- Paperback: 420 pages
- Publisher: MX Publishing (15 Sept. 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780928505
- ISBN-13: 978-1780928500
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 259,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Monographs - A comprehensive manual on all you need to know to become an expert Deductionist. Paperback – 15 Sep 2015
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About the Author
Ben Cardall is a mentalist, a deductionist, a sherlock holmes enthusiast. He is the performer in the web series The Deductionist. Observe Everything!
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Top Customer Reviews
Mr. Cardall, a professional magician and mentalist, recounts how he discovered the Sherlock Holmes Canon. At the beginning of the book, he explains how he was unofficially diagnosed with Ataraxia, thus explaining how he is unencumbered by typical emotions, allowing him to process information and make deductions with greater ease. This “super-power” has allowed Mr. Cardall to develop observational skills along the lines of Mr. Holmes, something that he continues to develop every day.
The information in this book is too vast to boil down into a single review. The book, over 400 pages of it, is more than simple tricks or memory exercises. It relates psychological “tells”, motivations, and behaviors, representing many different aspects of deduction and memory. And then there are the practical parts as well – telling us what to make of different types of tattoos, scratches upon one’s hand, or accents and dialect. These are the very things that Mr. Holmes would have worked so hard to learn (or develop) on his own when he was first learning his craft in those long-ago Victorian days. Luckily, the rest of us now have this book, Mr. Cardall having done all the hard work for us.
There are days when I feel like I’m on point, and that I can make some deductions about the person in front of me when I go to buy coffee – but I’m no Holmes.Read more ›
There is so much information in here. Memory techniques, including the real way to make a Memory Palace. Reading people through their expressions. Body language. This is just the first part of the book... the rest is just as awesome but you need to take your time and absorb. Read it multiple times and get to know the techniques and actually do it. Maybe buy a second copy 'cos you'll probably wear out the first one.
It'll take practice. If you want it, you'll put that practice in. But this book could teach you to be great :) Your choice.
book, with in the pages is a comprehensive guild to becoming “a Deductionist”
or Batman without all the fancy gadgets.
Ben is as close to a real life Sherlock Holmes as you will find anywhere on this
planet, he starts the book describing how and why he became hooked on
learning and recreating the skills of Sherlock, by the time you are even half way
through the book you can see he has not only learn but mastered most if not
all the traits and skills which would make Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself
If you have ever wanted to have the ability to read people or to know what has
happened in a particular room then look no further than this book, there is a
saying in martial arts “Preoccupied with a single leaf you won't see the
tree.” Takuan Soho
This is how most of us live our Daly life’s and when we see something amazing
like what Ben can do we think he has a gift, once you start this book you will
soon realise Ben’s gift is his ability to teach the skills he has developed over
years of dedicated practice.
This book will teach you to be more aware of everything around you from the
cloths people wear and what they mean, to the type of pet they own from the
strand of hair you see and were on the body it is found, as well as this you will
learn how to improve your memory with different practice tools and guidance
of memory palaces win which to store the new information you will obtain
from your practice.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is amazing. Easy to follow training exercises that can help you become really good in the mentalist area of showmanship. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
the only thing wrong with it I could possibly find is that the paperback (so not the ebook) is formatted poorly. Other than that I absolutely loved every single bit of it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Cards on the table, I bought this directly from Ben at one of his lectures for my company. I found it to be vastly insightful which was the reason for my purchase. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Such a good read, very enjoyable.
Got a lot out of reading this book, definitely recommend for anyone wanting to learn about the art of deduction.
Brilliant material, writing and deductions! Can't be happier with this book, it's good to see an author pushing the boundaries of mentalism even further! Absolutely brilliant read! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've honestly never read a book this bad.
Spelling errors on nearly every page (including the book's cover and on the very first page). Deductions that make no sense. Read more
Incredible and useful. Really gets the mind pumping and active. This is the most practical deduction book out there as it shows you exactly how to do it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by cammo
I really want to rate this badly to put people off but I couldn't do that to Ben. To be completely honest, this is the best book I have ever read. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joe Smallwood