I looked in my bag and saw that I have been dragging the book SAD by Looch around for the last couple of months and have not yet read it. Looch is one of a small minority of mentalists who specialize in close up walk around mentalism. Having enjoyed his book and DVD set I was. From the mind of one of Mentalism’s rising stars comes an important book of practical, simple and direct mentalism. Why should you be interested in this book ?.

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They don’t sell out, they are true scholars, and they have intellectual integrity and honesty when giving credit to others who made prior breakthroughs in our fields. In looch, there are over a dozen complete ‘Simple and Direct’ routines, plus three bonus effects, along with Looch’s thinking on his approach to working with billets, books, playing cards and other props in a mentalism context. View our Frequent Questions.

Years ago Lokch was talking with a casual friend who was well-known at the Magic Castle and in amateur magic.

You almost never see that oloch any of the young ones. While he does reference some methodologies invented by others, he does so with credit. Read our privacy policy. On top of that he has Red Sky at Night and Matchbox Monte, which both make for very nice routines for both stage and close up.

I liked these routines dad they sounded like they were written for layman. With regard to footnotes, etc. You generally find that people who bring out products with little added to them, may sell a lot the first time kooch, but once the word gets around have a hard time selling anything afterwards.

Hubris often wins over common sense. Do you want to respond to this review? Did this review help you? There are very few original concepts. Next Looch discuses ideas for creating a working set which is flexible enough to be cut short due unforeseen events.


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A really nicely routined act and solid thinking behind the process. Buy it, there is really a lot to learn from this chap. As the other reviewers have noted, sda get fine discussions on important topics, such as what to carry, how to carry yourself, business cards or loocu, routining, psychological vs. That is what a good book should do. So let many voices speak. Feel free to contact us.

Looch is a clever and inventive young mind in Mentalism.

He, he we’re looking at a system similar to that medical information network they talk sqd in the TV commercials that allow doctors anywhere on earth to pull up a patient’s records or look at medical data on a particular person except we’re looking at techniques, effects and history Where It Has To. If Osterlind comes out with a book I expect a lot, if a new young kid comes out with a book, I just hope he can spell well.

Find Out how to pay. Since it was an adaptation of a well-known gimmick for a different effect, my friend decided not to bother making a stink over it. Many of his routines are multi phased.

Any seasoned mentalist will agree that Mentalism by its very nature generally lacks the visual appeal that is so often found within its magic counterpart. If you’ve ever wished that kooch had available effects that were more visual, presentations that were more engaging and methods that were more practical, then this book will delight you. Feel free to contact us. Then the creative upcoming inventors will have a body of experts to sxd they could submit their work for researching the prior art.


His style is great and the material in this book is some of his best. The cost of having the research done and to loocy extent that research would go has yet to be articulated.

My concern was the notion of “standard”. Perhaps you should tone down the rhetoric. Over my 50 years in magic, I have yet to publish anything because of originality considerations. In their haste to get their names in print, these new guys do not bother to do the background work that you do in fact see done in GOOD publications.

I think this is very much a case of classic mentalism methods lloch up to date with some clever subtleties. Overcoming one of the problems with a lot of mentalism lloch, Looch has devised clever ways of retaining the element of surprise in his work, which elevates the material, even standard plots, to new levels of astonishment.

My main message here is that a plurality of efforts is the best to loch a balanced view. Do you want to respond to this review?

I would say that the single routine of Superman makes the book worth it for me. It is very sad to see so many releasing works that are not only redone versions of better effects out there but many do not even bother to credit the sources of inspiration let alone blatant thievery.

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The criticism was handed over and a check passed back for the service, the checks memo line assigning it to the Hubris File. These including full patter, presentation and methodology. LLL Inner circle Posts.