I was extremely impressed by Tom Stone's "Moonshine Monologues". He has taken a classic trick and rethought every aspect of it, from the introduction of the bottles -- in fact all the apparatus -- to an expansion of Marconick's idea of a ribbon around the nexk of a bottle. Here the ribbon appears, disappears, flies from tube to tube and winds up in the glass, where it again transposes!
Jim Riser found "Audience Cues" the weakest part of the monograph. I, on the other hand, found it entrancing. In fact, Angelo Carbone has developed a trick along these lines, about which I can obviously say no more as it is not yet released. Tom's ehe effect has to do with perception and cuing an assistant (or the entire audience, with the exception of the assistant).
Tom, as always, has provide a massive number of excellent illustrations, and his imagination and inventiveness are inspiring.
For those who want to progress beyond close-up to parlor or stage, or even want to movetheir thinking along several notches, this is highly recommended.