A bestseller on our site has been Joe Karson's The World's Fastest Card Trick. A great lesson of showmanship packed with loads of laughter for the audience. Now it is a pleasure for us to present an in-depth discussion of this trick by the great master Ken De Courcy.
In this manuscript, you will find the complete presentation of the trick by De Courcy, enriched with many different endings that make the trick memorable. The trick is a real comedy of errors in which a spectator is invited on stage to pick a card and then...the fun begins...Everything seems to go wrong while the performer tries again and again to find the card miserably failing...It is a real riot of laughter...
The manuscript is complete and explains everything in detail with many illustrations from the author himself.
From the introduction:
"Joe Karson will go down in magical history as the man who invented 'Zombie', although half the people using it have probably never heard of him.
He produced a number of other mysteries, amongst them "THE WORLD'S FASTEST CARD TRICK". This was an ingenious, one-person version of an old two-handed vaudeville skit. Over the years this has been of great value to me. Joe purposely included a simple climax to it to make it complete, but he obviously assumed any performer who used it would prefer to make his own.
Since the booklet in which the trick was described was published over thirty years ago, the effect will be new, both to magicians and audiences. During that time I have performed it hundreds of times using different finishes. These are described in this treatise, together with my own favorite
Give the trick the rehearsal it deserves, try it out and I'm sure you'll join me in thanking Joe Karson for a truly entertaining creation".
1st digital edition 2013, 21 pages.
word count: 4937 which is equivalent to 19 standard pages of text