"...a wonderful approach to a classic! It is really simple to do and it is a worker! If you love effects "cronologue style" this is for you!" - Luca Volpe
"I've just read this and, MAN, Pablo know what it takes to entertain! No need for complicated methods, electronics or plots: just an understanding of what people really care about. This is classic Amirá: simple, bold, beautiful and super fooling!!! The way he teaches it does require a certain prop, but he also talks about ways to do without it and frankly, if you've been around for some time, you'll come up with a few ideas of your own, I'm sure." - Adrien Lochon
is my take on the neoclassic Bob Cassidy
- 52 Weeks in a Year
- 52 Playing Cards in a deck of cards.
- From a velvet bag you take a notebook which features all 52 weeks, each of them with one playing card.
Your participant names any date. That day is found and the card is read out loud. From the bag is taken one regular playing card, which is precisely the participant's one!
- Only one diary
- No deck of cards (as Bob's original routine)
- Perfect for all venues (close up, walk-around, parlor or stage)
- Any day of the year
- You can give away the playing card if you want
- Always correct
1st edition 2017, 12 pages.
word count: 2650 which is equivalent to 10 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Tuesday 28 November, 2017
This is a nice version of Bob Cassidy's classic Chronologue routine. I'll admit that I'm a sucker for diary effects and have a few of them. Pablo's version is easy to perform because it only uses one "diary," actually a small notebook, and the set-up basically does the job for you. If you are familiar with diary effects, the method will come as no surprise. (You'll need a little bit of audience management.) If you buy this ebook, it won't take you long to prepare the notebook and the card reveal. (You don't even need a deck of cards.) But you will need one more thing for the reveal. Now Pablo sells a pre-made version of this routine on his website which gives you everything that you need including that "one more thing," but you don't need it. Go to the dollar store, and get a cheap little notebook and a Gel pen that doesn't bleed through the page. You'll figure out what works best for you for the reveal.
Overall, this is nicely simplified version of one of mentalism's greatest routines. And I think that by using a regular notebook, it avoids the obsolescence issue that I have with diary effects: Nobody carries a paper diary anymore. I like this a lot and think that I am going to use it a lot. Recommended.