I think the material was very nice. Especially his thoughts behind it. I havent picked up his book since it was described to me as hardcore sleight of hand stuff, the Jennings type of thing. I have nothing against that sort of stuff, and I think it is amazing when someone handles it well, but it is not for me. I have made the decision to chase other virtues than incredibly difficult sleights in my magic.
So boy, was I surprised, when I read the Aaron material in Genii. His inspired idea to let gravity do a lot of the work, combined with very "soft" movements, made it work like a dream. And all movements seemed very natural - dare I say Vernonesque?
This is not severely difficult stuff - just brilliant stuff. It also made me interested to go back to Jennings et al and see if the same principle can be applied there.
I read a review of the book (I think it was in Magic Magazine) which commented that Aaron spends about half of the book to develop a substitute for the bluff pass, only to scrap his own ideas at the end and present something very similar to the original sleight. The reviewer questioner the merit in this, since the book is not very long as it is. Anyone have any comments on this?