Tricks of the Mind

Tricks of the Mind - Derren Brown This was absolutely fascinating, not only explaining how he achieves some of his remarkable feats but also the sheer hard graft and study that goes into it. He comes across as a very likeable, extraordinarily intelligent man with a real passion for his profession, and a great deal of righteous indignation for the pseudoscientists and "psychics" who have hi-jacked it. I skipped the bits about memory techniques etc as I got a little bored, but I liked his style and the little autobiographical tales, although I was never quite sure how much to believe! It still really annoys me when people don't believe he's fooling them, and that he must be performing "real" magic. I have often overheard people exclaiming that there must be something spiritual about what he does. Hopefully this book will enlighten them!