Creator: Scott Olgard and Luke Jonas
Publisher: Olnas Magic
Skill Level: all
Book Length: 46 pages
Type of effect: Book test
Manufacturer's Write Up:
From the minds of Scott Olgard and Luke Jonas comes a new, ground breaking book test that is limited only by your own imagination. Welcome to The Jekyll & Hyde Test.
Effect - The performer begins by introducing the book as his favorite book growing up and that he has set himself the challenge of memorizing the entire 26,694 words of the book. A spectator (or spectators) is asked up onto the stage to assist and the performer never touches the book.
The spectator is asked to flick through the book, change pages a few times, then settle on one page. With no fishing, the performer is able to recite an entire line from the page. There is genuinely no force, and the spectator can see that other pages are not duplicates.
Secondly, a spectator from the audience writes down 3 or 4 page numbers, unseen by the performer, and the spectator on stage turns to one of those pages without telling the performer. Through body language/mind reading, (whatever the performer's style) the performer first is able to give small details, and then reveal, word for word, the entire first paragraph.
The performer decides to take things one step further by having the spectator again turn to another page, unknown to the performer and settle on a truly random word. The performer can then reveal the word through whichever method suits his style.
Bonus effects, including a drawing duplication that you will be able to perform within 5 minutes of receiving this product! You can have your spectator attach a personal memory to one of the words in the book and reveal the memory piece by piece.
It doesn't stop there. You can adapt this book test to suit any of your needs, and combine it with any book test you already own. This book test is limited only by your imagination.
How accurate is the ad copy?
Ad copy said "No complicated memory work," but I guess that is subjective to what you consider "complicated." Let's say there is A LOT of memory work, especially if you want to perform the effect the way it is written out above.
What's in the box? Paper Back copy of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr Hyde" along with a 46 page instruction book.
- Fully examinable
- Readable from cover to cover
- A book that people will know and recognize.
- No fishing, peeks, glimpses, stooges, or sleight of hand.
- Suitable for stage and close up work.
- Includes Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde book, along with 46 page concise instructions.
Is it well made: The paperback looks exactly like one of those books you pick up to read in school. My suggestion would be to make the book look worn-in.
Is it well taught: The book you get is fully extensive with photos, charts and bonus handlings.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I liked that I was able to do one of the effects straight out of the box within minutes of receiving the book.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" Just put it on your bookshelf in your home and you are always ready to perform a effect for a group of friends.
Does it "play big?" Olgard and Jonas have given you a wealth of effects with this single book, and in order to get the most bang from this, you are really going to have to do your homework.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Like I said earlier, the book becomes more practical the more you memorize, memorize, memorize.
Overall score: 10/10 I have never seen a better book test
+ If you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas you can visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba0vEMFv4ss