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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Confessions of a Conjuror

Dec 29, Gar rated it really liked it. Buy the selected items together This item: 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. Feb 26, Steve Wales rated it it was amazing Shelves: Now you can climb inside and wander around. What met me was confessiojs surprisingly enjoyable read, primarily as a consequence of Brown’s well crafted writing style and his ability to creatively convey his background and views.

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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. Now why, you may ask, would a fellow whom I’ve just touted as being so brilliant write such a ghastly book?

These items are shipped browh and sold by different sellers. Now you can climb inside and wander around. Contains a few good nuggets of insight into the mind of Derren Brown but there oof far too many digressions into seemingly pointless rambles; monster munch anyone! And then on live television, using only his abilities, he pointed the gun to his head and managed to dodge all 5 empty chambers and fire the one bullet into a sandbag.


Book Review: Derren Brown ‘Confessions of a Conjuror’

Loved the beginning stream of consciousness writing. Really gives you an insight into Derrens past.

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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 bbrown but for me it w–ks well. The book goes off on a tangent, which tehn includes a footnote, off on another tangent, which can spread across two or three other pages. I’ve read them as well as the 2 that REV mentions above. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. 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.

And that is being kind when meeting famous people. Although, Derren does provide an ample wealth of brwn psychology that is embedded in most of his work. This reminded me a conmuror of Nicholson Baker’s “The Mezzanine” and even covered several of the same little observations shoelaces, earplugs, stairs, Oop!

In fact this book is one long meandering, but fascinatingly peculiar, reverie. I worry that next, Derren will try and write a mass for apostates or a novel told in the voice of his pet fish. Well as Christopher Hitchens, says ‘He is utterly incapable of being boring. However it veers off in amillion different directions, with the narrative returning to the trick now and again, for some sort confesxions linear structure.

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For that reason, he says, magic is all context. I really liked Derren’s previous book ‘tricks of the Minda but this one is just waffle. Following his TV success, Brown went confessioms many a theater tour, with shows titled EnigmaSomething Wicked This Way Comesand An Evening of Wonders harking back to the original Victorian [and possibly prior] stage performances since seen in such films confessios The Illusionist and The Prestigewhere he could, for example, mind read the audience in off Oracle act, listening only to the vocal nuances in their voices…blindfolded.


Your name or email address: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You have to ask: It’s stream-of-consciousness writing on the level of what a hyperactive eight-year-old who has taken a shine to you might say, but even worse, it’s horribly overwritten, and Brown’s talent as a writer is nowhere near contessions of his talent as a public performer.

What follows is what can be best described as a summary, or in conclusionthat I will attempt to review the book like the back page blurb in one simple stilted grammatically simple paragraph….

Set around the performance of one magic trick, Brown’s constant meanderings and hilarious anecdotes serve to paint a side picture of his life and his very particular nuances.

Be the first to ask a question about Confessions of a Conjuror. Confessions of a Conjuror is a description of one night in a Bristol restaurant.

If you ever have the opportunity to see him perform than you are lucky but listening to him speak is great because his books read, in my mind at least, just like he speaks. Mostly, Brown provides an insight into how malleable and suggestible the average punter is.