22 June 2010

Book Review: Psychic by Sylvia Browne

Last month I was contacted by Trish at TLC Book Tours to see if I would be interested in reviewing a new book. I haven't done a book review since high school, so please bear with me. :)

The book is Psychic: My Life in Two Worlds by Sylvia Browne. Before I read this book, I didn't know much about Mrs. Browne. I had come across her on talk shows or radio, but had never really felt the need to learn more. I'm somewhat skeptical about people who call themselves psychics (I'll explain that another time). Anyway, being naturally curious about the supernatural I determined to try to read this book with an open mind. Now that I've read it, I know more than I really wanted to about Mrs. Browne.

There are lots of stories about her experiences with spirits and there were a few terms that I had never heard of that I plan to research. I disagree with her basic premise of why spirits don't move to the other side, but I respect her opinion. It is a biography and therefore contains stories of her childhood, her marriages and her businesses. My biggest qualm is how she skips from time period to time period. One minute she's writing about her childhood and the next she's writing about her second marriage and then she goes back to childhood. For me, it was a bit confusing.

If you're interested in learning more about Sylvia Browne, I'd recommend this book. If you're looking for something to help you understand the concepts of psychics and or ghosts/spirits, I recommend you look elsewhere.

I'm not sorry I read it, but it isn't a book that I would have picked up on my own.



Patricia said...

I liked your review and think you should do more as time permits! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your review even though you didn’t love the book. I think you gave a balanced opinion and clearly suggested who should and shouldn’t read this book. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Javajune said...

The book sounds interesting. I'm not sure how I feel about the whole spirit thing. I think I believe but I have a lot of questions.
My great grandmother was really into that stuff, she was gypsy.
Your blog looks like a fun and interesting place so glad our paths crossed.