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scalito
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Hi Kaleb...Is this too small for stage?...Thanks...Scalito
Kaleb Wade
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Hi Scalito,

Although Frankenstein was designed with close-up and casual performances in mind. It is definitely not too small for stage performances. Please find Frankenstein’s dimensions below:

H = 6.75 inches W = 4.25 inches D = 0.43 inches

Easy to read 12pt Garamond font. 46,407 words. 181 pages.

Many thanks,
Kaleb
FREE EBOOKS:

THREE: https://www.kalebwade.co.uk/three

HUMAN CLUEDO: https://www.kalebwade.co.uk/human-cluedo

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On Apr 30, 2022, scalito wrote:
Hi Kaleb...Is this too small for stage?...Thanks...Scalito


Hello,

To echo Kaleb’s words, it is perfect for close up. BUt we have to remember that it is pretty much "normal" book size. So unless a performer prefers to use bigger hardbacks on stage then there isn't much getting around how it looks on stage as it is just a regular size.

On the flip side, I can say that it wasn't made smaller in size just to accommodate close up performing. I know some book tests have any I Don't really "get it" as I don't see many super small books on a daily basis, lesser still actual novels.

On stage, I'm not sure it really matters too much as anyone further than a few feet away can't read the words anyway so the audience at larg just need to be aware that the participant is looking at a book.
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Any idea when the pre-orders will ship?


According to Kaleb’s website the next batch ships on 9th May


Thank you JamJar.
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On Apr 30, 2022, Kaleb Wade wrote:
Hi Bryce,

Thank you for your interest in Frankenstein. This item is now back in stock, and ready to ship immediately! You can order directly from me at: https://www.kalebwade.co.uk/frankenstein

Or from Black Cat Magic at: https://blackcatmagic.co.uk/product/frankenstein-booktest

For everyone who purchased this on pre-order, these have been packed and will be sent out to you today.

Cheers,
Kaleb


Thank you Kaleb and for taking the time to respond. Looking forward to getting this.
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Thanks for the supporting this project Bryce
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Ok, so I received my copy. I think it's great. (I'm a BT junkie, and have owned/performed many) The workings aside, the book itself is absolutely believable, and would stand up to any scrutiny you may encounter during a performance. The writing style for the instructions is complete, entertaining, clear, and succinct. There's a twist on a known principle that I hadn't encountered before, and it's a good one. I know this is just a smidgen of a "review", but it's all I have for now Smile
Overall, absolutely pleased with this. Especially, the thought that went into this being a normal looking novel. The size is fantastic for practicality as well. If you already have a BT (s) you're happy with, you obviously don't NEED this...but you'll be happy if you get it is my prediction. Bottom line; once I practice with it, etc., I WILL happily be using this.
All 3 of my thumbs up for this one. All smiles, no buyers remorse, and I'd buy it again need be.
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One more clarification to the above; by "any scrutiny" I mean any reasonably expected examination. As Kaleb points out, if they take it to the loo with them, magnifying glass in hand, for two hours...ehhhh...who knows. I recommend don't do that Smile
Only perform in establishments with no bathrooms is my work around!

It's a solid piece that I really can't imagine many not being thrilled with.

Good mind bending to all.
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I've got my order in. I'm excited for this! I love book tests that use these kinds of principles, but I've always thought carrying around a book called "A C*se of Intu*t*on" was a bit sus. This will likely go directly into my close-up act.
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I wish I’d kept my mouth shut now, I want to be the only one doing it :-D
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On May 4, 2022, 252life wrote:
Ok, so I received my copy. I think it's great. (I'm a BT junkie, and have owned/performed many) The workings aside, the book itself is absolutely believable, and would stand up to any scrutiny you may encounter during a performance. The writing style for the instructions is complete, entertaining, clear, and succinct. There's a twist on a known principle that I hadn't encountered before, and it's a good one. I know this is just a smidgen of a "review", but it's all I have for now Smile
Overall, absolutely pleased with this. Especially, the thought that went into this being a normal looking novel. The size is fantastic for practicality as well. If you already have a BT (s) you're happy with, you obviously don't NEED this...but you'll be happy if you get it is my prediction. Bottom line; once I practice with it, etc., I WILL happily be using this.
All 3 of my thumbs up for this one. All smiles, no buyers remorse, and I'd buy it again need be.


