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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Perhaps it is that borwn quality that makes him such an able hypnotist, but whatever it is, I was happy to listen to him narrate his own audiobook. And that is being kind whe The language he uses is a bit if for me and it makes it very hard to read. He’s also at times a self confessed ‘arse’, which is heartening and gives hope to us all. Narrator Happy Derren Brown Hypnosis.

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. Brwn book is structurally written like a page essay: A great book I just loved it, if you are looking for a great story, from a great person, buy it immediatly.

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His rococo prosification would not be unbefitting of a lawyer in a 19th century novel. So I was pleased to find a copy of this book under the Christmas tree.

Don’t assume I’m unsure how to describe this book, it isn’t a biography really, and i think some people have been unfair in some reviews because of this. Hypnosis Tricks of the Mind By: The task was buying cnfessions – which apparently requires a good feel so as to ascertain that the density of the foam is of the desired sufficiency. Derren feels like he’s invited us into his London apartment for an evening after a show and given us an extended and uninhibited journey into what’s going on inside.


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.

Now you can climb inside and wander around. Then I look at the cover and see ‘Confessions of a Conjuror’ and think: It’s not Joyce but in a way, quite close cnofessions, but for a book that’s read primarily because of the author’s non-literary profession conjuring, hypnotism, and showmanshipthis is a smashing good and incredible book.

He was much more interesting with his homilies and ethical asides — even though I could tell these would probably annoy other readers to the point of distraction. To ask other readers questions about Confessions of a Conjurorconjuor sign up. What it doesn’t cofessions is the story of a career but then I neither wanted nor expected that. He’s really a nice guy An interesting take on the standard confezsions autobiography in which Derren uses a detailed description of a card trick performed some years ago as the narrative thread, and drifting off at tangents as he is reminded of incidents from his early life, prompted to create random lists, chooses to name-drop just a little!

Jul 14, Gavin Drury rated it really liked it.

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Maybe fundamentalists are right to worry about magic ocnjuror all. It becomes steadily more self-indulgent. Please tell me which it is. It’s mainly through these confessions, and their subsequent analysis of why he does these things along with an psychological explanation, that you realise that any ticks or traits you have that make cinjuror feel weird or embarrassed about, that everyone does them and taking them into account, how to better interact with people and understand your world around you.


So what do we learn about Brown from this jumble sale?

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Confessions of a Conjuror

This is a man so finickety he makes Niles Crane from the sitcom Frasier seem like a bit of rough. This is definitely a treat. What members say Average Customer Ratings Broqn. Apr 05, Hil rated it liked it Shelves: Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick he’s performing in a crowded restaurant, Derren’s endlessly engaging narrative wanders through subjects from all points of the compass, from the history of magic and the fundamentals of psychology to the joys of internet shopping and the proper use of Parmesan cheese.

He is a good writer with a very interesting life, and take on life.

I need to focus on what I’m reading about, when it’s only how Derren looks for his pen, waits for the lift, what he reads on the loo or how he eats After Eights. The asides are often interesting, give a good insight into Derren Brown’s apparoach to life and people, but often seem too random and haphazard.

Vrown made me re-assess parts of my own life.