Interesting to me, I had just finished reading Sleights of Mind and had enjoyed it very much when I received my July Issue. David Britland's review was disappointing to me.
Seeing magic that I know and love examined by enthusiastic scientists as well as an all star list of magicians was very interesting. Among the many observations and the very accessible explanations of research done on cognition, there were a few that were less profound. I believe that David Britland picks on this book unfairly. I hope that he read the whole thing rather than cherry picked a few rough spots.
My only complaint is that they put a blaze disclaimer before each magic secret they discussed. This was irritating. Anyone who picks up the book to read it is not going to skip those sections, in my opinion.
I read this book on a Kindle. My first magic related Kindle read.
I recommend this book as a fun summer read for magicians.
John Cox, Reston VA
Keep it visual