In this book, for the first time, Borodin reveals parts of his performing repertoire that he has used very successfully as a mental magician, a bizarrist, and a story teller.
The secrets here have been carefully guarded. They are the ones Borodin did not want to reveal until the time was right. And now is the right time.
The 24 routines from the original German work are contained here, as well as an additional 12 new routines that were prepared especially for the English edition.
Final Curtain is the logical sequel to Borodin's Sheherazade. It is an excellent choice for the experienced story teller or the neophyte.
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 as well.
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.
So, with this book, sit back and relax. Take your time with 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.
Final Curtain is a chamber of mental treasures that will be difficult to put down, once you have started to read it.