Tossed Out Book Test by Christopher Philpott
Five classics of literature - War of the Worlds, Frankenstein, Peter Pan, The Hound of the Baskervilles and Heart of Darkness are tossed out to the audience. They are invited to examine them carefully, even flip to their favorite passages. Then, they are asked to choose a page at random, read a word, and remember it. You ask them to sit down if you say their word.
You say five words - and four people sit. You turn to the last person standing, concentrate for a moment -- and then without a question, tell them their word.
The books are so subtly and artfully gimmicked, someone can actually read them without noticing the gimickry. Even people who know the books well won't be able to see it.
Months of careful work went into making this a thing of beauty. Chris Philpott's Tossed Out Book Test will become a showpiece of your act.
Includes 5 gaffed books and 32-page instruction booklet.
"The Tossed Out Book Test is more than some clever ideas. It's a pathway to amazing possibilities."
- Max Maven