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  • The Hypnotist
  • Laurence Anholt
  • English
  • 26 September 2019
  • 9780857551658

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 int

  2. says:

    uite a combination of elements They work though A very different book The Cure for Dreaming combined female emancipation and hypnotism in a story of women's rights in the early 20th centuryHere we are placed in the 1960s in a time and place where Jim Crow rules where the KKK work discreetly with violence to instil fear An orphaned black boy Pip named after his schoolteacher mother's favourite Dickens novel is taken from

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    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 se

  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

  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

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    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

  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

  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 The Main Characters are all really interesting Every one from the Caucasian Irish Neurology Professor to the Black Orphan teenager and the Mute Native American girl Together they all have in

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    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 a

  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 historically rooted and systemically sustained All prejudice is wrong and anyone can be pre

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The Hypnotist

Uth 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 lo. 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 thi

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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 ’s America where race defines youJack Morrow has left his native Ireland dreaming of a new life in the American Deep So. 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 positive relationship as he covers her every need and reads from his copy of Great Expectations a gift from his mother before his parents died in a car accident There is another young teen at the farm Beautiful mute Hannah an American Indian who Pip thinks is the most beautiful girl he s ever seenBut life on Dead River Farm isn t all sweet The Zachary s have a son called Erwin an angry Negro hating Vietnam vet and also a leader of the local chapter of the Ku K

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Oks 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?. 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 vizier Haman is set Anyway this and his father s experiences as a member of British Intelligence during and just after WWII inspired this novel The author wanted to write about his ancestors but it was too close to home for the moment As historical fiction it works very well Perhaps a half star down because it s not really YA though marketed as such The main characters Pip and Hannah are teenagers yes but we also get plenty of viewpoint from the other protagonist Jack Morrow the hypnotist of the title a university academic who is doing great things with dealing


About the Author: Laurence Anholt

In a career spanning three decades Laurence Anholt has produced over children's books which are published in than 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.