Here’s another excerpt from Bang:
You may have an initial resistance to using scripted material, but chances are you’re using them already. If you’ve ever told a story more than once, you are telling a routine, a conversational piece that you know your audience will positively respond to. If you’ve ever repeated an opinion of yours with the same backing evidence, you’ve told a routine. Openers and routines come together to form a conversation that girls enjoy. You are giving them what they want: fun vibes from an interesting guy.
The only problem with repeating the same thing over and over again is that you tend to go from telling to reciting—you begin to talk faster and limit eye contact while you stare off in space and speak from memory. As long as you keep your speech pace at a normal rate and maintain eye contact at all times, there is a very low probability that she will ever think you are using lines on her. And even if she does, as long as she is enjoying your company, she won’t care.
There’s not much more to be said about using routines as it’s something that men are usually comfortable implementing into their game. The only problem I see is that men tend to use too many routines, making them come across more like a social robot instead of a natural. It’s better to use only two great routines in a pick-up instead of six mediocre ones. Right now I use only one (detailed in Bang), with the rest being off-the-cuff or basic one-liners. In the book I also explain how to construct your own custom routines.
Here’s a new book review that was posted on the forum recently:
This is the only book you need on pickup. And that’s all that really needs to be said. But let me elaborate.
There’s lots of “useful” information on game out there. But I put “useful” in scare quotes, because it’s all moot if you aren’t making material progress toward your goal on a daily basis. Bang is different; it points you in the right direction, gives you a map, and shoves you — hard.
The book is short and to the point, clocking in at under 150 pages. You can breeze through it in an afternoon. Upon completion, you will know, without a doubt, how to approach girls, move them into your bedroom, and fuck them. The section on “The Vibe” alone justifies the eminently reasonable cost of the book.
Do you need anything else? No. And the beauty of the book is that it makes that fact abundantly clear.
I also like the fact that it’s designed as a starting point, and not a destination. By this I mean that every other program I encountered touts mastery of the espoused methodology as the target. Bang is explicitly different. It’s a foundation, upon which you’re encouraged to build your own seductive edifice.
In fact, Bang opens up by describing the concept of “gameless game,” the state where you don’t even realize what you’re doing anymore — you’re just being yourself, and that gets you laid. I can’t think of a better end game; nor can I think of anything that will help you achieve that state faster than Bang. I have no greater praise than this.
Downsides? Only this: I hope there’s a second edition with better proof reading. There’s nothing that obscures meaning, but there are enough unsightly errors of spelling and grammar to merit mention.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a lot of approaching to do.