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TELLING TALES BY LUKE JERMAY

Two brand new amazing, clever mind stunts from Luke Jermay in this new ebook available from http://www.emagicsupply.com

REVIEW: Telling Tales is a brand new ebook by Luke Jermay, and is truly a fantastic piece of work. Luke first begins with a nice Introduction, thanking the consumer for purchasing his ebook and explaining a little bit about his thinking this time around and talking about the thinking behind both effects as well. After the fantastic introduction from this young genius of magic and mentalism, Luke includes a section he calls The Approach. The Approach is a lengthly explanation behind the psychological bits of the stunts in the ebook as well as discussing a very in-depth reason for his thinking this time. You will find this is not typical Jermay thinking at all, and it is very clever, funny, and very fascinating.

After The Approach comes the two spectacular effects... VERY clever thinking, and I will review each effect below:

BIG SPENDER: Sitting at a restaurant, the magician and his friend wait for their check. As soon as that little black folder comes with the bill inside, the magician opens up his wallet and carefully counts out enough money to pay for lunch. Ony one thing... The money is only Play Money!!! This Monopoly money is given directly to the waitress and she walks away, later returning the the CHANGE from the magician's money! Keep in mind:

No switch, the waitress genuinely gets the Monopoly Money

The waitress is not pre-arranged or in on it whatsoever. The very clever method allows for a sudden performance. Nobody is in-the-know but YOU.

Personally, I love this to bits and I cannot wait to try it next time I pay for lunch somewhere with a friend. Just imagine the possibilities! and the best part is that the waitress actually gives you change!! Honestly, how much more weird can it get? This is definitely a stunt to be remembered. Luke goes very in-depth in explaining this effect, as well as outining the "safe" way to perform it, as a waitress lacking in a certain personality quality will ruin the effect (you'll see what I mean when you learn this)

The method for this is VERY clever and very easy to do... you really only need some play money and of course real money. I cannot wait to try this out, and you will feel the same way. In fact, I predict many of you will be offering to pay for meals more often! I give this effect a 9/10 for a clever method and VERY effective, odd effect it has on spectators.

GOOGLE GOOGLE: The basic effect is that, at a coffee shop, the magician is working away on his laptop when all of a sudden his papers fall to the floor. A passer-by will naturally help to pick them up, and it is seen that is is a list of random words. The magician explains that he has been trying, a little bit at a time, to memorize search results for every word possible on http://www.google.com. This obviously sounds like an impossible feat, so the magician offers to prove it. The spectator searches ANY word they want to on the magician's laptop, and the magician can name the whole First Page of search results for that random word! A truly impossible Rain Man-style feat that is sure to be remembered for a very long time.

Luke Jermay provides two methods for this effect. Essentially, you will need to have easy access to a computer or laptop, and since I have my laptop everywhere with me, I can do this. Both methods taught are very good, and I will go into them now.

Method One will definitely not be a favourite with anyone, in fact I highly doubt that anyone will use this method. For one, it's costly and it also requires a secret assistant. This method is definitely fascinating to read, but unfortunately not practical at all.

Method Two is fantastic, but will require anopther easily obtainable item to work with. You can carry this item with you everywhere to perform this effect. This method is very inexpensive and can be accomplished with a special comething you probably already have. This method is very practical and makes GOOGLE GOOGLE worthwhile to learn. I give this feat of mind power a solid 8/10. Jermay is surely a fantastic thinker in magic, and this effect will not disappoint!


OVERALL: Overall I give this ebook an 8/10. Luke brings some more VERY bizarre, creative effects and stunts to our attention, providing insightful psychological bits and other subtleties to strengthen each effect. Because of the cleverness of the effects and their potential to get people talking, I highly recommend this ebook.

Telling Tales by Luke Jermay is available as a PDF download at http://www.emagicsupply.com
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So you have not actually tried Big Spender?

I was interested in this as the reviews have been mostly good and the effects (well really just Big Spender) seem pretty unique.

So the effect will be the same for everyone?
The waitress etc will never be in the know?

