- Reading level: 14+ years
- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (22 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425288862
- ISBN-13: 978-0425288863
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 3.3 x 21.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,73,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Other Sellers on Amazon
Includes Import Fees Deposit
+ 496.03 Delivery charge
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik Hardcover – Import, 22 May 2018
Save Extra with 1 offer
- Cashback (3): Go Cashless: Get 10% cashback up to Rs. 50 using BHIM UPI (available only on mobile app/website) or RuPay cards. Offer period 1st September to 30th September. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 15 days from purchase. Here's how
- Go Cashless: Get 10% cashback up to Rs. 100 using Visa debit card, credit card or ATM card. Only on your first 2 cashless orders on Amazon.in (including mobile recharges and bill payments). Offer period 4th Sep to 30th Sep. Cashback within 10 days. Here's how
- Go Cashless: Get 10% cashback up to Rs. 100 using Visa Signature or Visa Infinite cards. Offer valid only once per customer (including mobile recharges and bill payments). Offer period: 11th Sep to 24th Sep. Cashback within 10 days. Here's how
Customers who bought this item also bought
"As he did in his fantastic debut Mosquitoland, David Arnold again shows a knack for getting into the mind of an eccentric teenager in clever, poignant fashion . . . An artfully crafted tale about a boy finding his groove amid the cacophony of adolescence." —USA Today
"An unpredictable, Vonnegut-esque examination of identity, friendship, and forgiveness . . . Unique and surprisingly poignant." —Chicago Tribune
"Shivery and vaguely psychedelic . . . This is the kind of book that will appeal strongly to teenagers like Noah who are just starting to think about what they want from their futures, but it’s also immensely enjoyable to read as an adult. It’s a funny, eerie, beautifully textured book, a strange fascination in and of itself." —Vox
"Don't just pick this one up for its brilliantly bright cover. This book is equal parts odd, imaginative, and insightful." —BuzzFeed
"The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is an epic wonder that only David Arnold could have dreamed up. You'll marvel at every glowing page as powerhouse Arnold tells a blazing, transporting story of love and history and mystery and more.” —Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not and They Both Die at the End
"A breathtaking, mind-bending tour de force that probes fate and forgiveness, history of the human connection, and what it means to live. Ambitious, wise, hilarious, and yearning, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is David Arnold at his exuberant best." —Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Picture Us in the Light and Morris Award finalist Conviction
★ "Arnold has written an in-your-face validation of the power of real and honest friendship, guaranteed to mesmerize readers and leave them altered." —Booklist, starred review
★ "This is a comedic coming-of-age tale with plenty of pop culture and literary references and the snarky, casual, and observational feel of a mumblecore comedy. Supporting characters are fully fleshed out and hilarious. A weird, compelling teen-angst trip that will appeal to fans of John Corey Whaley." —School Library Journal, starred review
"An incredible, eye-opening read . . . Arnold’s characters shine in their realistic relationships and in their relatable fears and shortcomings. Be ready for a game changer of a novel—and a lot of reflection." —Romantic Times
"Boom! That's the sound of your mind exploding when you listen to this audiobook." —AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner
"Arnold’s hipster wit and wickedly clever plotting make for an absorbing, stylized romp . . . Holden Caulfield’s reluctance to grow up mixes with Andrew Smith’s sharp-eyed, sharp-tongued narrators to create a character altogether Arnold’s own." —BCCB
"Compelling." —Kirkus Reviews
"Singular and brainy and deeply intriguing, with an ending that devastates . . . The book’s shattering payoff takes a primary rule of storytelling and busts through it like Kool-Aid Man, and the results are electrifying." —B&N Teen Blog
"Arnold’s characters are seeking higher meaning but he manages to keep the story from drifting into the esoteric by creating moments of true tenderness. Noah’s own writing and his internal exploration propel the narrative forward, allowing Arnold to explore the stagnancy of a predetermined path and unanswered questions about reality, interpretation, and imagination." —Publishers Weekly
About the Author
David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland, and his books have been translated into over a dozen languages.
Learn more at davidarnoldbooks.com and follow him on Twitter @roofbeam and Instagram @iamdavidarnold.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
|5 star (0%)|
|4 star (0%)|
|3 star (0%)|
|2 star (0%)|
|1 star (0%)|
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Sometimes the bets you make pay off, and sometimes not. This is definitely one of the latter occasions.
The two star reviewer was completely right: nothing happens in this book, the entire novel tries and notably fails to be profound in a terribly overwritten way, and the protagonist is a selfish, cowardly liar with emotional problems. Worse, every character in the entire cast is "quirky".
Please don't misunderstand me. In the metaphorical stew which is a story, there's nothing wrong with adding a little quirkiness, like spice to enliven the the meal. You would never, however, dump an entire container of spice into the stew because that would spoil the taste. One quirky character can be interesting and amusing; having every single character be extremely quirky gives you the impression that the story must take place in an open-air insane asylum, given the serious mental problems apparently suffered by all (By contrast, in the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer, every character is verbally witty, which gives the impression that the series depicts a much cooler world than the real world).
All of that would be more than enough to justify a one-star rating; the cherry on the top is the author's obvious, desperate need to virtue signal. Look at me, I have one major gay character and three minor gay characters in my book! I go into detail about how horrible the abuse gay people suffer is! I insert my own subtle dig about how much I HATE Trump! And lastly, I have the protagonist's sister, who is absolutely obsessed with the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (I warned you everyone had mental problems in this tale) recommend her beloved movie to a friend, Karen Yi. When that friend is completely emotionally devastated at the racist portrayal of Mr. Yunioshi in the film, Penny, rather than simply saying "I'm so sorry you didn't like it" reacts as if she'd stabbed her hyper-sensitive friend almost to death with a stolen knife, being wracked with endless, horrible guilt and shame. The protagonist, naturally, thinks of how whatever hurt his little sister feels "pales in comparison to the hurt Karen must have felt." instead of telling her that someone who can get that hurt by a freaking MOVIE is far too fragile to be in the real world and not someone you want as a friend in the first place.
So, in conclusion, please learn from my example and don't waste your time or money on this novel.
And to the reviewer who said she didn’t like the character of Noah because, for one, he left his sister in a car at the bar? I will not give any spoilers, but I’d suggest reading the novel again (paying particular attention to the ending).