Derren Brown manages to rouse the audience in again with this very light-hearted approach to mind altering, and tricking. Almost written like an autobiography, Tricks Of The Mind really delves into Brown's upbringing and what persuaded him to become an illusionist (coupled with hypnotist, and magician). It's full of crazy, and funny anecdotes of his childhood, and explains just how wrong a trick can go if you're not careful.
The book is packed with guides on how to hypnotise people, play tricks with their minds, and generally, how to amaze them at a party, when you're entertaining. He'll go through with you carefully, actually telling you what you're going to experience, as well as seemingly doing it at the same time. You'll almost feel like you're in the room with him as he's written it as more of a conversation with the reader than anything else.
You'll learn different styles of mind manipulation, as well as where they originated, and how he integrates them into his shows. He'll explain in full detail just how he does what he does, and he's not shy to explain what happens when it goes bad. If you're a fan of Derren Brown, this book is definately something for you. It's packed with lots of interesting facts and information and is an excellent read to sit down to on a nice warm day, and relax to. It's split into nicely separated chapters, allowing you to stop every now and again when you reach another concept in the book.