Burger, Eugene: Solomon's Mind - The card Mysteries of David Solomon
1997 David Solomon, Pro Print
Hardcover, w/dj, 233 Pages
Burger: Solomon's Mind
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Comments (Andrew Loh): Photographs by Madeleine. If you love card magic, you will like to read this book. This book contains some interesting and many excellent practical card materials. Also, with many interview sections between Eugene Burger and David, you will have the chance of knowing more about David Solomon, his involvement in magic, Ed Marlo, Dai Vernon, and also many interesting photographs of his friends. I highly recommend it!


5 Dedication
6 Acknowledgments
9 Foreword (David Solomon): constructing card magic
13 Introduction (Eugene Burger)

19 Part One: Magic for Laypersons
19 Steinmeyer's Nine Card Problem with Seven Cards: presented as a lie-detector effect
21 - A Telephone Mystery: over the phone version with no sleights
22 - Bob Brown's Addition: amusing follow up sequence
23 Four the Hard Way: four cards turn face up one by one and become Aces
27 Cutting Ten: in a game, spectators cut to the 10's
30 No Palm Cards Across
34 Three Indicators: three indicator cards match two selections
38 A, 2, 3, 4 Through Kings: A thru Four penetrate through packet of Kings
42 Diamond Cut Diamond: effect with a set of A-10 of Diamonds cards
48 Dunbury Delusion Revisited: magician appears to fail in card revelation
53 Four For Four Squared: A, 2, 3, and 4 rise to the top of a packet, twice
58 Cannibals: version of the Cannibal Cards
65 Jacks in the Box: Jacks transpose in a card box with selection revelation
69 Miscall Collectors: Aces collect the card selections
73 Poker Pair: magician wins two poker hands

79 Part Two: Magic for the Planned Close-Up Shows
79 Cigarette or Pencil Through Signed Card
80 - Eugene Burger's Presentation
82 - David Solomon's Routine
85 - Danny Orleans' Presentation
87 Business Card Prediction: selected card is predicted on a business card
90 Solomon's Oil and Water Routines: an introduction
93 - Million Dollar Oil and Water
98 - A Small Color Collision: using a split-face gaff
101 - Technicolor Oil and Water: four phases
105 - Is Seeing Believing?: a different presentation for Oil & Water
107 Unhappy Student (A, 2, 3, 4 Exchange): A-4 transpose with Jacks in the pockets
116 Double Surprise Rising Card: from an in-use deck
119 - An Alternate Handling (Gary Plants)
121 Full-Face Universal Card: a strange Universal Card assumes the identity of selections
128 Odd Back Aces to the Fourth Power: one at a time Ace assembly, each Ace has a different back
132 Open Travelers: two, three, and four of Hearts join the leader Ace

137 Part Three: Magic for Sessions
137 S/D Location (With Steve Draun)
141 Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn: story routine with six cards
145 Right Handed Triumph: version with real riffle shuffle
148 Immediate Ace Assembly and Climax: good follow up to Four the Hard Way
152 Sandwich Trilogy: three part card sandwich plot
156 A Simple Toss: selection as seen on the table vanishes to be found in the deck
159 Devilish Deuces Wild Sandwich: wrong card is sandwiched between the Joker, but then righted
163 The Hotel Put On: a fooler for the old Hotel Card trick
167 Double-Cross Departure: version of Elmsley's Point of Departure
170 The Trick that Fooled Solomon: Aces end up face up in the deck
178 Succession Aces: progressive Ace assembly
185 The More You Know the Harder You Fall: Jokers inserted by the spectator sandwich the selection

190 Part Four: Prepared Magic For Sessions
190 Reverse Assembly with A, 2, 3, 4
196 Post-It Prediction: spectator inserts a red backed Joker with a Post-It note prediction next to the predicted card
198 One Gaff Makes the Observation Test: card puzzle routine
203 Breaking Up Ad-Jacent: spectator becomes the magician
207 Stripped Cheek to Cheek: effect using the Cheek-to-Cheek deck
210 Second Power Poker and Lead In: poker demonstration
214 Card to Case: seven of Diamonds vanishes to be found in the card case

218 A Final Conversation: final interview with Eugene and David
231 Sleight Index
232 About David Solomon