Non-Review: The Hypnotist by Laurence Anholt

The Hypnotist by Laurence Anholt

I am not able to give this book a proper 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, today.

So, 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 know)

I will most likely attempt to read this another time.

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