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is a book, part instructional, part historical, on one of card magic's most challenging sleights - cutting the deck invisibly, a.k.a. the Pass
. This book was a self-proclaimed labour of love for Ouellet, a reflection of his longtime fascination with the sleight. The book contains a variety of methods for accomplishing the move, and a handful of tricks that use it, described in a conversational tone that displays a sense of humor about the subject. For example, Ouellet opens the book with contradicting quotes from two legendary sources:
"The pass is the very backbone of conjuring."
"The pass is not absolutely essential to card conjuring and any trick can be performed without using it."
Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue
Table of Contents
Section One: Cards that pass in the night
- Chapter 1: Quest
- Chapter 2: Notions
Section Two: The Classics
- Chapter 3: Beginnings
- Chapter 4: Tangents
- Chapter 5: Breaks
- Chapter 6: Secrets
- Chapter 7: Shinola
- Chapter 8: Jig
Section Three: The Turnovers
Section Four: Passing Lane
- Chapter 10: Stuff
- Liwag's Dribble Double (Homer Liwag)
- Mirage Change
- Top Cover Passes
- Chapter 11: Paradigms
- Chapter 12: Fractions
- Chapter 13: Post-Erdnase
- Chapter 14: Amusements
- Chapter 15: Autopsy
- Marlo on the Pass - A Reference
- Page 059 : JIG: Gary's version of the half-jiggle pass.
- Page 121 : SHIFTY: Chris Kenner's reworking of the S.W.E. Shift.
- Page 075 : THE MALONE SHIFT: Bill Malone's version.
- Page 079 : THE SPREAD PASS: Gary's approach to Paul Le Paul's Pass