by Olivier Longhi
This is not just another book test. Lots of effects can be performed with just this book alone.
Each book is hand made with over two hours of labor carefully put into each and every one of them. Made of high quality material, this book is designed to last.
Four effects are fully described, but the instructions explain another 15 more effects or ideas that can be added. If you are familiar with book tests, you'll understand how powerful this one is, and the potential the principle hides. Here are some of those effects :
1st Effect :
The spectator rolls a couple of dices on the table, add the faces to obtain a number. Then, he opens a book, freely anywhere he wants, et memorizes the sentence on the row that matches his number. The magician focuses a few seconds, and start writing on his board. The spectator reads the sentence out loud, and as the magician shows his board, you will realize that it's a match.
2nd Effect :
The spectator opens the book wherever he wants, and chooses a row number. He is asked to remember the first word of the row, it does not matter if this is the right or the left page. Once he tells which row number it is, the magician is able to reveal instantly what word is chosen, and it is up to him to make it as magical as possible...
3rd Effect :
The magician explains that each one of us have different feelings about books, movies, paintings. However, some objects can also be attracted by some persons, and have the ability to recognize them. In order to prove it, the magician asks for a spectator to come on stage. He shows a few books, and the spectator pick one, open it anywhere and name the page number. The magician takes the book, and read a chapter in the page. The chapter is about a woman that fit the description of the spectator. As he keeps reading, there's a description of the character of the persons that also match the spectator on stage. How coincidental ?
4th Effect :
The magician explains that this book is extremely valuable to him, as it was offered by his mentor that passed away a few years ago. He realizes that the book itself has some kind of powers. That book can have some visions. He asks a spectator to pick a card, and keep it safe somewhere without looking at it. Now, the spectator opens the book anywhere, and read the last sentence of the page. As the spectator reads the book, the name of a playing card is revealed. The spectator retrieves the hidden playing card, and it is the same?
Comes with Hardbound Edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Photo Illustrated Instructions.