"THE CLEANEST, SIMPLEST, MOST DIRECT BOOK TEST SINCE... BOOKED!"
Top Pro magician Mike Bent had this to say: 'Just watched the download... this is completely, utterly brilliant. Clever, foolproof and practical.. A real worker!
"Worth the price of the whole year"
That was the response from members of MAGIC ON THE GO when this item premiered for the first time as a limited run premium effect on the fabulous subscription service - (all members of MOTG get premium content for a limited time before it's released generally - a perk of membership :) )
The response really was phenomenal.
Brett Barry of SVEN-PAD fame recently said this:
I don't often make recommendations of effects that are non-SvenPad® related, BUT I wanted to share with you a VERY clever new book test concept released by the creative genius Steve Valentine (who I have not seen around here for a little while and I miss him!). I have been a longtime fan of his incredible BOOKED release which I have used for years with a unique routine I created. SO GOOD, Now comes the evolution with Steve's new "Circled" book test. The idea is so original and so brilliant - and clean as a whistle, It will require a small amount of arts & crafts, but easy stuff really. I think folks like Lior Manor, Sven Rygh, Jon Stetson, Catherine Hickland, Claire Yistelle, Jen Kramer, Jeff McBride, Oz Pearlman, Bedros Spidey Akkelian, Jon Allen, Seth Kramer, Ken Weber, Ken Newman, Chris Kenner and many more will be all smiles when they see how damn clever this is :-) Well done Steve!
Thank you Brett!
THE EFFECT IS CLEAN CUT.
NO CARDS, DICE , MATH OR GIMMICKED BOOKS.
WALK INTO A PARTY, BORROW A BOOK AND READ YOUR SPECTATORS THOUGHTS, EVEN PREDICT THE VERY WORD THEY CHOSE.
I really am so very proud of this method, that's why it's getting a STREAM ONLY RELEASE.
WHAT'S THE EFFECT?
EFFECT: The budding psychic riffles through a borrowed book, the spectator stops on any page - it really is any page - a pencil is placed at that exact spot, marking the page.
The book and pencil are handed to any third party (to prove no stooges)
THAT person takes the book to the back of the room, opens the book at the marked page and circles a word on the first line, maybe the longest word just to make it tough... or maybe just the first word of the page... or last word...
Incredibly, under these conditions (the performer can be genuinely BLINDFOLDED throughout if necessary) The exact word is extracted from the spectators mind, and to prove that maybe you are from the future, a SEALED PREDICTION, that's been held by the audience the entire time, ALSO proves to have scrawled upon it... the exact same word -
NO PEEKS - NO INDEX - NO PUMPING -
NO SECRET ASSISTANTS
EVERY POINT IS ACCURATE - IT'S THAT GOOD.
WHAT'S ON THE STREAMING VIDEO?
A one on one teach in with Steve Valentine the creator of CIRCLED teaching every detail directly to camera, directly to you.
Steve takes you through the effect, the devious method, handling variations and more... He shows you how to make the special something that helps create the devastating effect, AND reveals additional brilliant impromptu gimmick free methods. And he explains all of it in just under a half hour. It'll take you less than that to perfect it!
This is something very special.
PLEASE NOTE: WORLDWIDE TV PERFORMANCE RIGHTS ARE RESERVED BY STEVE, FOR CIRCLED