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Trick Review: Houdini Book Test

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Trick Review: Houdini Book Test
This gimmicked book is a powerful tool that lets you perform a disarming and convincing book test with your choice of books. And it’s also an interesting book to read. I thoroughly like the "Houdini Book Test."

Free Choices

You ask a spectator to freely select a book from several that are available. Another spectator is given or forced this gimmicked book. Your second spectator is asked to freely open the book, “The Miracle Mongers” by Harry Houdini, and call out the page that they turned to. This chosen page number becomes the page that the first spectator, in classic book test fashion, opens and reads. You then tell the spectator what he is seeing on that page.

The gimmicked book allows you perform a Hoy-style book test but takes it a step further as the page number is generated by a spectator and not you. And the spectator is not a stooge.

Simple and Effective

The book can withstand casual examination and is easy to work with. There’s no complicated index or system to memorize and no calculations, the Houdini book does all of the work for you. And the book itself is an interesting read.

While I'm a big fan of Devin Knight’s “Double Coincidence” book test, I found “Houdini Book Test” to be an elegant and powerful tool that is clean, simple and convincing, and lets you perform a book test with any books that you wish to work with. This one is really good.

-Wayne N. Kawamoto

MSRP: (US) $49.95

Dealers can purchase from Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.

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