Legendary magician John Bannon, known for his remarkably creative and deceptive card magic, compiles a wide variety of some of his favorite card tricks into one amazing book.
All of the 10 items featured in "Lucky" use regular cards and nearly all of them are essentially impromptu.
A fun and deceptive "fractal" packet trick.
Cut and Run
An extended running cut finds the four Aces or any cards you desire.
A sneaky way to ensure the top stock is controlled while your participant shuffles and cuts.
You suddenly divine a truly thought-of card.
Stealth Assembly (w. John Carey)
The most pistachio plain-vanilla Ace assembly ;)
Big Fat Bluff Aces
A scrupulously fair Ace assembly.
Could this be the best ending to Dai Vernon's "Twisting the Aces"?
Blues Alley Jokers
A shocking sandwich effect where the Jokers snag a selected card.
Three perfect demonstrations of psychic power.
A Fred By Any Other Name
All of the playing cards cards have proper names—including your card. (It's hard to describe this effect in one sentence, but it has definitely been a favorite of all the early readers of this book).
"[John's] magic is so full of these simple ways to achieve miracles. I love ["A Fred By Any Other Name"] for [its] simplicity and impact." Gaetan Bloom
"It's rare to find a set of lecture material where ALL ten items in the booklet contain professional grade, audience tested material AND the methods for every effect are within the range of most magicians. The material in Lucky will make sure you always have something strong and entertaining to go to. Highly recommended." Rolando Santos, The Linking Ring
"I love ["A Fred By Any Other Name"]... even a mentalist who never uses cards will come up with angles" Marc Salem
"I see a LOT of magic and can sometimes become jaded. I instantly had that same feeling of seeing my first magic trick as a kid. Great ideas, great presentations, fooling effects, inspiring ideas. I couldn't wait to get this book and add some of the secrets to my repertoire. If you are a John Bannon fan, as I am, you will want to rush to get this." Tim Trono
"Lecture notes" is an understatement: Lucky. is a complete, admirably edited book, a perfect bound 106-page collection of ten titled items. All the items are fascinating, and I wish I could have encountered them in a lecture. I'd have been badly fooled." Steve Bryant, Little Egypt Magic