Many disregard a lot of Jennings work purely based on the generalization that he was a move monkey,
and all though that might be the case with some of his effects, with most of the ones in this book
they are obtainable by any intermediate sleight of hand artist. He explains his finesses on ace
assemblys, spelling tricks, and much more. 3 of my favorite things within the ages of this book are
'Depth Thrust' an effect where a spectator selects a card and is lost in the center of the deck, the
deck is given to the spectator face down and they take the deck under the table or behind their back
and turn two cards and reverse them and place them in two different locations in the deck, they then
bring the deck back around and with a snap, when you spread the the deck the two face up cards are
now trapping the selection between them. The next effect is 'The Los Angeles Hop' which is his
rendition of the biddle trick which in my opinion, removes the most natural part of the original
handling. The third effect is 'Search and Stop' an minor miracle in which a selection is shuffled
into the deck and placed in your inner coat pocket, you one by one move cards from the deck to your
other pocket and whenever the spectator says stop the car YOU ARE HOLDING, not the next one. not the
last one but the one in your hand is their selection. I couldn't recommend this book enough and I
highly recommend you pick up a copy.
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