Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Reluctant Psychic: A MemoirThe Reluctant Psychic: A Memoir by Suzan Saxman
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I liked the title of this book and felt intrigued by the idea of reading a memoir of a person that is psychic. And though the book started off pretty interesting, the rest was just a bit strange. I also enjoyed her stories that shared personal mystical experiences and readings with clients, and at the end of each chapter she shares a brief one. However, I didn't care for some of the language and negative outlook that Suzan seems unable to shake. Im surprised, for example, that the editors allowed pejorative term like "midget" to remain in the text, as well as other similar type terms/phrases that were not direct quotes. The author did have a difficult childhood, and her mother especially was not a good parent, but even in the author's descriptions of her more recent and current experiences there is a sense of not really reaching a point of peace and resolution from the victimhood. All in all, the book was an okay read but not something I'd really recommend to anyone.

This book was a library copy.

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