Impossibilia - The Close-Up Magic of John Bannon
This book has been around for awhile now. It has some real classics. Play it Straight Triumph, Discrepancy City Prediction, Shriek Of The Mutilated, 'Twixt The Devil just to name a few. These are great effects and ones I have myself performed. I really like John's use of the "Mystery" card in several of the effects as well. It is a real killer when it ends up being the very card that was only moments ago chosen by the spectator. John's magic is usually fairly easy to do but strong enough for any crowd. The presentations are usually pretty interesting but you can always create your own presentation if your not happy with John's quirky humor. As it should be anyway. Make the magic yours. There is a something here for everyone ranging from cards to coins to predictions to cups and balls and even a chop cup routine. The book is a lot of fun to read and learn from. The writing is top notch and all the sleights are covered. So you new guys wont be left stranded. A great book for any skill level.
Date Added: 12/26/2012 by Tod Waller