The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold (whom you may know from his books Mosquitoland and Kids of Appetite) hit shelves today, and we could not be more excited. To celebrate, we collaborated with David to make an epic playlist (with more than a little Bowie, so we’d be sure to do right by the main character, Noah Oakman). Read about the book, then crank up this playlist!
About the book:
“An epic wonder”* from the bestselling author of Mosquitoland
This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend.
Then Noah → gets hypnotized.
Now Noah → sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn’t there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, now rotates in the Marvel universe. Subtle behaviors, bits of history, plans for the future—everything in Noah’s world has been rewritten. Everything except his Strange Fascinations . . .
A stunning surrealist portrait, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is a story about all the ways we hurt our friends without knowing it, and all the ways they stick around to save us.
*Adam Silvera, bestselling author of More Happy Than Not and They Both Die at the End
Get your copy of The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik here!