David Acer is a smart and interesting Canadian magician, he is also a really funny comedian. The Camirand Academy of Magic has published several of Acer‘s books, and this is an excellent magic book. David Acer is good friends with the also talented Canadian magic funny man Richard Sanders and has worked with him on several effects in this book.
The 147 pages are jammed pack with 31 magic effects using cards, coins, balloons, rings and other things. One of my favorite effects in this book is Cheap Labour, a packet effect where a card is chosen and with two other indiffernt cards removed form the deck, a fouth card is also removed and a stick figure is drawn on the back. The stick figure must find the selected card, it is shown to be on all the backs of the cards and then it dissapears from all the backs of the cards except one, the selected card. There are quite a few gems in this book, and everything is well written, and explained in great detail with both pictures and consice descriptions. Acer is very good about crediting those who deserve it when he utilizes a sleight, it’s always good to see credit going to where it belongs. If you can get your hands on this book, I highly suggest you pick it up.
Natural Selections is now out of print, but I have seen copies floating around from $120.00-$180.00