Sleight of Mind – Book Review

Having devoured this book during my weekend away, here are my thoughts.

As is normally the case with these specialist titles with small print runs, there are plenty of typos; but that doesn’t actually detract from the book.

It has a good mix of background on mentalism in general plus a few "routines" to get you started. It’s well referenced so there’s plenty of scope for further reading. In fact, I’ve just bought Derren Brown’s book "Pure Effect" off the back of it.

For someone like me who is totally new to the scene of psychological illusion, this is a great book to start with. I have really no intention of performing any of this in front of an audience, but it does give you a great insight into people watching and the awesome talent and showmanship of people like Derren Brown.