Posted: Nov 16, pm. I was fairly new to mentalism at the time and frankly, I lacked the performing chops to really grasp what I was reading. That changed with each subsequent reading. I've been through that book five times since and each time I understand more. The most recent re-reading took place on an airplane to Vegas for MindVention.
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Top Inventors 1. Tony Anverdi 2. Dan Harlan 3. Colin Mcleod 4. Adrian Lacroix 5. Tommy Wonder 6. Bennie Chickering 7. Paul Wilson 8. Max Maven 9. Larry Hass Jamie Daws Hondo Chris Funk David Jonathan Richard Osterlind Rick Lax Michael Murray Greg Wilson Robert Smith Chef Anton Peter Turner. In this follow-up second volume, Bob Cassidy has collected ten more of his e-books and created yet another must-have masterclass in mentalism!
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Review Wishlist. Out of stock. Questions about this product. Have a question about this product? Write a review! Customer Reviews showing 1 - of 8. Showing the Most Helpful Newest. I bought this book about a year ago and just happened to see how few reviews it had by chance, so I felt I should review it as well.
This is an amazing book, which covers some amazing effects very thoroughly. There are quite a few effects in the book and they all seem great - nothing seems purely like filler. Also Mr. Cassidy always keeps it entertaining to read! Only downside: Spelling errors. There should never be errors in spelling in a book and in this one there is a few.
One can always understand what is meant, so they pose no real issue. Amazing book - buy it! Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
Bound to be a classic. Face it: Bob Cassidy is a legendary performer. This book, Fundamentals, is not a sequel to VOL. It is it's own work, and is invaluable to those developing a mentalism show. What makes it classic is that you can apply Bob's advice to mentalism or anywhere else. Must read. It contains numerous effects and routines, but it is far more than just a book about effects.
It covers presentation, staging, psychology and more. Bob Cassidy's knowledge of his craft is encyclopedic and his reputation is well deserved. Plus, Bob share's his real working material and the way he thinks.
It is a must read for anyone serious about performing mentalism. No, it is a priceless beautifully bound modern day classic. I highly recommend you get it and read it. I think it is possible to create a complete mentalism act using just the material from this book. If you do not have it, then get it NOW!!!! From bottom of my heart. I'm only halfway through the book, but I already know, I will come back to this volume regularly. I've bought this because I was interested in presentation and showmanship, but I've got much more.
As a hobbyist performing for friends and family, several mentalism books disappointed me, because they only contain effects that just don't work for me. I cannot impress my friends by knowing their birthdays, for example. This book however, besides the invaluable theoretical essays, contain effects that are practical for me. An example is the improved presentation of the Princess card trick. I've learned a lot about presentation just by comparing the usual performance with the added subtleties recommended by the author.
When I performed it to my family, they were completely astonished. I was surprised, because they reacted much better than to some other tricks which were theoretically stronger than this one.
But because instead of an abstract playing card, I revealed things that were emotionally important to them and we could recall some mutual memories, they enjoyed it very much. If I wanted to write something negative, I would mention that the quality of the paper is too good.
It is not easy to write notes or highlight the most important sentences on this glossy paper, so I have to use a lot of post-it notes. Bob was the Best! Read everything you can written by Bob Cassidy. That's all I can say. Great book with tons of information and funny, too. He always had a sense of humor.
This book is designed to set you out on your path in mentalism on the right foot, and it does so with eloquently. There is some really strong material in here, the mentalism effects and routines are exceptional, however, even more importantly, there is powerful theory and applications of Cassidy's personal system of making mentalism look real.
Its been said already but I'll say it again, this book really is an instant classic. Great Book! Bob has done it again! His way of thinking and explanation great as always. In this book Mr. Cassidy starts with basics and then goes to the more advance stuff showing us why he is one of the bests and most respected performers in our art.
To all those who think that they need to read vol 1 first, well You don't need Vol. Won't say why, because I don't want to spoil the secret, although "Fundamentas" is quite self-explanatory! Mental Dice by T.. Intersection by.. Crazy Cash by Da.. Virtual Out Of T.. Marked Cards reviews. Arrested by Adri.. Virtual Triumph.. Junky by Docc Hi.. Rubinstein Coin.. Bicycle Elite Ed.. Unmarked Miracle.. Revolutionary Ca.. Force-Sight by C..
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