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Laurence Anholt ´ 6 FREE READ FREE READ Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Laurence Anholt FREE READ The Hypnotist ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 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 with what we now call PTSD I don t know how our students will react to the adult viewpoint though the better readers are uite capable of enjoying adult books I also can t help wondering whether a hypnotist can do uite the things Jack does in the novel as easily as he does It feels almost like Obi Wan Kenobi with his These aren t the droids you re looking for We can go about our businessStill a very readable book which I enjoyed greatly Engendering Song Singing and Subjectivity at Prespa Albanian Weddings Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology university academic who is doing great things with dealing with what we now call PTSD I don t know how our students will react to the adult viewpoint though the better readers are Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary Study Guide uite capable of enjoying adult books I also can t help wondering whether a hypnotist can do The White Nights of Ramadan uite the things Jack does in the novel as easily as he does It feels almost like Obi Wan Kenobi with his These aren t the droids you re looking for We can go about our businessStill a very readable book which I enjoyed greatly

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Laurence Anholt ´ 6 FREE READ FREE READ Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Laurence Anholt FREE READ The Hypnotist ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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

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Laurence Anholt ´ 6 FREE READ FREE READ Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Laurence Anholt FREE READ The Hypnotist ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • The Hypnotist
  • Laurence Anholt
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 9780857551658