This book is geared toward magicians (sorry normal people) and details the magic of an incredible talent: Joel Givens. He's also a longtime friend.
We bucked all the trends and did something very different. You see, for nearly five hundred years, magic has been conveyed "recipe style" in books. Tricks are a list of materials and steps to follow. But can a magic book tell a story? Session
is my answer. It's not for everyone, and I'm sure there will be readers who can't be bothered with plot and context. But for those who have always wanted to curl up with a magic book and just read, I think Session
will be a welcome addition.
Each trick is set within a scene-protagonists, antagonists, hecklers, and a cute waitress-it's all here, and it's all explained.
for an essay on writing Session
and an excerpt from the book.
This Deluxe Leatherbound edition
also includes the companion volume Five Forty Seven
. Each copy is signed by Joel Givens
and Joshua Jay.
Limited to 165 copies.Pages
342 - Hardbound with Slipcase