A little skimpy in content, given the price, but you'll probably find a few effects or principles in
here that are worth knowing. In some cases, you might end up fooling yourself as you try to figure
out how and why it works.
The best effects are probably Nine Card and Bermuda Triangle...
the latter is a reworking of an old principle, but it's a presentation that actually fits the
routine, and takes it out of the realm of a purely mathematical puzzle.
Some of the other
effects use familiar mathematical forces and feel like filler. For a 30 page book, there shouldn't
be any filler at all... but $12 bucks for 3 or 4 good ideas isn't a bad value.
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The effects here are not rapid fire mysteries. They're more of the "slow-boil" type.
Spectators need to be patient and attentive (i.e., great at following instructions).
These routines have a different vibe to them - they don't rely on sleight of hand. They are
mystical in their own right and are simply more diabolical with their use of subtlety and hidden
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A version of the Bermuda Triangle Problem was performed on television by Doug Henning, the 9 card
mystery has been performed by Justin Flom, David Copperfield and Lance Burton on national
television. The One O'Clock Mystery was used by David Copperfield on television as well.
This book is jam-packed with ideas used by the best of the best for the largest audiences
possible. For this price, every trick in the book is a steal!