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This looked intriguing, then the thread died.

Has anyone used one recently or can review?

Piers.

PS. The website still appears confused re: pricing.
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On 2008-05-11 16:38, dj wrote:
>>Why is it brilliant?<<

The method it is used.



My Audience dos NOT Really care about the method that I used.....so, why it is Brilliant?
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I got it !

I like the principle very much.
It's the best book test with the insight from keith Fields.
You don't have to ask for a long/big word as in the Karmilovitch book test.
This book test in my opinion is not for beginners because it works best for people who are good at interpreting body language when determining which word was picked within a particular word group.
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But in the end, book test is just a lot like Card Forces....in the Audience mind will be the same...unless your presentations is unique and most imprtantly, Entertaining

so I guess there is nothing Special about this beside the very Cool method, which strikes lay people as nothing of fancy
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I'm also interested. What is the price?
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Doesn't seem as close to 100 pct as MOABT. Mother is like family. She is there when I need her, always. Curious about more reviews just as any of the Holy Grail seekers.

Raise your prices Ted.
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... reminds me of that other book test, A4 size with pictures.

Can't think of the name though.

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On 2008-06-22 04:41, Piers wrote:
... reminds me of that other book test, A4 size with pictures.

Can't think of the name though.

Piers.


That's it Piers! What was that one called? Anyone?
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I ordered this from this Edward for the 'subscription price' of 99 Euros,the price goes up after july 1.I didn't think anyone had the english version yet cause it wont be available for delivery before August 1.It's not hard to order though..an email address is easy to find on the site and Edward was good to deal with.I'll be sure to post a review asap.
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On 2008-06-22 04:41, Piers wrote:
... reminds me of that other book test, A4 size with pictures.

Can't think of the name though.

Piers.


Do you mean the comic booktest "monster of booktest" from S.X. (the banned member of this forum with the forbidden name)?

I don´t know this principle, although it also sounds interesting, but the Grandmother I and II is available since many years in germany. Just the english version is new.
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THIS is what I was thinking of...

http://www.jheff.com/PictoMental_2000.html

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THIS is what I was thinking of...

http://www.jheff.com/PictoMental_2000.html

Piers.

Ok, I know this book, but it isn't my cup of tea (sorry, Ralf) and it´s a completely different method and presentation.

Picto Mental is a colouring book with let´s say 100 different pictures and some words you can receive.
With the grandmother you have a book with hundreds of pages and thousands of possible words the spectator can freely choose. Which of them will a spectator think is stronger? I think the "real" book, but this is just my opinion.
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Doesn't Rick over at Outlaw have something similar?

Looking forward to the English translation reviews.
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Doesn't Rick over at Outlaw have something similar?

Looking forward to the English translation reviews.

I don´t think so. What booktest do you have in mind?
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THIS is what I was thinking of...

http://www.jheff.com/PictoMental_2000.html

Piers.


:), no,no the grand mother of book test is a real book.
The book is the hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes)
One more time the principles is totally different from others book.
No big-long words, no dracula principle,no double vision, etc...
read my last post for more.
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Okay, Okay. Parmenion, but is it 100 percent for the advanced mentalist? Or is it as close to 100 pct as can be depending on the the spectator etc? Even MOABT is not 100 percent but it is the best out there bar none.

CinChiller I was thinking more like the Homicide BT.
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No, I think a beginner mentalist can do it
It's not self working you have to practice a lot for a beginner and a little bit for an advanced.
The system is 100 % but the words you use are important ( so it's because I say it's better if you already do mentalism)
Anyway for me it's a best principle I'e ever seen ( with insight Smile)
But has everything it's matter of taste.
For instance I don't like MOABT principles but I agree it's a good book.
At least everything is question of perception and presentation( for a book test)
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Candin,
the principle has nothing to do with Rick´s Homicide book test. I like the outlaw booktests very much, but they are completly different from the grandmother.

The grandmother is a pure and direct booktest. If somebody would ask me how a "typical" real booktest should look like - I would answer like the Grandmother.
But I think the mentalist should be advanced for a 100% clear and believable presentation. It´s definitly nothing for a beginner.
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The real question is . . . . what will we call book tests when we run out of relatives.

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