Five classics of literature - War of the Worlds, Frankenstein, Peter Pan, The Hound of the Baskervilles and Heart of Darkness are tossed out to the audience. They are invited to examine them carefully, even flip to their favorite passages. Then, they are asked to choose a page at random, read a word, and remember it. You ask them to sit down if you say their word.
You say five words - and four people sit. You turn to the last person standing, concentrate for a moment -- and then without a question, tell them their word.
The books are so subtly and artfully gimmicked, someone can actually read them without noticing the gimickry. Even people who know the books well won't be able to see it.
Months of careful work went into making this a thing of beauty. Chris Philpott's Tossed Out Book Test will become a showpiece of your act.
"Not only am I adding that to my act right away - I'm making it my closer!"
- Michael Rangel
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The Tossed Out Book Test has bonus effects and special handlings, including...
The "Fifty Shades of Grey/[or insert popular title here