"Diction" book test by Nathan Kranzo

Instead of mentally projecting your mentalism thoughts, type them here.

Postby Dick Christian » 06/02/09 06:11 AM

Nathan Kranzo's new "Diction" book test arrived yesterday. I like it! For anyone seeking a book test you can carry in your pocket for those occasional situations when an impromptu demonstration is appropriate, this could be just what you're looking for. The salient features are:

1) can be carried in your pocket

2) performer never handles the book

3) book (a pocket dictionary) is ungimmicked so will withstand any degree of scrutiny

Please note that the methods used are not new but that does not in any way detract from their effectiveness. It is also worthy of note that Kranzo has meticulously credited the sources from which his test is derived -- an important nicety all too often overlooked in many contemporary effects. IMO "Diction" is certainly worth the $45 MSRP and has my unqualified endorsement.
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Postby Necromancer » 06/02/09 12:40 PM

Hi Dick,

The manner in which the page and word are selected is not included in the product description. How would you describe it?

Thanks,
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Postby Dick Christian » 06/03/09 07:49 AM

Neil,

The words are the first and last on the page. Page(s) are freely selected by the participating spectator via a limited ranging force that appears very fair and above board (and has been used in earlier book tests by Larry Becker, Karrell Fox and others).

Hope this is helpful.

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Postby Dick Christian » 06/03/09 07:53 AM

Neil,

I should add that the dictionary can also be used as a "peek" book a la Flashback.

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Postby Necromancer » 06/03/09 03:00 PM

Thanks!
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