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Yaniv Deautsch
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Could someone please review any of the the following books?
Crouter, F. L, Type Graphology: The Inner Secrets of Cold Reading Monograph #2

Vanderbeck, Philemon (ed.), The Collected OORT: For the Professional Cold Reader

Webster, Richard, Commercial Cold Reading .
(CD)
Further Commercial Cold Reading MagiCD

Tradecraft-The Art and Science of Cold Reading

Thanks in advance,
Yaniv Deautsch.
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On 2002-02-16 19:28, Yaniv Deautsch wrote:
Could someone please review any of the the following books?
Crouter, F. L, Type Graphology: The Inner Secrets of Cold Reading Monograph #2

Vanderbeck, Philemon (ed.), The Collected OORT: For the Professional Cold Reader

Webster, Richard, Commercial Cold Reading .
(CD)
Further Commercial Cold Reading MagiCD

Tradecraft-The Art and Science of Cold Reading

Thanks in advance,
Yaniv Deautsch.



IMO, anything by Webster is worth owning Commercial Cold reading one of his better works. The monograph by Crouter is also very good. OORT, has a good idea by Tony Rose, the rest I think is filler
Re:Tradecraft, I'm reviewing this for the PEA and other publication, when I've completed it I'll post something here
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Hi Yaniv,

With reference to 'Tradecraft', in my own personal (humble) opnion...DON'T BOTHER!!!

For me, it was money for sheer and utter drivel (sorry, to the person who wrote it)!!!

They seemed to take rough bits and peices from other 'cold reading' books and stuck them together...

Having said that, if you're a complete beginner, go for it! It'll give you a good introduction into cold reading!

If you're looking for reccomendations...

I like Kenton Knepper's 'Completely Cold' because it boils cold reading down to some very basic principles...doubt (though don't know) that it'd work on its own and strongly believe that you'd need more techniques!

I also like Knepper's 'Wonder Readings', because it starts off with things that even complete dunces (who don't like having to memorise a script and don't like having to rely upon my virtually non-exsistant intuition/improvisation skills) like me could do, to much more advanced techniques that we can incorporate once we've got the basics 'down pat'

I also like Ian Rowlands 'Full Facts About Cold Reading' because it gives you all the tecniques under the sun; but, it requires some serious memorisation and it doesn't take you by the hand and show you how to go from beginner to expert!

The other systems I like, actually teach you how to read palms, which I feel are essential, unless you want to look like a dunce, in front of the client who's 'boned up' on palm reading, and they're as follows...

Bev's Speed Learn Palm Readings Plus Palm Tick Sheet COMBO
http://payloadz.com/go/jump?id=249341&merch_id=&aff_id=17144

&

Alan Strydom's Palmistry Quickies
Alan Strydom's Simple Esp Card Reading System
(which you'll find somewhere in the magic Café...it's where I got it from)

The one system that I didn't get on with was Richard Webster's (sorry Mr Webster)!

Warm regards,

Martin King
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Yaniv,

Check out Doug Dyment's post in and earliar thread: Recommended books for this type of reading. It is a very good overview of what is out their.
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Thanks for the info guys, but Yaniv asked about 5 years ago...
martin king
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Yeah, and maybe he's still waiting!!! (Poor bloke)
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