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The Hypnotist

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 One for My Baby 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 Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, 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 We 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 The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, uite The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, 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 The Asset (Wounded Warrior usual follow Shadow of Doubt (Newpointe 911, up it is excellent for discussion material on 1960s civil rights background history Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible uite violent in places and could be The Ruminator uite Infamous upsetting to younger readers so I would recommend this to KS3 and above in particular those age 14 and above

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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 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 interesting back stories and I really liked all three of them The story is set in the 60 s and features the fight against racism I just couldn t read it The scenes made me uncomfortable As in they were hard to read without getting too affected Basically I m one of those people who lives through all the slightly scary things by saying It s not real it s just fiction But with this book I couldn t do that In fact the few scenes I did read wasn t hard to imagine happening right now todaySo do I recommend this book Definitely It s been said to be great for people who liked The Book Thief Haven t read that yet so I wouldn t knowI will most likely attempt to read this another time Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide uncomfortable As in they were hard to read without getting too affected Basically I m one of those people who lives through all the slightly scary things by saying It s not real it s just fiction But with this book I couldn t do that In fact the few scenes I did read wasn t hard to imagine happening right now todaySo do I recommend this book Definitely It s been said to be great for people who liked The Book Thief Haven t read that yet so I wouldn t knowI will most likely attempt to read this another time

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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. 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


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

  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 P

  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

  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 instabi

  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 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 racist vizier Haman

  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 Tog

  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

  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 pr

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