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.