Originally posted by Ford Kross:
Quoting John Clarkson: "Full Facts Book of Cold Reading: You may be able to find many of the methods in other sources, but Ian's book puts it all together in one convenient place. It is an instructive and entertaining read. As Mr. Zabel points out, as with any aspect of magic performance, you will want to supplement cold reading techniques with insights from other disciplines."
When some one reviews something to me, favorable or otherwise. I always ask their background in the subject.
Yes, Mr. Kross. I have noticed your tendency to focus on an author rather than his/her ideas. I'm not interested in contributing to that.
In this case, readings. If it wouldn't be an imposition, what's yours? Have you done readings? have you done paid readings. What other material on the subject have you read or are familiar with?
Mr. Kross, since this thread is about two books, and not about me, yes, your questioning my qualifications is an imposition. The only qualification required to know if Ian's book puts information that might be found in other sources in one convenient place is the ability to read, think, and analyze. Trust me, I can do all three; I can even do them simultaneously!
If you have read Mr. Rowland's books and have something constructive to say about specific content
, I'd be happy to read it. I am not any more interested, however, in your personal assessment of me or of Ian Rowland than I suspect you are of my opinion of you.
Now, about the book
: I especially liked Section 6, "Non-psychic Contexts." What did you think about that section?