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? Because it features powerful, entertaining close-up mentalism that has been sharpened to a razor's edge by constant use in the real world. Looch only performs direct, uncluttered effects that are guaranteed to astound an audience. Overcoming one of the problems with a lot of mentalism material, 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. If you've ever wished that you had available effects that were more visual, presentations that were more engaging and methods that were more practical, then this book will delight you. Design duplications, photographic-memory stunts, predictions, impossible co-incidences, ESP tests and psychic control are all given the Looch treatment and prove fertile ground for his beguiling presentations. He even has a routine that will let you fake Superman's most well-known powers! In all, 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. The clarity of these performance pieces allows the mentalist to concentrate on the essence of each effect, communicating to the spectators a believable yet utterly incredible premise that they will be talking about long after the performance is over. If you want strong, contemporary material that will leave a lasting impression on your audiences, then this is it.