful study of Troy's entire body of work."
Eric Jones, Audio and An Extension of Me
Pages: 189 - Hardcover - Black and White Illustrations
"Troy Hooser's work in Moments is excellent, and I particularly enjoyed the longer routines. I think anyone who likes coin magic will enjoy Moments. I know I did."
- David Roth
Moments is a brand new collection of over thirty routines and sleights from heralded creator and performer Troy Hooser. A decade after the enormous success of Hooser's first collection, Destroyers, author Joshua Jay returns to document a wonderful new development in Troy's style and output.
If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Hooser's work, his visual, whimsical style will delight you. If you are familiar with Mr. Hooser's work, Moments will still come as a startling surprise. Whereas his earlier material was all performed standing, much of this material is performed in the classical style, seated. Whereas much of his earlier material was short, this book includes five "acts," each one comprised of several routines or tricks sequenced together for thematic purposes.
"Troy Hooser has been on the cutting edge of coin magic for over two decades. It would be rare to find a practicing coin magician without some contribution from Troy in his repertoire."
- Todd Lassen, master coin craftsman
"There is an amazing progression in this collection. If you liked Destroyers-and I think everyone did-then you are going to LOVE Moments."
- Andi Gladwin, author of 52 Memories
Pages: 135 - Hardcover - Black and White Illustrations