I'm really happy, as will Kaleb be, that you like the twist on the principles at play.

They took a little while to get just right.

Bazz
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Hi 252life,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Frankenstein. This book test has been a labour of love - I'm so glad you like it!

Cheers,
Kaleb
FREE EBOOKS:

THREE: https://www.kalebwade.co.uk/three

HUMAN CLUEDO: https://www.kalebwade.co.uk/human-cluedo

https://www.kalebwade.co.uk
OCCULT. FRANKENSTEIN. CINEMATIC. AFTERGLOW
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My copy came today, I have worked through the (very good) instructions twice, and I think Frankenstein it a very worthy addition to anyone's arsenal of book tests. It might be helpful to compare and contrast it with the MOAB project--or at least with MOAB pocket ed. and MOAB 2--which I own.

Somewhat like MOAB, Frankenstein features a variation of Becker' F---- B---- principle and Grant's L--- W-- principle. For the latter, there is some manageable memorization required to perform it. Unlike MOAB, only half of the book permits the Grant principle, so some audience management is involved. Its likely learning curve is a little longer than for MOAB PE, and it may permit some more hits than MOAB PE, but it does not permit the greater range of hits that are possible with MOAB 2.

I will perform it for two reasons (at least). First, it is based on a real and classic novel that mot spectators will recognize and many will have read, or at least know the story. Second, I sometimes perform narrative-driven mentalism effects, so Frankenstein admirably fits with an approach I like to take.

If this book test fits your interests, I strongly recommend it.

George
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Hi George,

Thank you for your kind words regarding Frankenstein. I’m not sure if you’re aware, but I’ve released a new hands-off handling for Frankenstein titled ‘Frankie Reborn’ this handling has been a game changer for me in my close-up performances.

The ‘Frankie Reborn’ eBook is FREE for all Frankenstein owners, and can be downloaded instantly here:

https://www.kalebwade.co.uk/frankie

Cheers,
Kaleb
FREE EBOOKS:

THREE: https://www.kalebwade.co.uk/three

HUMAN CLUEDO: https://www.kalebwade.co.uk/human-cluedo

https://www.kalebwade.co.uk
OCCULT. FRANKENSTEIN. CINEMATIC. AFTERGLOW
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On May 6, 2022, Kaleb Wade wrote:
Hi George,

Thank you for your kind words regarding Frankenstein. I’m not sure if you’re aware, but I’ve released a new hands-off handling for Frankenstein titled ‘Frankie Reborn’ this handling has been a game changer for me in my close-up performances.

The ‘Frankie Reborn’ eBook is FREE for all Frankenstein owners, and can be downloaded instantly here:

https://www.kalebwade.co.uk/frankie

Cheers,
Kaleb


I didn’t know about this, it might be similar to something I already do but looking forward to checking it out. Thanks!
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I think I need to download it too
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This book test is growing on me. The performer probably needs to read Shelley's entire novel (NOT Kaleb's prop) to become very familiar wth the story. The story has universal appeal, and pieces of it can energize the performance.

Likewise, this book test should play strong for ANY audience. If the implied claim behind one's opener should be plausible to the audience, like a memory, math, of apparent body bandage demonstration, Frankenstein would not be advised for one's opener, but it will fit anywhere else in one's performance. I will sometimes perform it as a closer.

And the more I study it, the more I like the extra hits that are available.

George
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Just to recommend to everyone who has this to be sure to download Frankie reborn, it’s a great addition to the instructions and definitely worth a read!
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Just to recommend to everyone who has this to be sure to download Frankie reborn, it’s a great addition to the instructions and definitely worth a read!


Agreed!
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On May 8, 2022, George Hunter wrote:
This book test is growing on me. The performer probably needs to read Shelley's entire novel (NOT Kaleb's prop) to become very familiar wth the story. The story has universal appeal, and pieces of it can energize the performance.

Likewise, this book test should play strong for ANY audience. If the implied claim behind one's opener should be plausible to the audience, like a memory, math, of apparent body bandage demonstration, Frankenstein would not be advised for one's opener, but it will fit anywhere else in one's performance. I will sometimes perform it as a closer.

And the more I study it, the more I like the extra hits that are available.

George


Really glad you are seeing the potential that the extra hits can offer.
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