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Effect - The performer begins by introducing the book as his favourite book growing up and that he has set himself the challenge of memorising the entire 26,694 words of the book. A spectator (or spectators) is asked up onto the stage to assist and the performer never touches the book.
The spectator is asked to flick through the book, change pages a few times, then settle on one page. With no fishing, the performer is able to recite an entire line from the page. There is genuinely no force, and the spectator can see that other pages are not duplicates. Secondly, a spectator from the audience writes down 3 or 4 page numbers, unseen by the performer, and the spectator on stage turns to one of those pages without telling the performer. Through body language/mind reading, (whatever the performer's style) the performer first is able to give small details, and then reveal, word for word, the entire first paragraph. The performer decides to take things one step further by having the spectator again turn to another page, unknown to the performer and settle on a truly random word. The performer can then reveal the word through whichever method suits his style.