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I own the old Al Koran effect "Word in a Thousand" but don't know much about this one. I like that it can supposedly be used with any book. Any reviews on this? Pros and cons compared to Word in a Thousand? What I like about the Koran effect (at least the premade book I bought from Tannens some years ago) is that it's basically examinable. Can the same be said for "Million?"
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If this is the JB Magic item (and if memory serves I think it is) I can comment.
My knowledge of "Word in a Thousand" consists of watching it performed on the Osterlind DVD. I remember thinking it odd the way the dustjacket was handled to obtain the peek.
As great as the original might be, to my way of thinking this version has a couple of decided advantages:
1. The gaff can indeed be moved from book to book very quickly (you could plant it in a book in someones home, for instance).
2. The method of obtaining the peek is very natural- hold the book up vertically, flip thru with the pages facing the specs (commenting on the # of pages, millions of words, etc.) and you're done. I have never been caught on this action.
Virtually everyone I have demo'ed this for in the shop has bought one.
Hope this helps.
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The UK's number one close-up magician and dear friend of mine Nick Einhorn came up with this version of the effect.

It's pretty cheap for what you get.

Bear in mind you'll need to use a hardback book with a dust-cover to get the most from the effect. Nick shared a couple of handlings that aren't in the instructions with me and I offered him a couple of my own. Perhaps he might decide to release them?

It's as easy a book test as you will ever perform and a real fooler even for magicians. The peek is so easy to get (yes, you do need to get the spec to write down their word) and within a few minutes you should have the handling down.

Platt, the book is examinable insofar as a cursory glance goes (in fact the spectator handles the book themselves at one point). As always careful spectator management is key.

It's a great trick, it's British, get it.
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Inexpensive, clever, baffling. The writing down of the word is easily justified, and the paper on which it is written is put away by the spectator, making it clear that youcouldn;t have gotten a peek at it. Very nice, indeed.
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This is a great item. The peek is so sneaky.
Absolutely worth the money.
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