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PostSubject: Book..."The Plot Thickens" by Oliver Meech   Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:45 pm

Description: Book by Oliver Meech
From: www.olivermeech.co.uk
Price: £12.49.

Index:
"Stuff with cards"

1. Invisible man.
2. Cardboard Birthday cake.
3. Correctional Facility
4. Not seeing the Wood for the Trees.
5. Telling your Ace from your elbow.

"Stuff with Coins"

1. Fishbowl Coin illusion.
2. Touching Transposition.
3. X-Ray Coin.
4. Swig load.
5. Free Money in every pack.

"Stuff with the mind"

1. Bubble Image.
2. Speechless.
3. Random Poetry.
4. Spin the Bottle.
5. Psychic Strumming.
6. I Spy.

"And Stuff with, well, Stuff"

1. Unwritten.
2. Every flavour Jelly Beans.
3. Flaming Voodoo.
4. On with his head.
5. Final Signature.
6. Secret Service Load.

My Comments:

I thought that 22 effects for £12.49. was excellent value. Oliver has a great sense of humour which is obvious from his writings. He has a very off the wall attitude to his effects, which I find very refreshing. He credits where it is due.

Haveing said that, personally, there are only a few items I would actually use, as I have come away of late from Close-Up/Cards but some can be modified for Stage. My personal favourites were "Telling your Ace from your Elbow", "Can't see the Wood for the Trees" and "Fishbowl Illusion".

I think, for £12.49. you can't go wrong, even if you only used one effect its worth the price.

Chris
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PostSubject: Re: Book..."The Plot Thickens" by Oliver Meech   Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:48 pm

Only just seen this, Chris - thanks for the review.

What's the coin stuff like? You say you like "Fishbowl Illusion"- can you tell us a little bit more about that?
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PostSubject: Re: Book..."The Plot Thickens" by Oliver Meech   Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:51 am

Fish Bowl Illusion:

A Coin with a drawing of a fish on one side and a fish bowlon the other, is spun so that the fish "appears" to be in the fish bowl. The coin is spun a second time, and when it slows, the fish is seen to have jumped from one side of the coin to the other so that it really is in the fish bowl.

All his stuff is very off the wall, unusual, but then again thats what makes this book different, and for the money, if I only used one effect from it,its £12.49. well spent.

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