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The Memory Palace - Learn Anything and Everything (Starting With Shakespeare and Dickens) (Faking Smart Book 1) by [Smile, Lewis]
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  • File Size: 242 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007V3FLTE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 119 customer reviews
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This isn't a groundbreaking new discovery - in fact this memory system has been around for centuries - but it packages the idea well and yes, I can now recite the plays of Shakespeare and the complete novels of Dickens in order. However as somebody who doesn't produce the most vivid visualisations, I can't say how long this knowledge will hold. If I practised daily of course it would definitely hold, so a 5* review from me. Quite a funny book too. But it is short, thus the cheap price.
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I love this book. After reading 'Moonwalking with Einstein' I decided to venture forth into the realms of remembering.

I found this book by checking out the related section of the Kindle app, it suggested this, so I downloaded a sample.
After reading all that I could, I immediately purchased it.

The book teaches you simply how to remember the works of Shakespeare and Charles Dickens' book names. In order, forwards and backwards. It does this step by step, and is very easy to understand.

If you are interested in the workings of memory palaces, or just how to generally improve your memory - this book is for you.

Memory palaces are an amazing method of remembering almost anything. It works extremely well with lists especially as they can be memorised in order. I myself have used this and other books in order to memorise the digits of pi (to about 40 digits), and the periodic table by atomic number up to around 70. It is truly magnificent.

Moonwalking with Einstein can be found here: Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
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Shakespeare's plays have now been learnt. Dickens novels now memorised. Just wish I could remember where I left my keys.
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Surprisingly brilliant!! As I was reading through the story thinking I will never remember all 37 plays I was shocked to realise that when I went back through the story in my head the images that I created help me remember the plays all 37, and now I have the technique to learn and remember what I want
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This is a great introduction to the "Journey" memory method. Within 30 minutes I'd learnt the 37 plays of Shakespeare. The next day I spent another 30 minutes learning the 20 novels of Charles Dickens. I can now recite these in order. The book is short, and doesn't explain the process. However, it gave me the confidence to research the subject further. If you like this then definitely buy Ed Cooke's "Remember, Remember: Learn the Stuff You Thought You Never Could".
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Since I purchased this Kindle eBook it has risen in price by around 50%. Not a huge amount of money in actual terms I concede but not even good value at the original price I consider. The author does not present his credentials for writing a book about memory techniques and to be perfectly blunt it just seems to be a rehash of what is widely available on the internet or even as just a single chapter in one of several other much better books I could mention by authors with impeccable credentials such as eight times World Memory Champion Dominic O’Brien. At the time of writing this review the book is at No.9 in the memory techniques category on Amazon (UK), which is in my opinion is way too high for a text with such little merit. I would suggest that anybody interested in upgrading their memory would do much better by paying a little bit more for a more comprehensive book covering not just the Memory Palace technique but also many others such as How to Develop a Brilliant Memory Week by Week or You Can Have an Amazing Memory by Dominic O'Brien.

The Method of Loci (plural of Latin locus for location), also called the memory palace or journey technique, is a mnemonic device referred to in ancient Roman and Greek rhetorical treatises. Used and described by great orators such as Cicero two-thousand years ago to give hours long speeches without notes. The title ‘The Memory Palace’ is to my mind a bit of a misnomer and not original (The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci), I tend to think of memory palaces as something far more elaborate such as those described in Thomas Harris’ novel Hannibal. But then again how many copies would this book sell if it was prosaically titled ‘The Journey Method’?
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I got into Memory Palaces after reading Derren Brown's 'Tricks of the Mind', which is excellent and I recommend highly. This was fairly workmanlike, but, for the price, was a decent introduction into the memory palace technique. It works. Plain & simple
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I downloaded a free Kindle sample and really liked Lewis' writing style. Some other books I've read on this topic are so dry and stuffy, but the way this is written really appealed to me. So I bought it, and got stuck in...

Taking other Reviewer's comments into consideration, I compiled my own list of 41 (pinched from Wikipedia) of Shakespeare's plays and memorised that. (bear in mind that some, like Love's Labours Won, don't actually exist other than in some obscure list somewhere and there is no 'right' list at all). I did as was suggested, learned the entire list, and guess what? IT WORKS. I carry a photocopied list in my pocket so I can pull my little party trick - ALL Shakespeare's plays - in the right order!

Then there's a list of the 20 Dickens novels. And a few other lists to do on your own. And then you're at the end of the book. Yup, that was it.

I really liked it - I got a HECK of a lot out of this book. But I could really have done with more. One guided tour (which you get with the Shakespeare thing) isn't really enough to drum the message home. It's a brilliant system but it isn't demonstrated nearly enough.

It's STILL the best book on the subject though! I'm giving it 5 STARS (and I can assure you, I am in no way connected with the Author, Publisher, and I paid the full advertised price for it!)
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