Hey guys I know that this may seem a bit stale simply due to the fact on the mass amounts of threads around this topic. I have looked through the many threads but I just wanted to ask you guys on your own interpretation on the author this is for a presentation i'm doing on analysing other peoples interpretive articles on the character and creating my own. I know that S.W Erdnase is a controversial character persay as his novel was seen as obscene (illegal sort of) due to the current era it was released in (1902) as well as it most likely made many card cheats and manipulators dislike him as it also uncovers many secrets which wasn't acceptable but he also layed a foundation for many aspiring card manipulators and provided insight for many card places making them aware of cheaters. I would like to see your own opinion whether you see him in a positive or negative light and point me in the direction of other forums, I have done my research and found articles on people uncovering his/she identity. Thanks x.