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The Hypnotist

South He has certain skills that he mostly keeps hidden Skills in hypnotism and mind controlPip and Jack’s lives become inextricably linked as the heat of racial tension builds to a terrifying storm”Part thriller part love story this extraordinary debut novel l. Set in the Deep South of the American 1960 s a black orphan boy a mute Native American servant girl and an Irish Neurology professor are an unlikely suad In a society overwhelmed by prejudice they must employ all of their courage cunning and wit to free themselves from their oppressorsThis book is amazing Here at Book Box Club we loved it so much we featured it in our Freedom Suad themed October box and we were thrilled to get the chance to chat to Laurence in our members only online book club with our members The Hypnotist is so brilliantly written it has been months and months since I read it but some of the scenes have really stuck with me and I still find myself daydreaming about the characters There is no getting around it the subject matter is tough reading in parts but that is one of the things I loved about it Laurence doesn t pull any punches and despite the setting in this dark period of America s alarmingly recent history this story is full of tenderness in Pip s relationships with the people around him It is rare that characters in YA are so beautifully described and diverse and for me they are the most refreshing things about this book It was great to hear about the real stories that went into The Hypnotist and Laurence s inspiration to write the novel in our book group meeting and I strongly suggest anyone interested look up his website for information on that We will certainly carry on recommending this wonderful book to everyone for years to come Electing Judges unlikely suad In a society overwhelmed by prejudice they must employ all of their courage cunning and wit to free themselves from their oppressorsThis book is amazing Here at Book Box Club we loved it so much we featured it in our Freedom Suad themed October box and we were thrilled to get the chance to chat to Laurence in our members only online book club with our members The Hypnotist is so brilliantly written it has been months and months since I read it but some of the scenes have really stuck with me and I still find myself daydreaming about the characters There is no getting around it the subject matter is tough reading in parts but that is one of the things I loved about it Laurence doesn t pull any punches and despite the setting in this dark period of America s alarmingly recent history this story is full of tenderness in Pip s relationships with the people around him It is rare that characters in YA are so beautifully described and diverse and for me they are the most refreshing things about this book It was great to hear about the real stories that went into The Hypnotist and Laurence s inspiration to write the novel in our book group meeting and I strongly suggest anyone interested look Encounters with Rauschenberg up his website for information on that We will certainly carry on recommending this wonderful book to everyone for years to come

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In the dead of night Pip is plucked from an orphanage and hired as a farm hand But Pip is black The farmer and his wife are white And this is 1960’s America where race defines youJack Morrow has left his native Ireland dreaming of a new life in the American Deep. 2018 CARNEGIE LONGLIST BOOK 1520 Looking back I m changing my rating to two stars because this book realy was not exceptional and there were a load of things that annoyed me about it I do think that this was an interesting idea But I could kind of tell it was a debut novel It felt like there was to give to come and that s okay because first novels aren t always perfect I feel like this was maybe not as powerful as it could have been And I found it hard to separate the sciency stuff from the magicy stuff It didn t really work for me personally The story is definitely uite dark Pip is a black boy in America at the highest point of racial tension This book covers topics such as racism and the KKK I don t really know enough about this subject to comment on it but I do think this book does a good job enlightening people to it and its horrors The book wasn t problematic in any way and I really liked the themes of hope and the fact that not all the characters are horrible It made the book a pleasant experience I do have mixed opinions on the characters though I really love Lilabelle or is it Lilybelle and her unending positivity She is a very inspirational character I also really liked Hannah The short chapterpoem things from her POV are a really nice addition to the book They were both sweet and sad I found Pip a bit flat but the character who really rubbed me off the wrong way was Jack Morrow I don t know why I think it was maybe just the way his voice spoke in his first person narrative but he was just really annoying Sorry Jack Also I wasn t enamoured with the fact that the book kept changing POV I think I would have enjoyed the book had it just been in the third person all the way through Maybe that is just because I prefer third person or maybe because I really disliked the way that Jack came across in his chapters but it would have honestly improved the book so much for me personally I find it irritating when a book changes POV because there always seems to be one you dislike in most cases which can dampen your enjoyment of the story And I wasn t 100% keen on the hypnotism thing Yes I hear you saying THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT OF THE BOOK but I guess it is just personal taste And I lost my taste for it through the ever irritating Jack Morrow or doctor jack morrow to use his full moniker yes this is very annoying after he has said it about 10 times So yeah this was interesting but not exceptional But I feel like this is a case of me not the book So no hard feelings This is a heavy book that some readers might find disturbing so I will give you that warning before you go into it But if this sounds like your kind of thing go for it Encounters with Rauschenberg uite dark Pip is a black boy in America at the highest point of racial tension This book covers topics such as racism and the KKK I don t really know enough about this subject to comment on it but I do think this book does a good job enlightening people to it and its horrors The book wasn t problematic in any way and I really liked the themes of hope and the fact that not all the characters are horrible It made the book a pleasant experience I do have mixed opinions on the characters though I really love Lilabelle or is it Lilybelle and her Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries unending positivity She is a very inspirational character I also really liked Hannah The short chapterpoem things from her POV are a really nice addition to the book They were both sweet and sad I found Pip a bit flat but the character who really rubbed me off the wrong way was Jack Morrow I don t know why I think it was maybe just the way his voice spoke in his first person narrative but he was just really annoying Sorry Jack Also I wasn t enamoured with the fact that the book kept changing POV I think I would have enjoyed the book had it just been in the third person all the way through Maybe that is just because I prefer third person or maybe because I really disliked the way that Jack came across in his chapters but it would have honestly improved the book so much for me personally I find it irritating when a book changes POV because there always seems to be one you dislike in most cases which can dampen your enjoyment of the story And I wasn t 100% keen on the hypnotism thing Yes I hear you saying THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT OF THE BOOK but I guess it is just personal taste And I lost my taste for it through the ever irritating Jack Morrow or doctor jack morrow to Engendering Song use his full moniker yes this is very annoying after he has said it about 10 times So yeah this was interesting but not exceptional But I feel like this is a case of me not the book So no hard feelings This is a heavy book that some readers might find disturbing so I will give you that warning before you go into it But if this sounds like your kind of thing go for it

