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Booked by Steve Valentine (DVD) The ULTIMATE book test where you not only tell them the WORD they are thinking of, YOU PREDICT IT! ANYWHERE, ANYTIME and with ANY BOOK.NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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"*%#@! That's brilliant!" - Paul Romhany

"Why does Steve Valentine have to be so good at EVERYTHING?!? He's renewed the idea of the book test, providing a Valentinian perspective on a classic effect. His book test has become the highlight of my performances in Houdini Seance Room at the Magic Castle. I couldn't imagine a performance without it." - Rob Zabrecky

"I saw this done by Steve, 15 or more years ago and I remembered it to this day. I'm shelving my other book tests! The wait has been long and I applaud Steve for finally opening his vault to release this. BOOKED is a winner!" - Joe Monti

"I've been running the lectures at the Magic Castle for over 30 years. This is by far the greatest book test I've ever seen, and I've seen them all." - Lee Delano, Magic Castle

"A real 'worker' from someone who has obviously performed this gem for years in his own shows. Highly, highly recommended." - Chipper Lowell

Have you ever performed a gaffed book test and had someone yell 'DO IT WITH MY BOOK!'?

Well now you can, with Steve Valentine's BOOKED!

On this DVD Steve shares his closely guarded secrets, honed through thousands of real world performances. You not only tell them the WORD they are thinking of, YOU PREDICT IT! ANYWHERE, ANYTIME and with ANY BOOK.

As a Bonus Steve reveals his extreme variations on the 'Pegasus Page' plot. Including the ultimate version where a freely chosen and SIGNED page is found RIPPED from a book and stuck to the OUTSIDE of a window. And the best part, you can give them the BOOK and PAGE to keep as a souvenir.

It doesn't get any better than this. THESE ARE FORMIDABLE, 100% COMMERCIAL MIRACLES.

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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
Best Book Test! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 18th, 2013
This is by far the best book test ever made I have not been a fan of book tests until now, Thanks Steve for making it fun!!
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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
The Best Book Test? Maybe so. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 19th, 2013
Here's what I love about this book test.

1) You can genuinely use pretty much any book they give you. Walk into any bookstore, library or living room and let them give you a book. So the book is fully examinable. You could even do it with foreign language books if you wanted to.

2) They can genuinely choose any page they want.

3) You can predict what word they will pick in any way you'd like (e.g. have it written on the ball of paper tossed around by the audience to choose them).

4) They'll never be able to accuse you of peaking at the word. They take the book away the second it's closed.

5) If you want to, you can have it be that they pick one word and then either change their mind or a second spectator picks a totally different word from the same book.

This thing is sheer genius.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
Hard To Beat Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 17th, 2013
Wow! For simplicity, flexibility and impact, "Booked" will be hard to beat. I've performed at least a dozen different book/magazine tests over the years and I must admit this is the BEST in real-world situations. Steve does a terrific job of showing how to make gaffs for ANY situation (including being given a book in another language!) and his incredible versions of the "pegasus page" theme are breathtaking. My favorite is a an "extreme" handling where the page is selected and signed - moments later to be seen as MISSING (torn out) from the book and the SIGNED page revealed in a wallet, under a glass, wherever you choose. Thank you Steve for sharing all your thinking with the magic/mentalism community. The book test/pegasus page routine will most likely become the finale to my parlor act. Best money I've spent on a book test in a LONG time.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
Mind Boggling !! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 17th, 2013
This is absolutely a "brilliant" trick. So glad he gave up his secret and so glad I bought it. It is really a GREAT effect...............it seems impossible....... it really blows people away. Thanks for making it available.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 17th, 2013
This is absolute genius and I will use this over and over again. You can make everything you need in 10 minutes and it's fun. You can do a double prediction on stage...one person selects a book, one looks at a word, another looks at the page number and the last opens the prediction envelope and reveals you're totally correct.

THIS WILL AMAZE your audience and it's very, very easy to do.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Much More Than I Expected Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 16th, 2013
I was hesitant to purchase "Booked" at first. Some were saying it was nothing new. However, I found "Booked" to be a valuable mentalism tool with an ingenious gimmick. Steve Valentine does a very thorough job of going through the creation of the gimmick and its variations. He gives complete explanations of the various routines as well as valuable advice on how to handle things that could happen during a performance. You can tell he has completely "worked" each of his "Booked" routines for years and years. The more I watched the DVD, the more I realized this was an amazing book test that would make audiences jaws drop to the floor. "Booked" is definitely a book test that I will use.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 20th, 2013
I love this concept and will often use it.

However I can't say this is the best book test. It depends on your performing style. The thing that I don't want to do when I do book test is looking at the book even though I don't try to see the word but people may think you are trying to glimpse it. When you use Booked you need to look at the book about 1 or 2 seconds. Of course you don't glimpse the page but you need to do it. You can cover this as you move around the stage or any kind of misdirection you can use to distract people's focus little bit. But generally distracting people's attention is not a good thing in mentalism. Because the moment when people see the freely selected page is the most important part of the performance in book test. You want to be seen as clean as possible at that moment. In my opinion it is not that clean in that moment as other book tests are.

Therefore to maximize this concept you need to add more effects just like the demo shows. This concept can make prediction and teleportation effects also. So, you reveal the word they chose and you show prediction paper that is written same word and the selected page is magically travelled and stuck on outside of a window or anywhere you wanted. The window thing is the killer. I just tried it yesterday and the reaction was so good.

It has 3 different effects in one performance so it may confuse people's mind and it feels more like magic or trick than pure mentalism. However I urge you to try this because you can do this with a BORROWED book. Not only book test, I've never seen any tricks or mental effects with a borrowed book this much good.


If you want to be seen as real mentalist with this I don't recommend this. There is Tru Test on Penguin. That is the thing you may want to try it if you don't have it.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
a good straight-forward book test. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 28th, 2013
recommended.
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Great book test at a great value! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 24th, 2013
Ok, I'm not going to take on the whole mentalist v magician or mentalism v mental magic thing. I will say, Booked is a great DVD. The basic routine(s) are killer and Steve has included so many different variations. I was hesitant to buy this at first because I already have a great book test and while Booked will not replace it, I will use Booked in both my professional gigs and in social settings. I know one trick DVDs take a lot of crap but this is more than just one trick. Highly recommended!
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Fantastic! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 25th, 2013
I LOVE book tests!! This is an ingenious concept with lots of information and ideas to make some amazing, seemingly impossible things. Combining this method with other book tests can possibly start a cult of followers! Just kidding. But not really. It's that good.
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