1 Sep 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. 2 Apr Confessions of a Conjuror Written by Derren Brown Channel 4 U.S. Edition | UK Edition · Derren Brown is a relative celebrity in the UK, but not. 28 Jul Both of these books were written for the general public, so you won’t find much of interest from a ‘learning magic’ point of view. They are both.

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It’s not only my favorite Derren Brown book, it’s my favorite Magic book ever.

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. I count myself among the Brown votaries, and I’ve watched videos of his stage performances over and over, because he is, I believe, the greatest performer of any kind in the world. It may satisfy your need to know what kind of bizarre mind ticks behind that skull.

After reading this book, I get such a sense of understanding – not just of what kind of person Derren Brown is, but also of his joy of life which is what I usually feel whenever I see one of Derren’s more inspiring television performances. Just by reading the important clues that people drop with their word choices, body language, etc.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. His intelligence is amazing to me and I love the the deepness of his investigation of his own ideas and beliefs. As I said, I quite liked his home-spun philosophy — essentially, be nice to one another hard to argue with that. An overwritten but interesting series of memoir fragments.

Or so I thought. Unfortunately, this means that all the typical habits of bad amateur writing are displayed, such as word inflation — e.

Direct mind reading and magical artistry. Even though there are some humorous and enjoyable moments told in his recollection of the night in Bristol, it is in the anecdotes and digressions Brown really shines. Jul 24, Jeremy rated it liked it. One great thing stood out, which made me pu it into practise. I only hope it’s not catching. In the way he describes what’s going on in his mind at each step as he performs it, he digresses into many different threads of thought which gives the background of his experiences growing up, his interest in magic, and the way his mind thinks.


As the book goes on, it rambles more and more until the footnotes are longer than the text. This book is a strange balance of personal stories, psychology, history, humor, and minutia.

Trouble is, America may not have heard of him, save for certain worldwide controversy. Discussion in ‘ Product Questions and Reviews ‘ started by antoferra confessiond, Jul 28, No, really, by the end there are pages with more footnote than text. To quote the reasoning behind the book, his interests, and the link to and possible answer to utter Geekdom: I hope you find this review helpful.

An entertaining and unique autobio.

Confessions of a Conjuror

Ready to be more social? This book is actually quite different from Tricks cpnjuror the Mind. I found the language too verbose and old – fashioned initially but once I got into it I found, on the whole, it was very entertaining and humorous – a lot of it black.

There is no organization to brkwn book, and his accounts of quotidian activities include descriptions of handkerchiefs for their original purpose, not for magichis favorite toilet paper, his favorite reading while on the toilet, reflections on nose picking, what he sings while cleaning his teeth, and the technique of wiping one’s anus.

His other sideline is conjurot, caricature portraits of famous people, that is certainly something different to most mainstream art, and if you are interested head over to derrenbrownart.

I look forward to his latest book and the journey on which it will take me. Be the first to ask a question about Confessions of a Conjuror. Not only the mechanics of forcing s palming cards but, more interestingly, the psychology of misdirection, the manipulation of the audience’s imagination and the whole theatricality of performing magic.


Derren Brown confessions of a conjuror and tricks of the mind

Aug 29, Messages: I also have the audio to actually hear Derren read the book was amazing I can picture him very clearly in connjuror situations he is talking about. To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. Great and interesting read! Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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The book is, in other words, very well written. He explains two little beginner routines, a coin vanish and a simple card trick, with each routine the process is analysed, where he adds points in to strengthen the effects and explains the motivation behind everything, with a bit of misdirection theory.

Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Read more Read less. There is some method given away here, but not much. After watching a TV special behind-the-scenes, called Behind the MischiefI learned more on the enigmatic man, and his quirks and interests. If you’re already a fan of his you’ll enjoy it, if not, well I guess you won’t be reading the book anyway Then I look at the cover and see ‘Confessions of a Conjuror’ and think: Apr 05, Hil rated it liked it Shelves: Derren’s way of interweaving his philosophical thoughts with, let’s say, his nervous tics, his petty shoplifting as a child, his method of cooking the perfect eggs benedict, his list of perfect books to read while on the toilet and his interest in art and music is fascinating to me and especially enjoyable because he expresses himself with such humor and self-deprecation.

I just so get Derren’s view in the world!