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The inside of Derren Brown’s head is a strange and mysterious place. Now you can climb inside and wander around. Find out just how Derren’s. If you haven’t heard, Derren has a new book out called “Confessions Of A Conjuror”. Here’s a recent review from the Sunday Times: (Follow the. In Confessions of a Conjuror, Derren Brown invites you on a whimsical journey through his unusual mind. Structured around the various stages of a conjuring.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And my initial misgivings about the language he was using faded away when I got into the rhythm of the book, and I actually enjoyed looking up and cohjuror some of the more esoteric words.

Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius: So is it worth reading? This is an interesting book – a more like low-key stand-up comedy than an auto-biography. But what did I expect to gain from the book? His recollections of a performance of a card trick to an audience in a Bristol restaurant some years ago before he found fame form the scaffolding onto which he hangs various digressions – psychological and philosophical flights of fancy.

Perhaps it is that soothing quality that makes him such an able hypnotist, but whatever it is, I was happy to listen to him narrate his own audiobook.

The way he illuminates his own psyche with examples, and the thought processes of why some people can act a certain way, gives the reader the tools to try and understand their own quirks. The format could be jarring to some as the magic trick is told in parts here and there throughout the book, continually interspersed with off the track topics but for me it w–ks well.

But only read after watching all the specials, series, and read Tricks of the Mind and have a basic interest in conjuring, psychology, or mentalism otherwise as an outsider to this British-based book, you would struggle to understand what the book set out to achieve. Refresh and try again. Smiled the whole way through if confessuons like Derren you will like this book.


Book Review: Derren Brown ‘Confessions of a Conjuror’

Entertaining, thought-provoking and often taboo-crunching chat cinjuror ethics, science and art. Mary Poppins Returns Movie Review: The first thing to say about this ‘memoir’ is that Derren Brown has a writing style like no other celebrity, or possibly anyone since the days of Dickens and Melville.

Brilliant I thoroughly enjoyed this book, made even more intersting by the fact that it is read by the author. As an autobiography, it’s quite haphazardly told in a stream of consciousness derten no semblance of chronology.

Confessions of a Conjuror

Derren articulates what is at the core of who he is through vignettes and reflections through the discussion of edrren early life as a close up table magician. But I still find it fascinating and very well written, if a little disjointed, but I find this unstructured style charming, it jumps from subject to subject, just like a stream of conscious abit beckett.

Which is what the TV show gave.

This conjurkr – http: One of the things I think it is important for a teacher to teach is that there are lots of people in the world who are trying to manipulate you and that learning to be aware of conessions fact is probably the most important thing anyone can teach you.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In derreen first chapter, he is looking for a group of diners to dazzle. I’m a huge fan of Derren’s, having watched the vast majority of his television programmes and specials, so was understandably very excited to see this new book. Because he’s Derren Brown and that’s what he does.


While this wasn’t exactly a page-turner for me, I know there will be a lot of things I think back to and I’ll be trying to look at the world in a slightly different way because of it.

Confessions of a Conjuror by Derren Brown

But all that changed as I continued to read the book and I realised I was expecting the wrong thing from it. What met me was a surprisingly enjoyable read, primarily as a consequence of Brown’s well crafted writing style and his ability to creatively convey his background and views.

He was much more interesting with his homilies and ethical asides — even though I could conhuror these would probably annoy other readers to the point of distraction. Unusal book and definitely a very neurotic character but obviously very intelligent and questioning.

Aug 13, Studvet rated it really liked it.

It’s for those of us who love Derren Browns performances confessiions his quirkiness. However, he has many very interesting things to say about the psychology of magic tricks — the idea that much of magic is in the eye of the observer and that no magic trick is as great as we lie to ourselves afterwards it was in reconstructing it for friends.

If you find yourself wanting to laugh and clap at the end, he got you ; A book to be heard, rather than read, as this strange version of an autobiography, is best presented by the author, whom happens to know his way with rhetoric: It’s very well done.