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Ken Dyne
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I received this yesterday and had to read through it.

Title: Mendacity
Author: Patrick G. Redford
Pages: 94
Published: Softcover

The ideas in here I really will be using. From the opening effect where you describe a photograph that you've never seen before, whats more is that it is a photo that a spectator can bring to your show!

One of my favourite routines of all time is Larry Becker's Sneak Thief. I thought it couldn't be improved...WRONG. In his book George allows you to perform this routine while the spectator holds the cards behind your back. So, that's right you cant be looking for little mark or anythign like that because the pictures are held up behind your back, by a spectator. Of course it ends with the diabolocal image duplication as you would expect.

If you like dual reality, bolder than bold mentalism (and that's what I LOVE) then there is somethign in these pages for you.

Theer are not many routines, but the few there are in here are golden, well thought out pieces of mind.

Geaorge's take on menatlism as Lies is also an interesting one, very thought provoking.

I hope people get as much out of this as I have, I'm sure these will play well for any audience you perform to. As ever its all in the presentation.

Best of luck with it George!

Kennedy
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Patrick Redford
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Thanks Kennedy,

I'm pleased to see that you've found worth in my text. You might enjoy the sequel to Mendacity as well: Consecution - More Experiements in lies for the Professional Entertainer.

Mendacity is more than just the well polished and thought out routines that are presented in full (many of which that work on more than one principle and are easily adapted into other new effects), it's also about a new angle in which to present mentalism. It includes two essays that will hopefully present this new angle for the reader so that he or she may look at his or herself as a performer and the art. There are also, of course, hidden secrets among these essays that include "gimmicks" for being remembered by your audience by forcing them to remember you with a special approach.

Thanks again for the kind comments!

-Patrick Redford
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Nice review, Kennedy.

I've heard great things about the books, Patrick - will certainly be ordering them when my next pay cheque comes in! Agreed, I love using bold methods in my mentalism, so very excited about the books.

Darn, more money to spend!

Simon
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Ken Dyne
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I don't think Bold covers it nearl;y well enough, imagine just blatently lying to your spectator in such a way that they beliebe you 100%...amazing work Partick. As many people who know m,e will very well agree, I love bold methods. I hand out every gimmick I use and ask them to inspect it...gutsy or just plain stupid...? It works for me and ot obviusly works for Patrick too!

The new angle is certainly thought provoking to say the least. All so often we see many mentalists taking the same approach of "i'm psychologically influencing you" and here Patrick presents a totally new thinking on the presentation of a mentalist.

I too shall be getting hold of the sequal methinks.

Best,
Kennedy
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Who's George?
You repeated that name several times as if it meant something important.
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Since you asked only nine years later, I'll reply in a slightly shorter time--George is George Tait a/k/a Patrick Redford.
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