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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This book is a strange balance of personal stories, psychology, history, humor, and minutia. In some places, I laughed uncontrollably in a way I haven’t for years!

Like Sherlock Holmes deducing everything in bullet-time. While I would have liked to know xonfessions more his progressions as an illusionist, painter and collector, Brown sadly keeps these as guarded as the secrets of his trickery but nonetheless beguiles us with very telli Confessions of a Conjuror is part autobiography, part self-help manual and part musings of a modern day Sherlock.

Barry Snashall 1 wk, 1 day ago Wow! A pleasant experience, but I don’t need to have the same conversation again in the future.


Confessions of a Conjuror

Perhaps it was the ultimate in NLP that his book is chock full of hidden words and meanings that I have to seek, not unlike the David Blaine book with its competition to interpret the symbols and hieroglyphs for a healthy cash prize…. What a wonderful book.

It is candid and self-deprecating but intelligently written and well read by Derren himself. Sometimes during REM sleep, our eyes open and our brains wake up, but we remain paralysed and prone to hallucinations. Splendid and enjoyable to the very witty end.

I didn’t want it to end-having conjurlr that-even the end made me laugh 1 of 1 people found this review helpful. It seems riducolous to me. 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. Indeed, his tendencies manifest themselves in his overwrought, Victorian prose, which is laden with fetishistic detail.


Published October 14th by Channel 4 Books first published A momentary glance, a tiny insight into how Derren thinks and his observations of human behaviour.

To practise anything other than kindness towards them, to treat them in any way save generously, is to quietly deny their humanity. Not an autobiography at all, but a weird, whimsical and, at times, uproarious deconstruction of the celebrity-memoir genre.

Posted By Admin on November 21, The Geeks of Doom Podcast Network! Part of Derren’s appeal is the fact that he rarely fully discloses in detail his thoughts and personality, and this probably should have rang alarm bells before pressing play. I’m a big Derren Brown fan. He wanders around his if and obsessions in an entertaining manner.

confessios Wrong number of pages still 3 Mar 14, Learn how Derren astounds confessions with his conjurro memory. Here Derrren guides you through a coin and a card trick, revealing how you can instantly transform a simple trick into a complex illusion. Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius: The sense with which I came away from this book was that Derren didn’t seem to like himself at all until comparatively recently.

An incredible thought provoking, amusing and different autobiography. Although there were elements of Derren’s personality which I identified with, the persistent nature in which he rattles of his often bizarre infatuations breaking the foil seal on a new tube of toothpaste using the end of the cap, etc, etc is funny at first but seems to go on and on throughout the book.

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.


Oct 29, Hayley rated it liked it Shelves: Structured around the various stages of a conjuring trick, performed by his younger self in a crowded restaurant, Derren’s endlessly engaging narrative takes you from the history of magic, to speculations on od manufacturing of Monster Munch and the correct way to poach an egg, via discussions about psychology, what he hums while cleaning his teeth and the social niceties surrounding Parmesan cheese.

Want to Read conujror. I just loved it, if you are looking for a great story, from a great person, buy it immediatly. Jan 13, Tony Corkery rated it it was ok. You can get a sneak peak inside Confessions Of A Conjuror here.

Confessions Of A Conjuror | Derren Brown

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Derren lets us inside his mind, and here he reads his own work, so it really is like he’s having an enthralling – if wacky – conversation with you.

I’ve found Derrens books very hard to read, they aren’t written in a style I like, I love his TV shows, but his books left me dissapointed: As a big fan of Derren Brown’s work, I bought this book to try to fathom some of what makes Mr.

Whoever heard of a creative genius being understood as a child and well loved by his classmates? 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 learning some of the more esoteric words.

Overall I recomend it but i must warn that description of bodily functions are quite descriptive at a certain times.

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