Nun None! by Michael Mode

Review area devoted to tricks and effects where props are involved.

Moderators: Mandrake, bananafish, Lady of Mystery, support, nickj

MagicWorld Magic Shop for Magic Tricks Manufacturer of modern & unique magic apparatus! Visit Magicbox for all the latest and best effects! UK's Online Magic Tricks and Jokes Shop offers kids and beginner magic tricks and jokes. Sorcery Shop - Home of the ITR Playing Cards for Magicians

Nun None! by Michael Mode

Postby bananafish » Jan 13th, '06, 16:23

Nun None! by Michael Mode

Where to buy
Alakazam £7

The Advertising.
The magician produces a coin to illustrate a simple math problem. As he removes the coin from his hand, he asks a spectator, "What is one minus one?" "None!" the spectator confirms. The magician then opens his hand a small nun is produced!

Difficulty. 2/5
1=Even I can do it, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

Yes a sleight is used, but I doubt there is one easier.

This is not something I would have bought. It was a Christmas present that I initially dismissed, but since I got it out again, I have to confess that I haven’t had so much fun with magic for ages. I haven’t had the opportunity yet to perform it in a live situation but I will.

My initial thoughts were that this would be a very nice “between tricks” piece. In fact I nearly said as such in the “between tricks” thread here at TalkMagic, but I am now even considering it as an opener as I suspect it could be a very nice ice breaker.

Effect/item: 10/10, Quality of goods: 8/10, Value for money: 8/10

Bottom Line.
This isn’t earth shattering, this is a quick amusing piece of magic, but it has to be said it gets very good reactions. Reactions far better than I would have ever suspected.

If nothing else it makes me think that I should be looking around at everyday object more and inventing this kind of thing myself.

Well done Michael Mode for the idea.

User avatar
Veteran Member
Posts: 5813
Joined: Apr 22nd, '03, 09:43
Location: Simon Shaw. Suffolk, UK (50:SH)

Postby Renato » Jan 13th, '06, 16:58

Thanks for the review; I saw it on Alakazam and dismissed it as a cute quick bit, in which the gag was better than the magic itself, but it seems I was wrong.

I might get it, it's certainly a nice quick piece of magic.

Elite Member
Posts: 2635
Joined: Sep 29th, '05, 16:07

Postby bananafish » Jan 15th, '06, 14:57

I've just realised that I gave this a difficulty rating of 2. It should have been a three as there is one sleight - but as I mentioned it IS very easy so don't let that put you off.

If nothing else it's an easy introduction to sleights and may encourage you to do more coin work, but if you ARE experience, don't let that put you off either - as it does play so well.

Also, it DOES need some practice in front of a mirror, to get your angles right. Don't be lulled into doing this straight out of the packet )as tempting as that is).

Apart from that I stand by everything I (and MagicDiscoMan) says. This is a peach of an effect.

User avatar
Veteran Member
Posts: 5813
Joined: Apr 22nd, '03, 09:43
Location: Simon Shaw. Suffolk, UK (50:SH)

Postby Tommy_C » Jan 15th, '06, 15:43

Just orderd this now. Thanks for the review!

Preferred Member
Posts: 120
Joined: Nov 14th, '05, 20:49
Location: (19:AH)

Postby moodini » Jan 5th, '09, 06:28

Forgot I had this and just ran into this old review....thought I would bump it up and throw in my two cents.

It is a wonderful little opener/ice breaker and should not be dismissed for the amount of money invested and time spent practicing, it is a great fun value.

Advanced Member
Posts: 1377
Joined: Feb 22nd, '05, 02:05
Location: Canada (42-WP)

Return to Reviews - Tricks 'n Props

A web site set up to sell my book, THE STRIPPER DECK, and future magical/mentalism titles. Best prices around! World-Of-Magic, Suppliers of quality Magic Worldwide Web Design for Magicians Aeternum Servare Secreta Dude That's Cool Magic Best prices around!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests