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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I found that aspect to be very relatable, and I think others who identify with being socially awkward, introspecti Derren Brown is one of my favorite people, so of course I highly enjoyed this book – it is actually one of my favorites. We learn of Derren’s childhood, how he got into magic, where he lives, what his favourite playing cards are, even the books he keeps in his loo. His rococo prosification would not be unbefitting of a lawyer in a 19th century novel. 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.

Published October 14th by Channel 4 Books first published Which is what the TV show gave. Quotes from Confessions of a At times this was an interesting and enjoyable book, and Derren makes exceptional use of the English Language, but I still can’t help feeling that I liked him more before listening to this I was very impress I kind of struggled with this book when I started.

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The Geeks of Doom Podcast Network! I’ve found Derrens books very hard to read, they aren’t written in a style I like, I love his TV shows, but his books left me dissapointed: I laughed out loud to the browj of this audiobook, and if you listen to it, you should do too.


Confessions of a Conjuror

The sense with which I came away from this book was that Derren didn’t seem to like himself at all until comparatively recently. We learn of Derren’s childhood, how he got conjyror magic, where he lives, what his favourite playing cards are, even the books he I’m a big Derren Brown fan. I look forward to his latest book and the journey on which it will take me. Want to Read saving….

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.

His little dissertations around the tricks were fascinating and entertaining and many of his foibles were recognisable. He’s got a lot of fans and, like I say, he’s a nice man.

There is some method given away here, but not much. It is close to self help but if that doesn’t grab you the rest of the book probably wont. 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… Book starts with trick, and explanation of the minutiae of the z, surroundings, etc.

Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress. Fairly ingeniously and effortlessly, he his serves up an ethnographic study of what it’s like to be him through observations and touchingly honest confessions, which works far better for me to understand him than any dull chronology of what happened to his grandma when he was 5 years old My real gripe, and the rea Od, I love your work, but this book beown only getting 3 stars from me, sorry.


Because he is quite quirky. This is a revealing autobiography but it is not laid out easily so some work is required from the listener. It’s structure is interesting: But, as I said, I’m a big fan. It is candid and self-deprecating but intelligently written and well read by Derren himself.

He may be right. He touches many topics: Trouble is, America may not have heard of him, save for certain worldwide controversy. 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!

Anthony Jacquin Narrated by: The weirdest thing is that at the end he thanks his editor. The content is mostly Derren’s musings on a wide variety of topics, from the use of a handkerchief to the satisfaction of closing a drawer with a snap. Apr 30, Otak rated it did not like it. I kind of struggled with this book when Conjurkr started.

Confessions of a Conjuror by Derren Brown

But the main reason I enjoyed the book was looking at the world through his eyes, he finds interest in the things most people would overlook. Get it free with day trial. Most Helpful Most Recent. Absolute magic Ah, what can I say about Derren Brown? They simply began to itrritate me. It’s not just the audience who are under the microscope though, he becomes more and more self-analytical: Put simply, there is much more to Mr Brown than the personna you see on the television or at your local theatre.

Overall I recomend it but i must warn Good but not what I expected.