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Right now at this time in 2005, what would be considered the top ten mentalism books?
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The same as last year and the year before that etc. Since not a lot of really good stuff has come out in a few years now.

It would be more interesting listing the top 10 since 2000 and onwards.

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It would be more interesting listing the top 10 since 2000 and onwards.

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That would still be pretty hard. How about top mentalism book for each year over the last like 20 years or so?
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This is meant to be very good. Not sure at what level though. On the downside, it's not cheap
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How can it be the same with so many new authours and users?Luke Jermay has added new books, So has Mr Osterlind, Along with Reprint of out of print books such as Max Mavens, Richard Busch has also put out new books, and then we have new users who may have opinions of their own.
My list changes every year, unless you stop buying books, how can it not change?

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How can it be the same with so many new authours and users?Luke Jermay has added new books, So has Mr Osterlind, Along with Reprint of out of print books such as Max Mavens, Richard Busch has also put out new books, and then we have new users who may have opinions of their own.
My list changes every year, unless you stop buying books, how can it not change?

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I don't' think this was meant to be easy. I mean the challenge is what makes it so fun.
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Sure I think good stuff has been released. But asking to compile of 10 greatest books of all time, is ridiculous, there are so many of them. That's why I suggested since 2000. Otherwise you will have the same old answers. Corinda, Annemann, Waters etc. It becomes less of a challenge saying of all times, as opposed to between 2000-05

It's just a suggestion.

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On 2005-02-20 12:01, Hypnotic Winter wrote:
How can it be the same with so many new authours and users?Luke Jermay has added new books, So has Mr Osterlind, Along with Reprint of out of print books such as Max Mavens, Richard Busch has also put out new books, and then we have new users who may have opinions of their own.
My list changes every year, unless you stop buying books, how can it not change?

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I asked about top ten as I knew people would have trouble naming just one or two. we would be years if all were to be named by all members.
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There are only 2 mentalism books as far as I'm concerned...
1. Annemann's Practical Mental Effects.
2. Corinda's 13 Steps To Mentalism.

The rest ?... just spin off's of these two works.

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I'm sorry but how could you possibly think that 13 Steps and Practical Mental Effects is all you need. Yes they are great but they are not the final word on the subject, and are a little outdated wouldn't you think. Do you not wish to evolve as a performer?

How would you no that everything else just spins off these works?
Since you seem to only have read these two books which are all you need.
Do you appraoch other books under this Bias opinion?
Do you live in the Dark Ages?
These books are good don't get me wrong, but Mentalism as a whole has come so far since then, open your eyes.
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Hm, whenyou know the method, very often you get in new books only variations of the old basic methods. Maybe these new methods are more colorful, but in the end only variations.

So I can clearly see the reason why somebody says he needs only these two books.

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I could do an entire show with just Practical mental magic and 13 steps, and if I never read another book ever I could get to the age of 100 and still never need other books.
I mean seriously you can get seven good effect for an entire show out of these two and then after a year get anothert seven, then rework them into new one's.
I guess I take it a little personal considering my first show's were from these books and I still use two of my favourite effects from these books due to my having perfected them so well and in my own style.

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Hypnotice Winter,

I appreciate your very fine manners and completely understand, but you certainly have my full permission (as does anyone else) to call me Richard!

Richard

PS I have been called a lot worse!!!! Smile
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Whether you can use those two books to construct a show is irrelevant to the original question (which I still think should be changed Smile )
so keep it on topic instead, we have dozen upon dozens of threads that has ended with people debating and saying that you can construct shows from those books.
Books I liked and inspired me, from 2000 and onwards. They may not necessarily be the best of books, but it's the idea's they gave me that counts.

Absolute Magic
Psychology of the Psychic
Building Blocks
7 Deceptions
Peek Performances
Osterlinds trilogy
Peek Encores
Principia Mentalia
The Destiny's Response
From The Other Side
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Thank you for your responce Richard:)

Last year I might have said Absolute Magic as my number one but this year it's the Osterlinds trilogy interestingly enough.
And lately I'm finding untapped idea's from magic books as opposed to a lot of mentalsim ones.

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13 Steps to Mentalism (Corinda)
Practical Mental Effects (Annemann)
Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism
Mind, Myth and Magic (Waters)
ParaMiracles (Leslie)
Making Magic Real (Osterlind) on the how to make it "real"
An Actor Prepares - (Stanislavski) not magic, but great for honing your acting skills

Not in any particular order, but these are some of my favorites... not all, just some...

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Daniel,
I'm not familiar with "From The Other Side". Perhaps you'd be kind enough to give a brief outline of the book.
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Let me tell you who the author is and why I put it here.

The author is me, but it isn't just a cheap shot at getting attention. This book, as I worked and read my own material, got my head spinning, it opened up so many possibilities for methods and presentations. in recent times there aren't that many books that does this for me, hence I put it on my list.
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Lee, An Actor Prepares is a bible, well mine anyway.

The books for me are:

Peek Performances
Theatre of The MInd
The Colour Series
Mentalism In New Directions
and 13 Steps

I ca not urge any performer strongly enough toward getting An Actor Prepares, Stanislavski's thinking is amazing. I have craeted many a plot for my pieces from his work alone.

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