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When one knows what’s going on, one is less easily fooled by these techniques. I can create a world inside my head instantly and clearly. And I got all of that, in about half of the book: Sadly, the ths is poorly structured – we go from one topic to the next quite randomly, it can be repetitive and, as it embraces many fields, some chapters will obviously be more interesting than others depending on what the reader dedren looking for which makes for an unequal read.

The author gives very some very interesting explanation on the general principle of “how it is all done”. However, anecdotal evidence from countless sources which Mr. Derren Brown’s amazing television and stage performances have entranced browb amazed millions. I respect the derrfn that he is an atheist, but just as I don’t appreciate religious clerics or followers shoving their beliefs in my face, the same is true for an atheist which I see as more and more becoming a religion itself.

This put me back into that enjoyment of magic I had lost years ago. Knowledge is power, and this book is an entertaining way to make your life more “illusion-proof”.

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It all adds up in the end. Other chapters covered coin tricks, s I thought the book was ok overall and actually very funny in places if you can understand his sarcasm!


Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown. He stops shorts of condemning all psychics to my surprise, just the more unpleasant aspects.

It’s Russell Brand who’s wound me up today saying that a vote for Labour was a vote for democracy, conveniently forgetting that if Labour get in they don’t want the people to be allowed their say on the EU Watching his programmes, there is a sense of awe when it comes to his trick I was just about ready to buy anything this man would ever produce, and when it was announced that he had a book on the way, I was beside myself with excitement.

Here are the most valuable criteria from the system: The second chapter dives into memory techniques including one of the most renowned in the world called “The Memory Palace”. In many repsects this is preaching to the converted in my case, but the discussion of morality is interesting, as well as decisions of what he did or didn’t include in his television shows.

Jan 07, James rated it really liked it.

We get to see all of the above sides of his: Derren Brown is the master of mentalism and most recognized mentalist in the world. I had no idea at the time that my flies were undone. View all 3 comments.

I had the wrong idea about Derren Brown. Following in the footsteps of the renowned TV derrwn, they may impress you with their super-power memory by reciting the FA Cup winners for the last 20 years: Instead, this book covers basic cognitive principles that allow these illusions to happen.

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My sister informed me this was not correct and gave me a copy of the book. Now I don’t wish to sound insensitive, but I imagine the number must be negligible.

If I want to read someone’s lengthy opinion on all sorts of things, I’ll go tirck find a message board on the internet somewhere and post some controversial statements.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As noted above, the cynic in me was loving the discrediting parts and Brown is genuinely funny.

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What you mean to be is not what you are. This dryness is made even more apparent by the fun sections that pepper the educational section. Almost to the extent that you are reminded of how Derren Brown’s first UK television series, Mind Control, aired before the turn of the millennium and was head-bendingly good telly which led Charlie Brooker to comment that tdick man was “either a balls-out con artist or the scariest man in Britain.

I think a lot of the material covered here is of interest to many, but I think the way it is written and the way that subjects are handled makes the barrier to entry a little rbown than it ought to be.

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