Author(s): Born, John
Publication Summary: 328 pages
The “Any Card at Any Number” plot is one of the premier and most complex plots in all of card magic. It is simple in concept, intricate in method, and absolutely astonishing in performance. Inside of these pages you will find some of the most amazing presentations and methods to the “Any card at any number” plot ever offered to the magic community.
Not only will you enjoy John's original methods, but also the best methods from some of magic’s most influential minds. And this is only the beginning… the book begins with a thirty three page essay on creativity, in which John offers a systematic approach to creativity and the expression of one’s self through the magical arts. John exemplifies this approach as he offer full descriptions of his most guarded solutions to the “Any Card at Any Number” plot, as well as contributed methods that have had a major impact on this plot (some famous and some never-before-published). These solutions include every possible venue and skill level…from impromptu and close-up with a borrowed deck to much more intricate and prepared stage presentations where the performer never even touches the cards!
Contributors include: Dr. Ken Krenzel, Allan Ackerman, Barrie Richardson, Banachek and Luke Jermay, Martin Joyal, Joshua Jay, Tony Miller, Paul Cummins, Mike Powers and Jason Dea.
At the end of the book you will find over 40 other sources cited to serve as a reference point for anyone interested in the “Any card at any number” or “Card at any number” plots. If you are looking for a compilation of “sleighty” routines and moves, this is not the book for you. However, if you are interested in routines and systems that look like real magic…constructed with clever principles designed to fool and entertain the layperson and the fellow magi alike…welcome.