"Scott has the synapse necessary to understand what makes mentalism powerful... He acutely understands the power and know-how to make a connection. His thought process is calculated in a beautiful way from someone in the art that has a solid understanding of the fundamentals. My prediction - his rise will continue for a long time."
‘Wonderful manuscript. It has been written and constructed with a passion and love for the craft of mentalism, and your own obvious delight with maths and numbers! How beautifully these routines have been constructed. An amazing job you have done of putting the actual manuscript together. I wish you every success with it.’
“You will do good with this book my friend. Well done, wish you all the success!"
"Ratoon certainly stands up to its claim as ‘mentalism you can count on’. The collection is supplied not only as a book, but with links to supporting video’s that further clarify the content. Throughout, Scott presents intriguing mysteries that cleverly mould audiences perceptions and you are presented with some wonderfully diabolical methods. Scott’s experience in this field shines through as all are written with enough detail to enable you to easily incorporate the routines and methods to your own style too. Highly recommended!"
‘Maths in mentalism quite often gets slated for being too process heavy and not justified, however I feel you’ve done this perfectly! Sign of the Times is an excellent, very simple to do star sign divination. I love the concept and premise behind ‘The Path’ - very unique and interesting. This could become very, very powerful in presentation too! A concept I’ll be sure to play with. Calendoku is equally great - I remember reading its predecessor in Annemann’s ‘Practical Mental Effects’ and dismissing it for the exact reason you have overcome with this - it seems so fair. The essays are interesting, and the embedded methods are neat in themselves. A simple centre tear that I really can see being very effective. My favourite effect of the whole book - Quick Change!! Presentationally this is so powerful and can be taken to insane heights to create a full performance piece. Sure-fire and hard-hitting pseudo hypnosis with a beautiful suggested presentation. I love this! Quince - the internet book test was interesting too - my brain is ticking!! If anyone is looking for a mentalism book with simple methods, some with a numerological theme I would recommend RATOON!’
'Direct, urban, works together as an act or standalone! Sweet! Scott has produced a vibrant collection of simple direct Mentalism that plays to what I believe is a real mentalists skill set! Top stuff. Calendoku, Quince and Reading the Signs are my faves.’
‘With Ratoon, Scott St Clair brings you a series of hard hitting and practical mental effects that are simple, direct, and can be performed singly or in succession. Get your thinking cap on, as there is a bit of math(s). My favourite routine is Quick Change . Highly recommended!’
Dr Todd Landman, FRSA, AIMC, IBM, Professor of Performance Magic, Chancellor of Mystery