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This e-book has four beautiful routines with patter, by some of the masters of magic, brought up to date by Paul, and presented to the magic community. Do not pass this up. These are professional routines that will make you smile. 3 videos included!
THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE! - The "title cut" from a Jack Avis effect. Marlo marveled at the genius of this effect...he loved it. This full routine features an impossible transposition of selections. The cards may be borrowed and signed by the spectators. This is devious. Wait until you see the ingenious method employed.
CHANGES - Al Leech (creator of Red Hot Mama), presents a full-scale routine that will freak your spectators out. Imagine the four Aces, one-at-a-time changing into the four Kings...then suddenly snap back into Aces. The four Kings are found face-up in the middle of the deck. There are no thick multiple packet switches...this one is easy to do and the modus operandi is simplicity itself. Brilliant!
MARLO'S OIL & WATER - This ingenious routine (as presented and performed by Darwin Ortiz) is so deceptive...even the performer won't know how it works. This is the best one out there and the hilarious patter makes this routine a pleasure to perform...and so easy to do.
TRAP & TRADE - J.K. Hartman's genius is on display in this fun routine. The four Queens are presented and the two black Queens are placed into the card box. A selection is then lost into the deck. The red Queens are sent to search for the rogue selection. The red Queens "capture" a card...which turns out to be the two black Queens. The selection is found in the card box. This is a masterful study of a brilliant plot.
1st edition 2018, 22 pages + 3 videos.
Reviewed by Enrico Varella
★★★★★ Date Added: Sunday 27 May, 2018
Before the Internet age, when our audience exclaimed 'That's Impossible!', it was music to our ears. Indeed, it still is an assuring response, when today's jaded and informed audience (raised on a plethora of magic performances and exposes), utter this simple exclamation.
To astonish and amaze the spectator, the classical plots remain, yet, undaunted by time and technology. These are clearly designed effects with a direct route from Method to Effect, with clever integration of built-in Misdirection.
Each of these four gemstones in this small book, can help us cast illumination and elucidation on our individual sense of purpose in magic. 'That's Impossible' nudged me to reconsider the in-the-hands impact of a simple translocation. The finish of this trick tempted me to do Francis Carlyle's 'Homing Card' trick. 'Changes' is an 'Interchange' effect, done naturally and deliberately (with neatness and precision) before the big finish. One would be incomplete as a close-up worker without a strong 'red-black' separation in 'Ultimate Oil & Water'. The bonus effect by J.K. Hartman emphasises why acts of impossibility can be distilled into simplicity and boldness of moves.
Professional magician and prolific writer, Paul Lelekis has once again written and compiled four powerful card effects from his repertoire. Learn these, rehearse these as scripted and choreographed, and await those lovely words 'That's Impossible!'
Reviewed by Christopher Weber
★★★★★ Date Added: Thursday 24 May, 2018
That’s Impossible!! By Paul Lelekis is another time-tested collection of awesome card tricks that you’ll find both a pleasure to learn and entertaining to your audience. These are old classics that Paul has reworked and updated for the modern audience. Read Pauls’ intro and you’ll learn why it’s so important to know and honor the great magicians and their wonderful effects from the past. It’s like the musician who’s new to jazz. He must learn all about Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louie Armstrong and the great tunes they made famous. I loved working on “That’s Impossible” in particular. So cool that you’re set up for a card to pocket trick at the end…very clever! An awesome working of “Oil and Water” a neat transposition effect and an ingenious sandwich effect all together is one handy e-book. The workings are all streamlined and written up in Pauls’ clear, easy to grasp style. Includes three video clips to help you along the way learning some beautiful controls. So what are you waiting for? Get this book, grab a deck of cards and start having fun!
Reviewed by Rick Carruth
★★★★★ Date Added: Thursday 24 May, 2018
Paul knows what magicians like. They love effects that amaze the public.. and fool fellow magicians. The former is available in many magic books. The latter is available right here. I recommend THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE to my readers and to my magic buddies. You can't beat the cost.. at only two dollars per effect for professionally scripted classics. Get it...
Reviewed by Roy Eidem
★★★★★ Date Added: Tuesday 22 May, 2018
Paul is a full time working magician & knows what plays for the working performer. If you are a lover of card magic, these are some direct magical effects you will use & even fool your magic friends.