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Diary of a Madman
by Jeff Stone


(1 review, 4 customer ratings) ★★★

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Diary of a Madman by Jeff Stone

The latest ebook from Jeff Stone, Diary of a Madman is an eclectic collection of ideas, tricks, presentations, moves, and routines ranging from card control, to mind control. Sprinkled in amongst the madness you'll find card magic, voodoo doll magic, stuff with pendulums, the zodiac and more. The variety of each effect when combined together can make a complete show with texture, and take your audience on an emotional journey from the silly to the intimate, the scary, and the creepy all in one show. Enjoy Diary of a Madman.

Over the Mountain: Use this technique to prove that you can truly read the spectator's thoughts as you prove that you know exactly what card she was thinking of.

Flying High Again: A drawing of a superhero comes to life as the spectators witness the image change and they even catch a glimpse of the superhero drawing fly.

You Can't Kill Rock and Roll: When spectators ask you a stupid question, this is the answer. They watch you stick a pencil right through a guitar pick (and several other variations).

Believer: An excellent twist on "Bank Night" that is the easiest method you'll ever do, and stitches your whole show together from start to finish, and unlike typical versions, this version has no "losers." Everyone who plays walks away very happy with the end result.

Little Dolls: If you like creepy, dark, and voodoo, then you'll love this one as you get the spectator to do your dirty work for you, and of course, you've predicted the outcome in a chill-inducing way. They won't forget this one any time soon.

Tonight: In an intimate moment between you and the spectator, she divines your zodiac sign.

S.A.T.O. / Strange Voyage: If you do cards across, you will add this extra bit to your presentation. If you don't do cards across, you'll start doing it, and you'll add this extra bit to your presentation.

Diary of a Madman: We wrap up this madness with a story about . . . well, madness. A man driven insane by the ability to see the future predicts the outcome of events even while locked away in an insane asylum.

1st edition 2021, PDF 28 pages.
word count: 7775 which is equivalent to 31 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Chet Cox (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Jeff Stone IS a madman. Let there be no mistake about that. Only a madman would dream such dreams as his. Only one lost to reality would take random thoughts, undreamed dreams, and manipulate them into words and sentences on paper, then to present them as feats of the supernatural which he presents as harmless. So harmless.

You think this mad? First he gives a deck of cards to Alice. (Is he dreaming of the madness of Wonderland or the Land Behind the Looking Glass?) "Alice" looks through the deck, choosing a card, then cuts, shuffles, cuts and shuffles again, and you suddenly reveal which card she only thought of!! Why would you think him mad?

Then - or perhaps much later - he flatters a child, drawing a simple drawing to represent the child. He suggests that she is in disguise - indeed, that the youngster is a superhero and that he will prove this by revealing her secret identity. He drapes a cloth over the drawing and holds it tight to the table. The drawing begins to fly into the air, struggling to escape from the cloth!! As the cloth is pulled away, we see that he HAS revealed her secret identity, in costume, flying about the drawing of her civilian identity.

Madness! That there are at least six further demonstrations of shattering what we know to be real! And yet further ideas that, if worked out in one's own mind, can lead a person to an experiment in possibility, of the most successful man trapped in that possible reality where Life itself offered no further challenges. You may find a page from his diary, in which he lost his reason in an attempt to find some law of change, some rule of physics, which would cause him to win, and win, and win again.

These are the scrambled thoughts, disguised as several "magic tricks," which make up that page and more - from a Diary of a Madman.

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