David Solomon is one of the nation’s most prolific card veterans, accumulating fifty three years of questioning and challenging magical thinking-always striving for the most interesting and fooling methods. From the last ten years of publishing more than 100 tricks online, in magazines and in DVDs comes a “must have” compilation of some of Solomon’s most original ideas for card magicians.
Solomon’s Secrets includes 50 card effects, including nuanced performance effects, poker tricks, card matches, mental magic, updated mathematical approaches and classic plot effects. Some of the noteworthy effects are Solomon’s Simple Oil and Water, The Finger Print Trick, Folded Discovery, Matcho From a Shuffled Deck, Blah Day Clock and Spectator Cuts U Count.
The 208 pages are filled with detailed instructions. Included are over 200 photos that clearly illustrate all sleights, layouts and procedures. At the end of most effects, the reader is treated to Solomon’s personal reflections in the section aptly titled, “Solomon’s Mind.” Solomon explicitly attributes ideas and inspirations to the greatest magic thinkers, past and present, as his thinking evolves and builds over many decades.
Solomon’s Secrets is a an essential addition to any card enthusiast’s magic library, providing hours of original, thought-provoking material to add to their performance repertoire or simply enjoy for the pleasure of it.