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Good idea! I like this and I have the Dracula book test, just need the other two. Nice
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I have been using this book test since I first began mentalism. It's a very easy book test, and it's a complete stunner. If you are creative you can use that book test for a range of effects. You can present this as photo graphic memory, muscle reading (you go trought the book while muscle reading them), ESP, remote viewing (personal favorite).

You can do this blindfolded, the method is simple, the explanations are clear and precise, they even give you a presentation that goes with.

a 10/10!
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Hey all! before I begin I have yet to read all of the thread though I do intend to go back and revisit it after this post but the inductive book test.Worth the purchase or not?
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Ben:

Who not go ahead and read through the thread? There is enough insight and testimony in there for you to inform your decision.

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Ben:

Who not go ahead and read through the thread? There is enough insight and testimony in there for you to inform your decision.

George
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Ben, that's a very hard question to answer, since I don't know what you are looking for or how you perform.

I have the SHIBT on my shelf, never used, but that's not to say it is a bad purchase. It is a tool as much as it is an effect. In the book you have a full collection of genuine Sherlock Holmes short stories by Sir Conan Doyle, so even if you never use it in performance, you've got some cool bedtime reading.

I can't give too much away, but what this book test allows you to do is a bit different to most book tests. This tool allows you to peer into ANOTHER book and know what the spectator is reading. That is, you might not be able to tell them what they are reading in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes itself, but they could be reading a completely different book and you can tell the first word, the first line, the contents of a paragraph, or pick images and themes from that page (depending on how you frame it). Miraculous? Yes, I suppose it is. And for that reason, this is a cool effect to pick up. But I reckon that many people will buy this and be disappointed to realise that they could actually achieve the same effect in other ways.

I'm not going to lie to you - I think the $50 price tag on this is pretty high. I also think that if I was in your shoes asking this question, I would rather be directed to alternatives than to pick this one up. As I said, I haven't used it in performance (which is not to say that I never would, mind you).
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I had read through the thread afterwards george I just wanted to get my question in while it was on my mind.

Much appreciated insight though C.J thank you
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This is best used in a multi phase BT, rather then just a one off. Although, there is nothing wrong with doing so, I just find it plays a lot bigger in say something like a 3 phase routine. I used this for years and always played huge. What's great is you can use any other book you want to go along with it. CJ makes some great points and points out things you need to take into consideration. As for the price, I'm glad it's that way as it somewhat keeps it from being exposed by the just curious but remember, you are paying for a tool which can turn out to be priceless if used properly.
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Is it still available?
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On Mar 9, 2014, cirrus wrote:
Is it still available?

I, too, am interested very much...sounds like a gretat tool ! Smile Smile
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I beleive the newer version incorporates another method wich allows you to do two different things, I could be wrong.
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The old link does not work, so where might it be purchased?
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I don't know if it's this one, but it says inductive book test and it's version 2.0.
http://www.stevensmagic.com/shop/the-she......-test-2/
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I don't know if it's this one, but it says inductive book test and it's version 2.0.
http://www.stevensmagic.com/shop/the-she......-test-2/


Don't think so. The description on that page is a very different effect to the one being described in this thread so far. And there is no mention of the sort of routine that the original SHIBT lends itself to, so I would have to guess that the working of the original isn't included in version 2.0
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The new version has the same method as Frankenstein book test.

Not worth the $ if you ask me, the same effects can be done with a regular book picked off the shelf.

But magicians do like their toys! ;-)

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On Aug 8, 2006, ALEXANDRE wrote:
I received this book test a couple of days ago and have had a chance to perform it twice already. Fantastic!

My presentation was different than the one included with the instructions, but don't get me wrong, the instructions are clear and creative! I just approached it instinctively.

The seriousness and quality of this work has turned me into a true customer and I've already ordered the Dracula Book Test. I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

Looking forward to the future.

I advise fellow mentalists to take a look: http://www.blacksmagicshop.com/public/sherlock.html
Is this link correct? It would not work for me. Could not find a blacksmagicshop.com either.
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That blacksmagicshop link did not work for me either... Smile Smile
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On Mar 10, 2014, Art Vanderlay wrote:
The new version has the same method as Frankenstein book test.

Not worth the $ if you ask me, the same effects can be done with a regular book picked off the shelf.

But magicians do like their toys! ;-)

Cheers
Art



This is why the main method (original method without the second addition) makes it unique. You can not do that method with any book off the shelf as fair as you can with this test. It is available online, just dig for it.
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I may have to order this, I normally don't like gaffed books (preferring Richards terrific poor man's booktest) but given my day job is a detective it will fit in with my performing style perfectly!

I'm from the UK, can I ask if this books looks 'American' ie dollar price on the back etc?

Many thanks

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Even if it does have a dollar price, surely you'd just whack a uk sticker over it that says £2.99 or something?
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