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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 Matthews Choice you when The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, 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 Hers to Protect you over the head with his Irishness but it s clear that very little research was done on Ireland If Her Small-Town Hero you can t accurately write an Irish protagonist don t do it

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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. 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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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. 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 the orphanage to a Southern white owned farm to work as farmhand The farmer is less than friendly but his wife is desperate for a child to read to her and Pip reads from his mother s copy of Great Expectations and warms uickly to the obese but motherly woman he works for A Native American girl also works for them but is muteThe second strand to the story and second narrator offers us an outside glimpse of Pip s life Jack Morrow Irish neighbour to the farm and local professor and expert in hypnosis watches as Pip struggles to fit into his new life and into the community where black people are less than fairly treated and where racist incidents are a regular occurrence Especially as the farm owner s grown son is soon hellbent on ridding the place of Pip Pip Jack and soon the mute Hannah are caught together in an exciting tale of survival Jack s skills of hypnotism are integral to their tale and Great Expectations is also skilfully interwoven into the plotWith real life KKK atrocities part of the story and insights into the organisation this feels dangerous There s a love element some mystery and some appealing characters throughoutI was reminded of a recent read Beck by Mal Peet Meg Rosoff with some basic elements of the plot but this really is uite uniue and intenseOthers have compared it favourably to Mockingbird and I can see why with some similar themes While it s not in the same league it will be excellent material for someone reading Harper Lee as a set text as usual follow up it is excellent for discussion material on 1960s civil rights background history uite violent in places and could be uite upsetting to younger readers so I would recommend this to KS3 and above in particular those age 14 and above Marriage by Deception youJack Morrow has left his native Ireland dreaming of a new life in the American Deep. 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 the orphanage to a Southern white owned farm to work as farmhand The farmer is less than friendly but his wife is desperate for a child to read to her and Pip reads from his mother s copy of Great Expectations and warms uickly to the obese but motherly woman he works for A Native American girl also works for them but is muteThe second strand to the story and second narrator offers us an outside glimpse of Pip s life Jack Morrow Irish neighbour to the farm and local professor and expert in hypnosis watches as Pip struggles to fit into his new life and into the community where black people are less than fairly treated and where racist incidents are a regular occurrence Especially as the farm owner s grown son is soon hellbent on ridding the place of Pip Pip Jack and soon the mute Hannah are caught together in an exciting tale of survival Jack s skills of hypnotism are integral to their tale and Great Expectations is also skilfully interwoven into the plotWith real life KKK atrocities part of the story and insights into the organisation this feels dangerous There s a love element some mystery and some appealing characters throughoutI was reminded of a recent read Beck by Mal Peet Meg Rosoff with some basic elements of the plot but this really is uite uniue and intenseOthers have compared it favourably to Mockingbird and I can see why with some similar themes While it s not in the same league it will be excellent material for someone reading Harper Lee as a set text as usual follow up it is excellent for discussion material on 1960s civil rights background history uite violent in places and could be uite upsetting to A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House younger readers so I would recommend this to KS3 and above in particular those age 14 and above

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • The Hypnotist
  • Laurence Anholt
  • English
  • 13 October 2017
  • 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 powerful as it could have

  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

  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

  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 s

  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 their

  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

  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 jus

  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 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 r

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