The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend.Then Noah → gets hypnotized.Now Noah → sees changes—inexplicable scars, odd behaviors, rewritten histories—in all those around him. All except his Strange Fascinations . . .

Details The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

TitleThe Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherViking Children's
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

  • Adam Silvera
    This is my very favorite David Arnold book, and I LOVE Mosquitoland and Kids of Appetite. He's a wordsmith who's outdone himself in THE STRANGE FASCINATIONS OF NOAH HYPNOTIK and I can't wait for you to sink into this world.
  • Stefani Sloma
    To absolutely no one's surprise, I loved this book. It's a bizarre, wild ride of a book, and I did not want it to stop. I read it so slowly because I wanted to savor every last delicious word. If I hadn't promised to let someone borrow my ARC, I would've flipped right back to page one and started reading it again. David has this wonderful talent of writing such strange but true-to-life characters that I feel like I know in real life. The Strange ...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold is a unique story about a boy who gets hypnotized. The main character is realistic, and the writing style is so entertaining. I would definitely recommend this book, since it is such a wild ride. Full review on The Candid Cover
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    This was the fun, quirky, unique, and creative read that I was expecting.It was the coming of age story of Noah as well as a look at the struggles that he goes through in the midst of being a teenager and discovering himself.Told in a unique way, this novel includes modern media references (e.g. Gilmore Girls) as well as illustrations which I enjoyed. The story is told in a way which truly does appear to resemble the inner workings of a teenager'...
  • Ryan
    This is my favorite book by David Arnold. This is such an ambitious, fun, delightfully weird book with a ton of heart & a group of friends you'd pretty much do anything to become part of their social group. In other words, it's a David Arnold book.There's a lot to unpack and I look forward to doing so. I feel like there's so much I could say but I don't know where to begin but I really enjoyed being in Noah's head and I loved how David explored w...
  • Cori Reed
    I LOVED this book. Probably one of the best books I've read this year.
  • Noha Badawi
    Some people have been on earth before and some people never get the chance.bordering on the 3.5 stars.Considering the fact that i do not read a lot of contemporary books anymore; i liked this one.Some truths in there spoke loud and clear to me and it's always good when a book touches one heart like that. full review is to be posted soon.
  • Irena
    Review to come.
  • Uriel Perez
    More like 3.75 ⭐sI’m not the biggest fan of YA fiction, but I read a blurb that likened this book to the work of Murakami so I thought I’d give it a try. The blurb didn’t lie — there’s a slacker male protagonist, meandering and thoughtful prose and a ton of references to music and movies. I enjoyed the vibrant personality of the narrator and the relationships between friends and family; they felt believable and their connections reall...
  • Melissa
    This book kinda sideswiped me with its ambition, daring, and brilliance. The weirdo concept sounded too good to be true, but Arnold takes his wild idea and GOES FOR IT, balls to the wall, and spits you out the other side like, "wtf just happened? Let's do it again!"For a more coherent take, please see: a different review.
  • Cody Roecker
    5/25:Simply, WOW. I am a changed man. this book was... spectacular and showstoppingwhatever day this was announced:Everything about this. I am excited about all of it. Noah Hypnotik. i'm ready to meet you. I really am. I love David Arnold and I need this book. one of my most highly anticipated releases of 2018, for sure.
  • Cassie
    First off . . . WHOA!There is no one way to explain the profound literary oddities and beautiful complexities of The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik. But for me, this book was a combination of my favorite movie, one of my favorite books, and one of my favorite TV shows. Mix the quirks and cerebral explorations found in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, add in a dash of Holden Caulfield’s blunt honesty and independent drive and the un...
  • Maureen
    This is an odd book about an odd boy who seemingly gets hypnotized and begins living in an alternate reality. Noah and his friends Alan and Val spend all their time together, except when they suddenly don’t. Noah pulls away from them and Alan and Val continue their lives without him. This is a quirky novel, a bit angsty, but when things come together in the end, you are glad you came along for the ride. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for...
  • Sumaiyya
    3.5 Stars! This was my first one by David Arnold, and I’m a little pleased and perplexed. Loving how the story moved forward. As dense as it felt at first, this is a refreshing coming of age story; oddly compelling, quirky and a little offbeat. The surreal magic realism aspect makes this a bit of a whimsical read too.My full review on my blog:
  • Stacy Fetters
    "Well the way I see it, a guy shows up with note cards and a boom box means he’s got some time on his hands. But a guy shows up with snow, that’s either destiny or wizardry."David Arnold takes you on an epic journey, one that leaves you gasping while flipping through your vinyl collection. This one was weird but a lot of fun to read. From the synopsis, you know that you are going to be delving into the world of the weird and the bizarre. And ...
  • Filipe
    review to come, hopefully. if not just follow me on twitter @filipeheath
  • Kristen
    Netgalley provided me a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review.I adored both Mosquitoland and Kids of when several reviewers referred to the newest David Arnold book as "surreal," I wasn't sure what to expect.Well, it was fantastic. It has that cool "realistic with a touch of sci-fi" vibe. Kind of like Shaun David Hutchinson or Adam Silvera. You know...that feeling where you're not sure if there really is some hinky sci-f...
  • Lectus
    Not for me. I wasn't interested in Noah's life regardless of how verbose it was told. Yes, it is well written, it is just that eloquent ramblings is not my thing.
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Blog Tour: https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr...What really stood out most for me in The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik was the writing. David Arnold has a unique writing style that just pulled me in. Nothing major needed to be happening, but I wanted to read his words.This is an odd book because Noah is a bit odd. He lives with his parents and sister, Penny. Noah has two real friends, Alan and Val, that he spends all his free time with...
  • The Blonde Bookworm
    I went into this novel totally open minded, because it's David Arnold right?! I always know his writing will be good, but I never want to expect a certain thing from him because it will almost always be totally not what I expected at all. Just like his writing style, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik was totally quirky and brilliant. I loved every second of this novel and kept finding myself restarting from the beginning of a page just to...
  • Esther
    3.5 sterren. Ik kwam veel moeilijk door dit boek heen dan zijn andere boeken, omdat het totaal anders was. Behalve de laatste 50 bladzijdes, toen schoot ik er echt door heen. Vandaag mijn 3.5 sterren.
  • Kelsey
    88% | B+You should read this book if you like:Quirky YA, Mosquitoland, Bowie-loving teens, questioning reality, wormholes, coming of age stories, parallel universes, lovely prose
  • Amy
    Star Rating: 3.5 StarsWell that was a bit.... Odd.It was almost like a not as charming John Green novel with some slight sci-fi leanings.
  • Serena
    ***3.5***Spoiler Free Review:I don't usually format my reviews like this, but I feel like it is best to separate this review into things I liked, and those that I didn't. I will start with the things I liked, which I conveniently made a list of while reading. First off, this book was one of the most modern and relevant books I've ever read. It had so many references that I loved and related to! Some of these include: Gilmore Girls, Marvel, DC, s...
  • Rachel Strolle
  • JM Cabral
    So far, this has to be the weirdest novel David Arnold has ever written. (And I mean that in a good way.) I had a hard time going through the first half of the story, but the ending was so redeeming and satisfying, I was still able to give the whole book 4 stars.Full review to come! Here's a short blurb for now:"The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik has to be David Arnold's weirdest book yet, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. With his t...
  • Kristen Beverly
    This book was kinda bizarre and strange at times. But really solid. In the end, everything came together and made sense. And it’s all about forgiveness. Which the world needs more of. I’m all about these really fun reads for teens having such positive messages!
  • Kelly Gilbert
    This was absolutely stunning and I think this book is going to be huge. Going to be reeling from this one for a long time.