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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He is a true performer and his showmanship to me is unmatched. A pleasant experience, but I don’t need to have broown same conversation again in the future. Well, I enjoyed it, even if some of the last few chapters began to seem a little wearing. May 03, Piotr Szybicki rated it liked it. I was very impress I kind of struggled with this book when I started.
This guy is a jack of all trades, see his magic on youtube, or go see a show if you can. It was not always the case.
I just so confesdions Derren’s view in the world! Ships from and sold by Amazon.
This is a man so finickety he makes Niles Crane from the sitcom Frasier seem like a bit of rough.
If you are a Derren Brown fan, you will like the book. Dec 29, Gar rated it really liked it. For one thing, he is a self-confessed obsessive. Maybe fundamentalists are right to worry about magic after all. 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.
There is a magic trick to tie it all together but that is not the most interesting part of the book. Overall I recomend it but i must warn Good but not what I expected.
No, create an account now. His astonishingly anal attention to detail as he observes individual audience members – noting the significance of every glance, nuance and gesture and describing events in super slow-motion, is extraordinary. 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.
Mostly, Brown provides an insight into how malleable and suggestible the average punter is. If the reader is expecting to find the secrets behind some of his illusions, you will be disappointed. Find out just how Derren’s mind works, see what motivates him and discover what made him the weird and wonderful person he is today. Scattered throughout pages is an explanation of how a common card trick is done misdirectionbut most of it reads like the words of a late-night phone call you may have received from a very needy acquaintance who has gone of his medication or into the bottle.
My real gripe, and the rea Derren, I love your work, but this book is only getting 3 stars from me, sorry.
A common guess might be that it was thrown together under the pressure of some contractual deadline, and I originally thought that Confessions of a Conjuror must have been dictated while traveling between shows on a tour, but no, he describes the toolbar of Microsoft Office of course!
I really liked Derren’s previous book ‘tricks of the Minda but this one is just waffle.
From these observations, he delves into his past life, future career, his methods, beliefs, sexuality, the wisdom of Aristophanes, and, for more than three pages, the perfect way to poach eggs. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. All contain relevant information too. Be the first to ask a question about Confessions of a Conjuror. Write a customer review. Stand aside, Samuel Beckett! After reading this book, I get such a sense of understanding – not just of what kind of person Derren Brown is, but also of his joy of life which is what I usually feel whenever I see one of Derren’s more inspiring television performances.
The author has an extensive, varied vocabulary, which is put in good use.
In short, he’s done something clever. An incredible thought provoking, amusing and different autobiography.
I was very impressed with how Derren Brown was willing to bear all on the page, discussing things such as his propensity for nose-picking or “having a little tidy-up” as he euphemistically called it. Derren feels like he’s invited us into his London apartment for an evening after a show and given us an extended and conjuroor 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.
For instance, he offers two explanations for his interest in magic.
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. And that, it seems, is the message of this strange, postmodern book. Aug 02, Marielle rated it it was amazing.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Useful and fascinating fact: 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.
Trouble clnjuror, America may not have heard of him, save for certain worldwide controversy. Please tell me which it is. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.