Bliztmagic (and anyone else who has an indepth knowledge as concerning book tests)
Outlaw do offer fine gaffed book tests (the Witch's Almanac is something very special). However which would you recommend as being the finest ungaffed book test in existance. I note that you mention the 'Brook Test' by Paul Brook. Would you rate this over say the David Hoy,Val Andrews and Josh Zandman book tests and if so why?
I ask because I am exploring the area at the moment. There are so many different book tests that it is all a bit confusing! I am basically looking for a method of achieving a presentation with an ungaffed book that does not involve the mentalist having to 'riffle' through the pages of the book to stop at a page. I want the presentation to be as hands off as possible. I am currently investigating with the Annemann Premier book test experimenting with the Osterlind B.C.S and the 14/15 stacks to gain the necessary info.
With best wishes Andy.
The brook test is as far as I can say ''Naked'' and the spectator open to any page and select any word. The Brook test is Paul Brook advancements on the classic Hoy book test, however he brougth it a step further with the '' Look at any word on that page ''. This will work with any book, even borrowed.
He deals with different techniques to acheive the same effect.
I am also currently working on a tossed out book test, where you will be able to tell what each person read one by one (not using Hoy reveals in classic Tossed out decks). But as far as it goes I don't think I will publish it until I use it quite a lot.
But I would definately look at the Brook test! It's one fo my favorite, there are also a few book test availiable in the book Peek Performances by Richard Busch, however I don't like them much, and there is a bit of restriction to which book you can use.
Hope this helps!