There would hardly be any mentalist or magician who would not be familiar with the old and well known 1089 force. At the same time, there would also hardly be any mentalist or magician who still uses this force in the old standard manner. In that sense this force seems dated.
But throughout the history of magic, this unique force has been extremely fascinating both mathematically and magically.
Here are some fresh and novel ideas related to this force which you can actually go out and use right today. There are 6 different ideas which are innovative and allow you to create full routines with powerful impact. Most probably they will also stimulate your own creative juices to flow in some new directions.
Also included are several interesting revelation ideas, a couple of lead-in script lines of different themes which may help you to justify the process and finally, the seed of a cool bonus idea. Whether a beginner or a pro, you will surely find value in these pages or so it is hoped.
1st edition 2018, 16 pages.
word count: 3418 which is equivalent to 13 standard pages of text
Reviewed by David Burmeister (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Sunday 14 October, 2018
I was a little skeptical about buying this because the force is so old. But after having said that THE UNKNOWN MENTALIST HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!! THE UNKNOWN MENTALIST has definitely breathed new life into this force. By combining different principles I believe that most mentalists / magician's and definitely lay people will be fooled by this. I recommend this very highly!
Reviewed by Dan Beach
★★★★★ Date Added: Sunday 07 October, 2018
(I don't own the book; the rating is for the trick) Don't let the age of a trick keep you from making it your own, and doing it in a fresh new way. I think it is remarkable someone wrote a book about this old standby. I actually opened a show with this one, in a retirement center. My take on it was, after I had my volunteer do all the math, (first of all, do whatever you need to do to avoid using the phrase "three-digit number" as you start introducing the trick) I pretend to fail to be able to reveal the number by myself, after some effort. So I get more volunteers who draw "random" cards from a "shuffled" deck. They don't even look at the cards, they're just holding them. (If they don't know the value of the cards, how could the magician?) Then yet another volunteer with another pad writes the numerical value of each of the cards as they are read off, then they turn their pad around, to show their number; the first volunteer turns their pad around, and bingo-bango the numbers match! To my delight, this got attention! I never read this or anything, but it sure worked. I don't know if this is in the book or not, but you are more than welcome to it if you can use it.