The opinions expressed in the following reviews are of PMMC member S. Patrick alone. This page is provided for your entertainment and advice only.
S. Patrick has been a professional magical entertainer for over 20 years. He is a Territorial Vice President for the IBM, as well as President and Vice-President of two local magic fraternities and a member at large of four.
The magic reviewed here is magic that S. Patrick has personally purchased, used, and has personal expierience with.
The reviews are straightforward, and totally honest, without regard to personal regards.
Andi Gladwin's "Magic Squared" is an awesome take on the magic square concept.
While this routine won't be well received by other magicians, as they have been all probably been bored to tears watching countless magic square routines in the past, this one does have a kicker ending and an appeal to the average layman.
I have performed this routine now for two real world audiences and for four magic clubs. The members in the magic clubs liked the routine and some even asked where to purchase it. Two of the clubs liked the routine but did not like the props needed to pull it off.
The real world audiences I performed this for, ate it up. One member of the audience asked me how long it took to become a math wizard. I heard audible gasps of shock when I revealed the second ending for the lay audiences. I love this routine and have nothing but high marks for it.
I won't give away the kicker ending here, you will just have to get it for yourself. Trust me, this is a neat piece of mentalism / magic.