I've been involved in magic full time for about four years now. Sometimes, to tell the truth, it gets mind-numbing. The lack of thought in some magicians' acts, the endless variations of tricks -- these things can lull one into a semi-sleep state where one Linking Ring performance looks just like another.
Then every once in a while Tom Stone comes along with a blast that's like an extra shot or two in your Starbuck's cappuccino, and he's done it again in "Snapshots", his new e-book.
Tom is self-deprecating in saying that the ideas are unfinished. That me be so, but they are certainly food for thought. Tom has made me re-think the possibilities of the Dancing Cane. He's got a great variation of a Billy McComb production box (and no, Bob Farmer, that's not a box that produced Billy McComb).
Perhaps the most useful thing for me in the book is something called "The Resonance Theory" which is nothing less than a possible way for you to make all your magic performances have a greater impact on audiences.
Along with a card effect, there's a silk trick which, although unfinished, is tremendous in concept. It's a variation of Raymond Beebe's 'Smart Silk' from the Rice's Encyclopedia, and it is a fantastic idea. And there's an idea about obtaining loads, as for a Cups and Balls finale, that is brilliant.
All I can say is that Tom Stone is a wonderful creator and reading his books will give you much to think about, no matter what kind of magic you perform.