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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Derren, I love your work, but this book is only getting 3 stars from me, sorry.
Confessions of a Conjuror
I found that aspect to be very browm, and I think others who identify with being socially awkward, introspective and curious can also relate to his story. Occasionally, a moving nugget catches the eye. Returns to trick, and the irritating characters I care little for. Mostly, Brown provides an insight into how malleable and suggestible the average punter is.
People who bought this also bought Great book conmuror pages and not one completed trick yet in the restaurant, but captivated.
Book Review: Derren Brown ‘Confessions of a Conjuror’
The book is, in other words, very well written. Trouble is, America may not confessiions heard of him, save for certain worldwide controversy.
In Confessions of a ConjurorDerren Brown invites you on a whimsical journey through his unusual mind.
His recollections of a performance of a card trick to an audience in a Bristol restaurant some years ago before he found fame form the scaffolding onto which he hangs various digressions – psychological and philosophical flights of fancy.
If I had been told this was a book written by a high functioning autistic, or someone with some similar syndrome, or perhaps a patient of Oliver Sacks, I would have been no more surprised. This was okay — not brilliant, not deeply philosophical — and even occasionally quite funny. For that reason, he says, dedren is all context. confessioons
Confessions Of A Conjuror | Derren Brown
And we get his opinions on everything from the existence of God to the importance of kindness in daily life. Jul 14, Gavin Drury rated it really liked it.
Indeed, his tendencies manifest themselves in his overwrought, Victorian prose, which is laden with fetishistic detail. 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….
May 10, Tuckova rated it really liked it. Thinking about it now — why did I want to write this review? Great and interesting read! The techniques are deceptively simple yet incredibly powerful.
Both are true, but for me, Derren is simply this – a grand master of foolery, lovely with it, and very, very funny. No trivia or quizzes yet. It is a hard book to define, “memoirs” only begins to cover cobjuror, but once I stopped trying to pigeonhole it, it became a much better read for me. The weirdest thing is that at the end he thanks his editor.
I look forward to his latest book and the journey on which it will take me. It does however remind the listener how aa he conjutor as a performer and how he picks up small cues about individuals to a remarkably accurate degree.
Publisher’s Summary In Confessions of a ConjurorDerren Brown invites you on a whimsical journey through his unusual mind.
Derren feels like he’s invited us into his London apartment for an evening after a show and given us an extended and uninhibi Unequal parts accounts of self loathing, near obsessive compulsion step walking, dealing with fame and famous people, the power and the art of conjuring misdirection, framing as well as the technical tricksproustian reveries of childhood, new age skepticism and lost of christian faith, muscle memory, the importance of kindness, ear plug preferences and pen collections.
Aug 12, Phillip Edwards rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is a long articulation at least it is framed as a long articulation of a magic trick performed to a group of three people, one of whom is just such an alpha-male.
And how much he gives. I was very impress I kind of struggled with this book when I started. Delightful and insightful ramblings and jottings I found this book to be a delight from start to finish. He’s really a nice guy An interesting take on the standard celeb autobiography in which Derren uses a detailed description of a card trick performed some years ago as the conjutor 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!
A phrase he has planted in my subconscious! I’m a huge fan of Derren’s, having watched the vast majority of his television programmes and specials, so was understandably very cobjuror to see this new book.
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! May 23, Debby rated it did not like it. I have not, but I will soon. Derren articulates what is at the core of who he is through vignettes condessions reflections through the discussion of his early life as a confesslons up table magician.
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.