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Confessions of a Conjuror The inside of Derren Browns head is a strange and mysterious place Now you can climb inside and wander around Find out just how Derrens mind works, see what motivates him and discover what made him the weird and wonderful person he is today Obsessed with magic and illusions since childhood, Derrens life to date has been an extraordinary journey and here, in Confessions of a Conjuror, he allows us all to join him on a magical mystery tour to the centre of his brain Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick hes performing in a crowded restaurant, Derrens 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 Brilliant, hilarious and entirely unlike anything else you have ever read before, Confessions of a Conjuror is also a complete and utter joy

  • Audio CD
  • 336 pages
  • Confessions of a Conjuror
  • Derren Brown
  • English
  • 11 May 2019
  • 1905026595

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9 thoughts on “Confessions of a Conjuror

  1. V. Carlin V. Carlin says:

    I winced a little as I read all the positive reviews that talk about how odd Derren Brown reveals himself to be in this book For me, the strength of this funny, joyful autobiography is that it isn t really about one person but about the tics and obsessions of all people, the patterns based on fears and misapprehensions we pick up as children that shape our hidden behaviour as adults I happen to have been on earth for roughly the same period and in roughly the same class as Derren Brown, so perhaps the overlap of his oddnesses with mine explains my belief that it s universal Not everyone will have the same relationship with pens, perhaps, and not everyone is the right age to feel his thoughts on After Eights and Monster Munch as keenly as I did, but there are many things that young people will relate to One passage this will exclude young people of lying down, unseatbelted, in the back of a car, rolling into the crease, feeling the door handle with your foot, was beautifully written, full of sensory memory It would have been a great passage in a novel.On the language one of my language betes noires is a reluctance to reuse the same word, to look for convoluted synonyms to avoid repetition, in a way that drags the eye and seems clumsy than repetition would have Derren does this throughout and it isn t just okay, it s a central part of the pleasure It s obviously tongue in cheek, and the joy he takes in finding comically wordy alternatives again, I can t find a better example than his discussion of Monster Munch is transmitted without dilution to the reader.Autobiographies are my favourite genre I m currently rereading this while reading the most beautifully written, transcendent autobiography by Armistead Maupin, and they are giving me equal pleasure This is not a book about an odd man, this is a book about an odd species, and to read it is to feel less odd, and connected to that species.

  2. wiltshirelass wiltshirelass says:

    Part autobiography, part keen observation of people s behaviour Derren reads people by their body language, voice, behaviour He s a very clever chap and shows how you can learn a lot just by understanding what you re seeing and knowing how to interpret the information The book crawls along at times because the observational asides take up so much time I read his book, Happy, prior to this and learned something about this fascinating writer.

  3. A. Mason A. Mason says:

    I hugely enjoyed this entertaining collection of autobiographical and philosophical meanderings framed around an anecdote about performing a single card trick during his table hopping days as a magician There are some valuable life skills explored, and Derren talks very movingly about the values of kindness a serious reader cannot fail but be moved by the contents of the book I was astonished to find that the author wears the same socks as me, and for the same reasons or perhaps he doesn t and it s a mindtrick I look forward to asking him to sign one of his books for me It won t be this excellent offering that s my mindtrick back to him if he dedicates the signed copy to A Mason without prompting I ll know he really is a mindreader, and if he doesn t I ll know he knows that I know he s a normal bloke and that I ve understood his works.

  4. angrypierre angrypierre says:

    I was expecting an autobiography, and while it is one of sorts, and contains some interesting tidbits about the method and performance of magic tricks, mostly this contains overlong descriptions of irritating personal habits I like Derren, and his work, but this book did little to enhance either my knowledge or opinion of him.

  5. Jodene Beavers Jodene Beavers says:

    I like to read history books and fact finder type books I haven t ever read a biography but i will consider reading alot now i have finished reading Derren Browns Confessions of a Conjuror A totally enjoyable experience that i infact didn t want to end So many times i giggled and once or twice i found myself laughing out loud So funny and very relative to much i have experienced in life and i know others will think this also I really, really did feel slightly sad when came to the end of this book, i almost didn t want to read the last chapter as i didn t want to have to stop reading the joys Derren Brown has shared here within these pages Thankyou for this book, it has set a standard for me aswell as made me want to read alot , especially about and from this truly wonderful man.

  6. merri45 merri45 says:

    Like the man himself very, very odd, but endlessly charming, funny and fascinating Structured around his performance of a single magic trick in the days when Brown was an unknown magician working in a Bristol restaurant i.e when he really was a mere conjuror, rather than the world s greatest illusionist mentalist , but consisting mainly of digressions into personal and autobiographical material often with footnotes that spill across several pages it d be interesting to know whether he s a fan of Tristram Shandy , it gives a brilliant insight into the mind of a remarkable artist and, clearly, a very lovely man But it s worth going through it again, just reading the passages on the trick Get some cards, stand at a table and act it out as with any activity involving physical as well as mental dexterity, you ll never really appreciate the skill involved and the practice required until you ve at least given it a try yourself Brown spent ten years in the restaurant before hitting it big when you realize what goes into even the simplest effect as magicians call them , it s hardly surprising A weird but terrific book.

  7. magodok magodok says:

    Excelente libro Humor ingl s rebuscado Este libro es un viajesote si eres mago y tienes deficit de atenci n Si eres fan, las risas se te salen

  8. M. Grosjean M. Grosjean says:

    You need to be a magician to really appreciate this book.

  9. Nicola S. Nicola S. says:

    Libro autobiografico, ben narrato Molti episodi simpatici e divertenti Essere in bravo mago non questione solo di manual dexterity.

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