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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And that is being kind whe The language he uses is a bit difficult for me and it makes it very hard to read. Jul 26, Chris rated it it was amazing.
Then I look conkuror the cover and see ‘Confessions of a Conjuror’ and think: I was also amused that he was yet another magician atheist, sceptic.
Confessions of a Conjuror by Derren Brown
I highly recommend the audiobook as well which is read by the author, although there are a few footnote digressions in the book that don’t make it to the audio. Confessions Of A Conjuror is at once wonderful and insightful, utterly bonkers, entirely bemusing and totally entertaining. This isn’t an autobiography, but an insight into Deerren mind. 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 It will teach beown what hypnosis is and how to hypnotize both individuals and groups of people anytime and anywhere you choose.
Preview — Confessions of a Conjuror by Derren Brown. To practise anything other than kindness towards them, to treat them in any way save generously, is to quietly deny their humanity. For that reason, he says, magic is all context. So what do we learn about Brown from this jumble sale?
In fact he covers almost his entire chronological development of his career and his motivation in one sentence – which was great! In fact this book is one long meandering, but fascinatingly peculiar, reverie.
Confessions Of A Conjuror | Derren Brown
To ask other readers questions about Confessions of a Conjurorplease sign up. 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…. Most Helpful Most Recent.
I would say that, along with Tricks Of The Mind, this is a must read for everyone. If you want to know how to poach the perfect egg – look no further.
But if it does you’ll finish the book in a day. It is worth the journey. For one thing, he is a self-confessed obsessive.
Now you can climb inside and wander around. My real gripe, and the reason this gets 3, not 4 stars, is the use of footnotes. As much I greatly enjoyed this book, I do feel like I have to deduct a star due to the absurd amount and lengths of the footnotes as I started to call them, legnotes.
The techniques are deceptively simple verren incredibly powerful. Pf incredible thought provoking, amusing and different autobiography. More from the same Author Happy Hypnosis Memory.
Confessions of a Conjuror
Lists with This Book. If, like me, you want to warp the minds of those around you, this is a great start, with further required reading in the bibliography such as Richard Dawkins The God Delusion — another controversial book, but essential nonetheless] It enlightens and entertains. Wrong number of pages 4 29 Mar 13, 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.
I suspected his brilliance at what he does stemmed from life-long dedication to the art, and while there’s a bit of that, he also came across as having a normal for a posh person upbringing with usual insecurities and temptations of childhood, particularly being an only child for his first 9 years.
But they are long and make you loose context of the book. 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.
Witty This is an interesting book – a more like low-key stand-up comedy than an auto-biography. It’s for those of us who love Derren Browns performances and his quirkiness. But I still did a few times.
Great book rbown pages and not one completed trick yet in the restaurant, but captivated. The language as well hit me as a bit over the top, wordy in a Dickensian way. Delightful and insightful ramblings and jottings I found this book to be a delight from start to finish.
Proust starts with a madeleine.