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Extraordinary by Devin Knight

A super baffling book test that can be done with books in any language.

The effect is that the mentalist shows a copy of a recent ungimmicked New York Times bestseller and hands this to any spectator (no stooge). Another person, (again, no stooge) decides on the page to be used. The first spectator secretly underlines with a pencil a word on the page, closes the book and retains it.

Without touching the book or asking a single question, the mentalist circles the identical word in an ungimmicked dictionary and hands it to a member of the audience for verification. The dictionary is handed to the audience member before the spectator reveals his underlined word. Only then does the spectator open the dictionary and verify that the only circled word in the dictionary was the word freely chosen. As a killer finish, the mentalist reveals the sentence that was used to get the chosen word.

What makes this book test extraordinary is the absence of forces of any kind and stooges, plus the fact that both the best seller and dictionary are handled by spectators in the audience. Also, there are no gimmicks as used in my Predictionary effect.

1st edition 2019, 6 pages.
word count: 1714 which is equivalent to 6 standard pages of text