Right from the beginning, this book is hilarious . . . I mean that literally . . . the cover of the book and the inside flaps . . . brilliant comedy gold. Of course, I'd expect nothing less from David Acer. Basically, you're getting a David Acer's greatest hits book. All the material has been updated with his current thinking on each effect along with a complete rewrite of all the material.
Unlike many magic books, this one is entertaining from the get go. Every effect has several moments of comedy, silliness, fun stuff, etc that is just for the reader's enjoyment. There were several times where I laughed out loud at the wit of David's cleverness. In fact, one night I was hanging out with a bunch of magi, and we were passing the book around and just plain old cracking up at its awesomeness. The book is extremely easy to read, and the effects are easily learned with David's clear instructions.
Production Quality - Excellent. Hard bound with very clear illustrations (Kaufman... [Read More]
David Acer is a full time magician, comedian and writer, as well as being a prolific creator of magic. With this new release he has gone back and culled many of the best of his previously released effects (plus three new ones) for his new book, More Power to You. These include effects with (of course) cards and coins, but also cell phones, rings, bills, balloons, matches and even some great, offbeat ideas with a D’Lite.
Not only does Mr. Acer create clever methods, but his plots are novel and unusual. Even with cards and coins you’ll find themes and approaches that are universal, appealing and frequently quite funny. As opposed to being locked into another magician’s script, by having the very premise itself be intriguing the individual performer will have a much easier time adapting the material to his or her own style.
Mr. Acer is also a genuinely funny performer and writer, which is apparent in the scripts for the effects, as well as in the descriptions themselves. ... [Read More]