The Contortionist’s Handbook has ratings and reviews. Paquita Maria said: It’s a good thing I didn’t know about Palahniuk’s praise of this neat. The Contortionist’s handbook. Introduction. Ever wondered how those incredible contortionists and acrobats you’ve seen on TV or at the circus can do their. The exercises used in contortion (and yoga as well) is used by various circus artists, dancers, gymnasts and many others. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to .

Author: Tygomi Shakus
Country: Kuwait
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 11 April 2012
Pages: 467
PDF File Size: 18.89 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.82 Mb
ISBN: 605-1-56110-605-6
Downloads: 50210
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Moogut

Snowfall on the Sahara Mark Jennett Jul 7, Everyone is able to do this if they exercise properly and do each exercise until contortionjst feels comfortable. They are supposed to be a challenge and will help you improve. And not just because Clevenger records in minute and plausible detail how the forger reinvents himself.

The Contortionist’s Handbook – Craig Clevenger

It’s an entertaining read, a fun read, but the last couple chapters just leave you uninspired. Some say become a vegetarian, but I don’t agree. No matter who you are if you only do what’s told in the instructions you will be able to do most or everything shown and you’ll be hooked ocntortionist no time.

The book is about John Vincent.

Tied up in knots

If you start to train and drink alcohole even if not a big amount or smoke just one cigarette you will feel that your training will feel more difficult and you’ll maybe not have the same range of movement the next day.


To prevent this it’s important to learn to do controlled dislocations, build up strenght and flexibility around all joints and practicing contortion does all this. Instead it feels like the bones inside were swimming around in a mass of gelly. If one book is certainly destined for at least cult status, it’s Texan writer Craig Clevenger’s excellent debut novel, The Contortionist’s Handbook. You know, trusted us just a little bit more.

Oct 01, Adam rated it really liked it. The exercises used in contortion and yoga as well is used by various circus artists, dancers, gymnasts and many others.

I’m genuinely surprised that this hasn’t been picked up by someone in Hollywood yet.

A talented forger who has raised creating specialty documents to an art form, the most critical hours in his life are presaged by specific symptoms: The explanation of the title is also quite admirable.

As you advance you can skip some of the easier preparing exercises, but always ask us, or if you have one, your coach. However this is something that happens in any type of activity. Always hahdbook the instructions carefully and religiously and never give up. Vincent cnotortionist made a life of fooling those charged with evaluating the psychological states of patients hospitalized for drug overdoses, and this time he plays a game of cat and mouse with quite a bit more than usual riding on the John Vincent is contoortionist master forger with eleven fingers, at least as many identities and debilitating migraines.

What a super read!

I just picked it up one day and started reading. It took her two months doing this daily to achieve this position and six more to be able to sit in the position for as much as one hour comfortably.


He suffers from debilitating migraines and is a substance abuse. In short, personally for me it was a disappointing first meeting contortioist neo-noir. So the story rolls on. Also it’s good to have someone watching you while you exercise, not only to make certain you carry them out correctly, but to ensure your backbends are carried out by the whole spine and not just between two vertebrae.

The Contortionist’s Handbook – IMDb

The answer to that is simple: Hated cintortionist about it, the prose, the lack of a sympathetic – or at the very least engaging – character, the story, everything.

Travel, antique and estate sale purchases, materials, new mail drop, secured credit card and deposits and fees — DMV, SSA, passport application, car registration insurance, first, last, deposit.

The novel has substance too; its biting critique of American psychiatric and criminal justice systems often evokes a modern One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Also they are cheap. Simply put, I see the influence, but nothing that would make me believe Craig wrote this thinking, “What would Chuck do? There is little to no action inside The Contortionist’s Handbook.