|Situational Sleights By Jonathan Bishop|
Situational Sleights by Jonathan Bishop is not a book of two-minute variations based around easy sleights, but a collection of ideas which originate from someone who appears to be unaware of the limitations many of us place on ourselves and our magic. One of the tricks uses a straitjacket presentation and in so doing breaks free from the strait-jacketed thinking prevalent in much of card magic. Many of us will look at certain sleights and think in terms of bad angles; Jon thinks about good angles; the right situation rather than the wrong one.
Jons is a slightly mad world of butterflies, hungry hippos, and fruit machines and some rather difficult sleights. Even where the author has inadvertently reinvented some obscure sleight or idea, he has taken it to a level beyond the original; and clearly had a lot of fun in so doing. In any case, the end result is a book that will make you really think, instead of just sitting back and thinking, Thats a nice handling and then forgetting all about it.
144 pages, perfect bound 22.5 x 15.5cm printed book with card covers, with over 250 clear black-and-white photos.