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I feel like I am coming from a somewhat different perspective than the average reader of this book on pickup by Roosh V. I have put in a lot of effort gaining as much knowledge as I could from seduction oriented books, DVDs, and websites, to advance my game in the field with women. A couple years ago I even met Mystery of VH1’s Pickup Artist when he was in DC to see what he had to say in person.
So when I read Bang I already understood not only the concepts of pickup from meet to bedroom, but many of the specific openers, qualification tactics, and conversational routines, and have spent many nights out applying those lessons and improving my skills. But after reading it, I was surprised to find that Roosh has brought a welcome dimension to the study of game — elegant simplicity and clear-headedness, as well as some new tactics I was previously unaware of. This slim but powerfully condensed book lays out the foundations of game — from female psychology to the winning male attitude to the sequence of pickup from approach to sex — in a concise, detailed, and readily-accessible manner that can get any guy on the ground and running right away without spending weeks of time and thousands of dollars on a vast library of pickup material. The occasional flashes of droll humor also make it an entertaining read.
Bang offers both useful reasoning and highly specific techniques and lines. There is rock solid advice like this:
By now you’ve probably noticed I like asking questions or bringing up topics that stir up a little insecurity or doubt. This is because I want her to focus on her flaws and problems instead of my own. She’s on stage being evaluated, not me, increasing the likelihood she will do things to impress me.
And plenty of specific lines, routines, and conversation starters to ask a girl, like this:
So I’m going to grow a mustache, and I know it’s going to be popular once I start the trend again, but I’m wondering what kind of mustache I should grow. Should it curl up or down?
For the beginner or casual player, I would recommend this book because it is short and sweet and avoids the pitfalls of overwhelming with excessive theorizing. It is too easy to fall prey to paralysis by analysis as your head swims with new information, yet Bang does an admirable job of keeping its message focused and practical. If you are an advanced student of seduction, Bang serves as a convenient refresher book to reference as needed.