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Famous Quotations by Steve Dusheck

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This is Steve Dusheck’s entry in the Book Test market and it was inspired by effects created by Phil Goldstein and Larry Becker. Very well produced A little bold, but some of the best magic is.

The book cannot be examined, but if you follow Steve’s simple suggestions and routine you have in your hands a clean and convincing book test that will fool even the most knowledgeable spectators and some magicians too 🙂

Inventor and book author Steve Dusheck, was mostly known for creating magician’s props, not mentalism. However, he created a mentalist’s Forcing Book called Famous Quotations in 1994. It was a slim hardcover, cloth-bound in black, maroon or teal. After some introductory pages with plenty of text, every two-page spread contained the name Leo Durocher and the quotation “Nice guys finish last.” Dusheck suggests having a participant slide a bookmark into the book and opening it there to avoid having her flip through and notice the duplication.

Besides revealing the quotation, you can divine whichever one of the four words that the participant concentrates on by use of a simple but clever Anagram method, suggesting there is an “s” or “s-sound” in the word, or an “i” or “i-sound.”

Because the book is titled Famous Quotations, but has nothing inside except the same four-word sentence on every odd page and the name, Leo Durocher on every even page, it is hard to see how anyone handling it would not notice both the nearly empty contents and the repetition. In a private email, noted Book Test expert Dick Christian referred to this product as “the worst book test I ever paid for.”

Details: A member of the audience is handed a book of famous quotations. The book is opened to any page and the spectator is asked to think of any word on the page. Now you are able to reveal the word thought of by the spectator. Nothing is written down and you don’t force the word which is selected.

After revealing the word thought of, you recite the complete quotation and name the person who said it. If you wish, you can also predict the specific word in the quotation which the spectator will choose.

This 104 page hardcover book does all the work for you. All you need add is the presentation. This is the way a real mind reader would do a book test.

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Approx. Price: $50.00 (2021) ***

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1 review for Famous Quotations by Steve Dusheck

  1. Andy Martin

    This is Steve Dusheck’s entry in the Book Test market and it was inspired by effects created by Phil Goldstein and Larry Becker. Very well produced A little bold, but some of the best magic is.

    The book cannot be examined, but if you follow Steve’s simple suggestions and routine you have in your hands a clean and convincing book test that will fool even the most knowledgeable spectators and some magicians too 🙂

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