What the world of magic needs is another book test right?
Well for $55 you can buy this piece of shit... The Cousin of all book tests
Yep, even the name isn't original.
Effect: Similar to Max Maven’s Autome, but using a different book and offering 6 different force phrases, rather than one. Several spectators randomly pick numbers from 1- 400, the number of pages in this book.
Another spectator SECRETLY mentally chooses one of those pages and opens to that page, silently reading the first sentences on the page. (Note, we offer a different procedure than Autome to make this work, and we suggest you invest in Max maven’s DVD to find out the clean elegant method HE uses- along with the original book used.)
Why solve a problem that never existed? In reality this should read:
Effect: Exactly like Autome but with a different book. We use a different way of switching out the numbers that the original, but the original Max Maven version is better and you should buy the DVD that has the original on it.
The DVD that has Autome on it costs about $35 and you can probably get it for $25 - $30 if you shop about. That DVD also contains some other really great mentalism. Autome is done using a regular paperback novel which will set you back a few bucks if you buy it new and a lot less if you grab a used copy.
All that this cousin of a goat buggerer book does is offer six different outcomes "in case of a repeat booking". But as Max Maven points out there are other books you can use with other results and a quick search on the web will find posts where people outline different books with the relevant page numbers. In fact I have used Autome a number of times and I have three different books that it works with, all of which were purchased used but in mint condition for less than $2 each.
But wait the cousin of all book tests also has a peek system built in (probably flashback by the sound of the description). So their key selling point is that they've taken two ideas of someone elses and built them into one book which costs $55.
It's not even good value.
Larry Becker's Ultimate flashback is a set of five different books and a dictionary (all included) with multiple methods/effects built in and you can get it for $70 - only $15 more than this piece of garbage.
Why do people even bother marketing shit like this? Oh yeah, because magicians are suckers.