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Ooks at where life can take you when your expectations are greatOfficially endorsed by Amnesty International The Hypnotist was hailed by The Bookseller in their ‘Ones to Watch’ section as ‘gripping compelling storytelling with a powerful anti racist message?. I think this probably could have been a good story but it s so badly written It s disjointed and sloppy It even changes tense for a chapter The lessons it seeks to teach are very heavy handed and all it does is cheapen the writing Still my biggest problem is Jack Not only is he annoying as hell but the book beats you over the head with his Irishness but it s clear that very little research was done on Ireland If you can t accurately write an Irish protagonist don t do it

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • The Hypnotist
  • Laurence Anholt
  • English
  • 03 June 2019
  • 9780857551658

About the Author: Laurence Anholt

In a career spanning three decades Laurence Anholt has produced over 200 children's books which are published in than 30 languages Titles like the self illustrated Anholt's Artists series have sold many millions of copies around the world Laurence has also collaborated on numerous picture books with his wife the artist Catherine AnholtLaurence's first YA Crossover novel THE HYPNOTIST



10 thoughts on “The Hypnotist

  1. says:

    2018 CARNEGIE LONGLIST BOOK 1520 Looking back I'm changing my rating to two stars because this book realy was not exceptional and there were a load of things that annoyed me about it I do think that this was an interesting idea But I could kind of tell it was a debut novel? It felt like there was to give to come and that's okay because first novels aren't always perfect I feel like this was maybe not as powe

  2. says:

    uite a combination of elements They work though A very different book The Cure for Dreaming combined female emancipation and hypnot

  3. says:

    When Pip is bought and paid for at an orphanage he is worried for his future But the worn skinny old man called Mr Zachary who 'adopts' him seems kind enough on the long drive back to his farm as he explains what he wants Pip to do Since Pip was the only boy who could read at the orphanage he was the perfect candidate to read to Zachary’s bed ridden wife LillybellePip is shocked when he meets her but they soon build a

  4. says:

    This book is very different from most of the others and I cant believe it myself but I am almost pitying Erwin for his mental instability However that does not mean in any way I pity him I pity his family I pity his victims And I feel like this book is pitiful Jack or Doctor Jack Morrow to use his full moniker starts off being very funny and very enjoyable to listen to I didn't like the second person narration at the start because it's d

  5. says:

    I was given an ARC of The Hypnotist to review and I thought this was one of the best books I've read in a long time Can't recommend it highly enough

  6. says:

    Set in the Deep South of the American 1960’s a black orphan boy a mute Native American servant girl and an Irish Neurology professor are an unlikely suad In a society overwhelmed by prejudice they must employ all of thei

  7. says:

    A powerful book If I'd had time to read it in one session I would have done so It was interesting to read that the author's family Jews from Persia who fled the country as refugees from racist policies in the 17th century came from the town of ShushanSusa where the story of Esther the heroine who saved her people from the racist v

  8. says:

    I am not able to give this book a rating as I didn't finish it However from the parts I did read I can tell you It is well written Fx I sometimes struggle when writers decide to write out drawls and accents but in this book it was just alright

  9. says:

    I think this probably could have been a good story but it's so badly written It's disjointed and sloppy It even changes tense for a chapter The lessons it seeks to teach are very heavy handed and all it does is cheapen the writing Still my biggest problem is Jack Not only is he annoying as hell but the book beats you over the head with his Irishness but it's clear that very little research was done on Ireland I

  10. says:

    While Anholt's writing is often enthralling I would be much interested to read the fictionalisation of antisemitism he had originally intended to write about Unlike his authorial note that ‘colour prejudice can work both ways’ it is imperative that children are taught to understand racism and particularly anti Black racism as hi

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