APFYT by Peter Turner (eBook)
This is another winner from Peter Turner. Peter is known for his use of creative thinking, applied psychology and impromptu and prop free mentalism. This ebook details four different routines that offer plenty of variety and insight into Peter’s way of thinking. This ebook fits neatly into Peter’s codex of work and will provide you with workable on-the-spot routines.
Hangman- The spectators and the mentalist play a game of hangman. This is a bold but workable piece of pocket mentalism using nothing more than business cards and spectators, in which you show the impossibility of the outcome.
Two Person Telepathy- Using business cards and two spectators you are able to divine what word and name they are thinking of without pumping or fishing. You can even use this routine to create a drawing, demonstrating that you were seeing the mental image a spectator was thinking about.
Guess Who- This routine uses nothing more than the spectator. When asked to think of a random name, you are able to give that name, not just to one spectator but also to others in the audience, who were thinking of different names!
Guess Who isn’t just a routine though, it is a principal, which Peter discusses in detail; providing thoughts on mentalism performance as a whole and how it applies to this principle.
Guess Who covers three different approaches to achieve the technique and provides words of saga advice for the performer at any level.
The Book of the Fallen- Imagine doing a book test with a completely ungimmicked book, which can even be borrowed on the spot, where volunteers can select any page and any word and you will know the selected word. You need only make a small gimmick, which can be had for only pennies and is fully explained.
This is but a part of what you get out of this routine, as again, Peter offers deep insight and thinking into the little subtleties that take something from being an interesting effect to something that is, quite simply, stunning.
A.P.F.Y.T. is the perfect addition to any mentalists library and provides you with thought provoking pieces that will allow you to push your mentalism further.