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The movers and shakers of this world know that Michael Close is one of our best! In this volume, Michael reveals more of the secret ingredients that go into every one of these tasty treats. They may not be genuine miracles, but they're...very...very...close!
Includes: Dr. Strangetrick -
This handling for Card Warp may well be the most amazing and convincing yet created. Designed to fool the most astute spectator, this is Michael's favorite opening routine. For the first time, all the work is revealed.
The Judah Shoelace Routine -
A great penetration effect resurrected. Stewart Judah's wonderful trick fell out of favor because it required a paper straw. Michael's solution is simple, and makes it easy to carry the props in your pockets.
A Trick for O'Brien -
George Orwell would have loved this. Utilizing the concept of "who controls the present controls the past; who controls the past controls the future," a prediction effect is raised to miracle status. The principle involved can be applied to many other effects.
The Imagination Tester -
A weird origami effect in which a paperfold of a belt buckle becomes real.
Tut Tut -
Four widely-spaced Aces come together and trap a selected card. This sneaky effect allows you to shuffle a deck many times and still be ready for memorized deck mysteries. Myopia - This is very close to real mindreading. Two spectators think of cards. The magician asks one question and can immediately name the cards.
The Birthday Book -
This rounds up the memorized deck trilogy on Volume 5. A spectator selects a playing card. A date book is shown; next to each date is a playing card. The card written next to the spectator's birthday is shown. He has selected the exact same card. Michael Close has used this method to fry magicians and laymen around the world.