I have an idea or two on how to accomplish this without pre-show, but if only yourself is in the know at all times (no stooges instant or otherwise) and no dual reality then I would def be interested in checking it out.
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Yes, absolutely nobody is in the know at all.. Only you know what you are doing. Sure, the waitress sees later on, but subtle hints prevent her from revealing the scam.
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Ok cheers
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Think I will wait for some more reviews of this...
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On 2007-08-23 09:00, mescalitoeyes wrote:
Think I will wait for some more reviews of this...

Hi, Mescalitoeyes...
you can read also a review on http://www.magicbunny.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=36449
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Hmmm not too encouraging
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What the...

didn't I just pay 40 dollars for this ebook two months ago because it was a limited edition of 200 and would never be released again? Wait, Yes I did.

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On 2007-06-16 16:38, Ramsay wrote:
Hey Everyone,

The E-Book "Telling Tales" is coming to the end of its limited run (200 copies) once they have gone they have gone. If you have been waiting to pick a copy up now is the time to do so!

Many Thanks,

L.


Oh, and it wasn't worth 40 dollars. It's not worth the 30 dollars they're charging here either.
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1 possitive, one negative... anyone else? I like lukes work in coral fang, especially touching on hoy (very clever thinking).
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On 2007-08-24 13:05, mescalitoeyes wrote:
1 possitive, one negative... anyone else? I like lukes work in coral fang, especially touching on hoy (very clever thinking).

On http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic20603.php the thread, from the same review of magicBunny, has grown and there are others opnions.

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Pier
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Cheers piers...
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
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Thank you for explaining the situation Mr. Jermay, and congratulations on such a fascinating ebook.
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So, I guess last time when you said "The E-Book "Telling Tales" is coming to the end of its limited run (200 copies) once they have gone they have gone. If you have been waiting to pick a copy up now is the time to do so!"

What you meant was, "The E-Book 'Telling Tales" is coming to the end of its limited run (200 copies) once they have gone they are not gone at all. If you have been waiting to pick a copy up, keep waiting because in two months you'll be able to buy it for 25% less than I'm selling it for now."

I somehow managed to completely misinterpret it.

Getting to the content of the manuscript, the method to the first effect is, unfortunately, the same method you would come up with and disregard if you were trying to come up with a method yourself. At least it's the same method I came up with and disregarded in 2 minutes. Here's why. For the effect to be convincing the waitress would have to take the play money from you in a manner that implied that nothing unusual was going on. But that's NOT what will happen at all. She will look at the play money quizzically and then pick up on what's going on and she'll smile, or give you a sideways glance, or in the worst situation sigh and scowl and wonder why you're wasting her time. The only thing that can't possibly happen is that she will take the money and act normally.

The second effect is great if you have a secret assistant and hundreds of dollars worth of technology (in addition to your computer)with you. If you don't have those things at your disposal he provides a second version that most anyone can do, but you won't because it's really cruddy.
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LOL, "Telling Tales" seems to be an appropriate term for Mr Jermay at the moment.

But remember, he is a master of psychological deception and will soon have you all singing his praises!

Come soon, Luke Jermay & Bob Cassidy present "Customer Care & Trust" ???

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I cannot speak about his business dealings, as I have yet to deal with him; I do however like his Genii articles from the past 2 months.

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I'm still waiting for my copy of Telling Tales, 10 days now.

Hope I don't have to get a court order like the guy on the Magicbunny site had to?

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Just a quick note that "Telling Tales" is now available at Lybrary.com: http://www.lybrary.com/telling-tales-p-648.html

As usual you will benefit from our permanent storage feature and a speedy and personal customer support.

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Chris, how come you are allowed to sell this? Its a limited edition which is now surely run out.

Am I mistaken about this? Does Luke Jermay know you are selling it? Do you have permission to sell a certain number of copies?
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Genghis,

I have certainly permission to sell this from Luke. He contacted me.

Best,
Chris....
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The number of copies of Telling Tales is limited, but only by our imaginations.
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