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- Print Length: 64 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B007V3FLTE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 119 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,650 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Memory Palace - Learn Anything and Everything (Starting With Shakespeare and Dickens) (Faking Smart Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
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
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’?Read more ›
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!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There was a terrible misunderstanding and it made it seem like I was saying bad things about this book when I wasn't. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Siwan
Five years ago I was learning quotes for my closed-book English GCSE exam on 'Of Mice And Men'. Nothing stuck in my head until my teacher taught us 'The Cathedral Method', and I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by VronnyP
Found the technique in here, very helpful initially. But it is something you have to practise at - i haven't done so for sometime, and i now have maybe 10% of the shakespeare... Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. Tokens
Really impressed with this book, I have only read the Shakespeare chapter but quite shocked at what I learnt in 30 minutes despite having problems with my memory. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Caitlin anderson
Fascinating and useful exercise with the plays of Shakespeare and novel of Dickens. Great introduction to memory palaces.Published 5 months ago by R. Cuttill
A fantastic introduction to mind/memory palaces. I am dyslexic so remembering singular pieces of information (especially in order) is almost impossible for me as I struggle badly... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
An excellent introduction to Memory Palaces and well written guide.Published 7 months ago by PARVINDER NIJJAR
Technique is good but the listed facts were not in chronological order as stated and there were also gaps. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Paul Sexton
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