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Dracula Book Test by Alexander Black and Troy Cherry An unsurpassable stage, parlor, and even close-up book test! Highly recommended!
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Real Book, Perfect Bound, Real ISBN, 440 pages. Clever gaff is hidden into the book itself. Unlike other fake books, this title is immediately recognized around the world!

If you've been afraid to use book test because you felt they were too fake or too complicated to work, you have to get Dracula today; it will change the way you think about book tests.

Not all book tests are created equal. Without the directions, you and your audience will have one thing in common--you'll both be stumped!

No kidding, this book is amazing. Unlike other so called "book tests", this is a real book--it even has an ISBN. This is the actual 1897 version of Dracula by Bram Stoker, except for the devilishly cleaver gaff woven into its 440 pages of text. Everybody "knows" Dracula, which means they will never suspect it.

Here's the deal: No spontaneous stooges; No forced pages or words; No directions printed in the book; No glimpses required; No sleights; No writing; No counting; No skill is needed. It is easy to perform--a real reputation builder.

And as if this wasn't enough, The Dracula Book Test is affordable! It is a mentalist's dream come true. A wonderful classic effect with a whole new look and feel. This is your chance to create miracles.

Imagine this: A participant is freely chosen from the audience. She is in no way a prearranged confederate, or for that matter, a spontaneous stooge. The participant is ushered onto stage with applause. She is utterly unprepared for the astonishment that she will soon encounter and the wonderment she will experience as you read her mind.

The eager participant is given the opportunity to choose a book from among others placed on a table. It is then shown to the audience--one, two, or even six people get the chance to handle and examine the book to prove that it is real; it easily passes close-up examination 100% of the time.

Its authenticity is undeniable because it is a classic well-known title in circulation throughout the world.

You are then blindfolded and without any obvious means whatsoever, you read her mind and reveal the word. But wait, you have her pick yet another page--just to be sure, and then you name that word too!

Once again, there can be free choice of page number at every stage. There are no prearranged confederates or spontaneous stooges. You don't need an assistant. There are no cribs; no complicated anagrams; no reflectors or mirrors; and no electronics. It's very easy to use!

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For a gimmicked book, this is not bad Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 10th, 2010
I am generally not a fan of gimmicked book tests as there are so many good methods for ordinary books. However, the book in this case can be BRIEFLY examined by the participant, the word choices are good, and the theme of Dracula fits well for a mentalist. The book is well known, so as not to raise suspician the way the unknown titles in so many others do. If you are going to use a gimmicked book, this one is solid. One note: This would be better as a hardcover.
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Can't recommend it Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
Let's face it, there are so many book tests out there, there's no reason to spend money on one that you think has a severe shortcoming. The shortcoming on this one is that the book can't be examined. Sure, no one's forcing you to let the spectators handle the book afterwards, but if you CAN get booktests in which the method is completely invisible, allows you to accomplish the same effect and get the same reactions, why would you knowingly choose this one?
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Nicely made gimmick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 7th, 2008
This is a very well done gimmicked book. A few moments to learn and with showmanship a beautifully designed book test.

The book can be fully examined before the effect and will most likely never raise suspicion. A tip I use to lend legitimacy to the book itself that is subtle and many will say unnecessary, "Some bookstores have price tags that are large and say the name of the book, price and store name. I bought a copy of dracula and carefully peeled the tag off the store bought book, and applied this over the barcode/black magic imprint on the back. Completely unnecessary I know, but in my mind it added to the idea that the book is genuine and helped hide the word magic which I found slightly obtrusive."

You will enjoy performing this, it is easy, very deceptive and I have never failed to get great reactions when I use this. A great trick to practice build-up and showmanship skills and perfect for the false memory implants in spectator minds after the fact.
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Very Nice Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 8th, 2008
The method is awesome, the routines are easy to adapt to your own style and patter. Highly recommended.
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Dracula Book Test Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 2nd, 2008
This is an absolutly fabulous effect, I can't recommend it enough. The book is 100% examinable and the work is easy to remember. Even after the effect the spectator can have a quick flick through, although don't let them steadily look through it!
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Deceiving Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 17th, 2007
I have preformed this twice and it was perfect! The only thing i have trouble with is what if the spectator wants to see the book after?
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It's A Big Hit! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 12th, 2007
I performed this effect last week, and it blew people away. It is very powerful mentalism, and the best thing about it is that it's super easy. All you have to do is work on your presentation. When an effect does all that for you, what more can you ask for? Nothing, but applause. Add it to your cart. You wont regret it.
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The best trick ever! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 13th, 2007
I can't say enough about this trick.It's simply amazing.I use this all time and it never fails to get great reactions.
If your looking to get into mentalism I definitely reccomend this. Aside from the 13 steps of course.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 2nd, 2007
This book is a great thing to have... even if you are not doing shows. the book is fully examinable and 99% of the effect is due to the acting. I love it becauce it is a different type of effect other than cards or coins and most people seem to enjoy it while others are just creeped out. If you are on the edge of of the fence... so to speak... i would add this to your next purchase and hopfully you will find it just as cool and useful as I do
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Wow. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 7th, 2006
Ok. If their is one effect out their that I can't reccomend enough... Its the Dracula Book Test.

I can't say more. Go to the Discussion forum and read a review in the Review section by MagicMan135...

This is just too good.
Way too good. I now am proud to say that this is in my stage, close-up, and kids show performance.

This effect, is a classic, but its an amazing effect.
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