Larry Becker’s magnificent opus，Stunners!was first published in 1992. In 1993 at the Society of American Magicians annual convention in New Orleans， Larry Becker received the Milbourne Christopher Foundation Literary Award for this outstanding contribution to the art of Mentalism and Magic. The first hard bound edition sold out in 90 days at a retail cost of $235. So did the soft cover edition in 1996 at $100.Stunners!has become a collector’s item bringing anywhere from $300 to $500 and more on eBay.
After ten years it was expanded so that you were able to delve into the many variations， improvements and new effects that were created during the decade following the publication ofStunners!
Stunners-Plus!， which in the meantime is out of print， contains every word of the originalStunnersfor a total of more than 100 killer mental routines using books， coins， paper currency， cards， pencils， pens， watches， newspapers， boxes， props， no props， and so much more. You’ll get some of the most baffling and entertaining mental effects ever created， all bearing the Becker hallmarks of maximum entertainment potential and simplicity of working. These inexplicable mental mysteries are guaranteed to catapult you to a higher plateau as an entertainer. In addition， this exciting new ebook also includes the instructions and presentations for many of Larry’s commercially produced effects. Even though some use apparatus which are probably too complicate to rebuild on a DIY basis， the explanations， secrets， and performances are highly educational and will make you so much more mentalism-savvy.
You also get the history， secret and performance of Larry’s original presentation of his death defying “Russian Roulette”， an effect that has almost cost Larry’s life， an effect that baffled some of the most knowledgeable mentalists. Larry doesn’t hold anything back in his detailed descriptions. It is fascinating to read how some of his most famous effects evolved from great effects to outright miracles. Interspersed between those miracles you will find Q&A from an interview with Larry. The wisdom will change your life， and if it doesn’t change your life it will certainly make you a better magician and mentalist.
Stunners! Plus!is packed with major improvements to such effects as Casino Royale， Ultimate Flashback， Serial Killer， Sneak Thief and so many other powerful effects created over the decade followingStunners!Outstanding professional stage and close-up material is explained in great detail by their originator. And as if that isn’t enough to whet your appetite， imagine peering into the inner workings of Larry’s many commercial effects. The presentational ideas alone would make this one of the greatest educational journeys you’ve ever taken. Effects like Chameleon Chest， Versadex， Blockbuster， Incredible and Insight wallets. PsiClops， Casino Light， Zenneristic and more.
TheStunners!material is re-typeset and all original art and illustrations are preserved and updated.Stunners! Plus!is a must for mentalists from amateurs to professionals and for magicians who want to make the transition， there’s no better place to start.
1st edition 2003; 680 pages.