8 Effects and a Sleight by Michael Kociolek Book LXAYSWEDX €35.48
All routines in this book are card effects and can be performed with a regular deck of cards. Only for one effect will you need an additional regular card. Five effects are totally impromptu and can be performed with a borrowed pack of cards.
"The name Michal Kociolek may be an unfamiliar one to you, but I have been aware of Michal's work for some time now and have been impressed with the clever and direct approach that he applies to his card magic. This book contains eight fully developed routines in which Michal takes some classic plots and principles and expands the possibilities. There is also a neat handling for the Multiple Shift. And, the text is enhanced by the inclusion of some twenty excellent line drawings which make this book a most enjoyable reading and learning experience." - Peter Duffie "A promising collection of thinking card work from a fellow cardshark. His shift, center deal demo, and Si Stebbins routine are particular standouts." - Tony Cabral
"Well written, and full of solid, creative, material. I found Michal Kociolek's illustrative style to be clean, contemporary, and elegant." - Tom Gagnon
"This is an outstanding book. I read the proof on a plane ride recently and couldn't keep my eyes off until the last page. Great plots and twists, well written and a cool design vibe. Loved it!" - John Guastaferro
The book covers the following routines and one sleight:
1. You Know Better - From a shuffled deck, each of three spectators is given a card. Using their intuition, they place their cards randomly into different parts of the deck. In a remarkable way, all of them manage to find the mates to their cards, and they get all the credit for achieving the "impossible".
2. Off-Centers - A slightly advanced, but incredibly deceptive center dealing demonstration. This one will take you some practice, but you can be sure that it will be worth it.