Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Illusionology

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Book Review - Illusionology

About the Book
Can you trust your eyes? The newest discovery in the ‘Ology series amazes and thrills as the closely guarded secrets of the illusionologists are revealed!

Do you wonder how Harry Houdini performed his amazing escapes? Are you burning to learn the art of making a beautiful woman appear to levitate? Look closely, for the secrets of the world's most famous magicians and illusionists — from the ancient Egyptians through the early twentieth century "Handcuff King" himself — are contained within! More than a fascinating history of magic through the ages, Illusionology is an indispensable guide unveiling step-by-step instructions for more than twenty-five astonishing feats. Master the classic cups-and-ball illusion! Mesmerize your friends with mindreading card tricks! Along with sundry flaps and booklets, readers will find props for their own sleight of hand, including:

  • A magical "dematerializer"
  • A set of trick playing cards
  • A pair of "disappearing spot" paddles
  • A "levitating" card!
My Take on the Book
As a person who always wanted to be a magician, this was an amazing book that made you truly understand some of the inner-workings of illusion and how magicians (and illusionists) do some of the things that they do with such ease and grace. The book was so easy to read and with all of the beautiful imagery within the book as well as the layout of the book itself, you are drawn into the book and you do not want to stop reading (or at least I didn't). This was a great book that will open your eyes!

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