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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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. This is an interesting book – a more like low-key stand-up comedy than an auto-biography.

Confessions of a Conjuror

I kind of struggled with this book when I started. It is close to self help but if that doesn’t grab you the rest of the book probably wont. So I was pleased to find a copy of this book under the Christmas tree. The Art of Impromptu Hypnosis By: In this case it was the stuff about his nose pickings — not sure what the point in telling us that was.

Well worth an audible point. It’s mainly through these confessions, and their subsequent analysis of why he does these things along with an psych This is not strictly an autobiography, more a combination of a collection of personal stories, comedic observations, and magic tricks.

This book is a strange balance of personal stories, psychology, history, humor, and minutia. But if it does you’ll finish the book in a day. It is worth the journey.

If I wasn’t already predisposed to like him and pay him some attention, I’d probably just find him boring and opinionated. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. At times this was an interesting and enjoyable book, and Derren makes exceptional use of the English Language, but I still can’t help feeling that I liked him more before listening to this Dec 04, Lilian rated it it was amazing.

Jan 10, Tom Williams rated it liked it.


Here Derrren guides you through a coin and a card trick, revealing how you can instantly transform a simple trick into a complex illusion. Wrong number of pages 4 29 Mar 13, That and a sense of awe. I’m a big Derren Brown fan. Derren brown in a slightly odd light Maybe fundamentalists are right to worry about magic after all. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. As with the idea that psychics use Barnum statements that appear to be very personal and accurate statements about you confession would actually apply to most people, I would say that most of the ideas and experiences told in here are similar in that they are obviously very personal things about Derren himself but most of it will apply to everyone in some respect.

Mind Control and following series — approaching the confessione public with mind-bending psychic feats and illusion.

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There is some method given away here, but not much. Far from the brwn “One glorious day, the world was immeasurably improved by my birth, little suspecting at the time that I would achieve world domination [or not] for 5 minutes [if that]”, followed by lots of baby photos of a teenage X-Factor runner up who can’t really tell I picked this up pretty much at random from the library – I’m not a big fan of autobiography and, since I don’t watch a lot of TV, I actually know DerrenBrown more from twitter waiting to see how quickly that dates this But they are long and make you loose context of the book.

May 03, Piotr Szybicki rated it liked it.

Or basically be kind to all the people you don’t know to make the best first impression. Why women reward such behaviour by breeding with such people remains a mystery to me, but, I guess, such must be the pull of biology over culture.

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Confessions of a Conjuror by Derren Brown

Alright, the endless footnotes – that are sometimes longer that the text on the page itself – can be a bit annoying at times, but then the things he tells you are so interesting that it doesn’t bother me anymore.


Contains a few good nuggets of insight into the mind of Derren Brown but there are far too many digressions into seemingly pointless rambles; monster munch anyone! Dec 29, Gar rated it really liked it. This book is not for everyone. You have inspired me to further my forays into the esoteric, to search and research the more arcane aspects of life, but in this book you told me nothing…or did you?

Well, I say no shit, but he does then go on to discuss methods of bottom-wiping Derren Brown performs magnificent mental tricks and illusions, so he’s very aware of himself and very self-analytical in the way he tells his story.

Published October 14th by Channel 4 Books first published Good but not what I expected. His description of why he prefers red-backed cards to blue-backed is an example. Aug 02, Marielle rated it it was amazing. Derren Brown is the best there is at being him What made the experience of listening to Confessions of a Conjuror the most enjoyable? He entwines personal anecdotes, psychological insights and instructions for preparing a perfect poached egg within a dissection of the anatomy of a card trick in the retelling of a particular performance and combined with discussion of magic in general.

Yes, it made me laugh at a few points. Like the films and books I enjoy it doesn’t move in a predictable straight line but uses the device of a card trick, performed in a Bristol restaurant, as the central thread from which to launch off at various tangents. I dergen this is a book that all fans of Derren Brown will enjoy, but there is an added level of thought-provoking self-analysis that could appeal to any reader unfamiliar with Derren’s work.

An overwritten but interesting series of memoir fragments. Apr 05, Hil rated it liked it Shelves: About Privacy Policy Contact. He is completely naked and shows all his awkwardness and strangeness in this great book.