In this book Borodin reveals for the first time routines from his performing repertoire that he has used very successfully as a mental magician, a bizarrist, and a story teller. The 24 routines from the original German publication are contained here, plus an additional 12 new routines that were prepared especially for the English edition.
No matter whether your taste leans toward the bizarre or you prefer stories with a moral, there will be something in here that you can enjoy and which will undoubtedly lead to a better understanding of how story magic can and should be done. There are several different kinds of routines within these covers. Some are very spooky, others humorous, still others, spiritually uplifting. And there is some excellent mental magic too.
No matter whether your taste leans toward the bizarre or you prefer stories with a moral, there will be something in here that you can enjoy and which will undoubtedly lead to a better understanding of how story magic can and should be done.
This is a book to sit back and relax with. Please take your time studying the material presented, and pay particular attention to the way Borodin emphasizes the use of the voice, which, after all, is the real medium of the bizarre magician and the story teller.
In Final Curtain you will discover a treasure trove of material to inspire you. It’s a book that will be difficult to put down once you have started to read it.
Borodin has been called the king of the story tellers. Punx called him his “master student”. Final Curtain will show you why. It is chock full of great stories, excellent mentalism and lots of fine ideas on the subjects of magic, mentalism, story telling and how to make all of them work for you.
Hardcover, 350 pages. Translated by Bill Palmer.