THE CLAIRVOYANT by Hans Holzer

THE CLAIRVOYANT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The nonfictionalized biography of a young Viennese psychic, Uschi Troll, who at 25 has hardly lived long enough to give Holzer much more to strain at than a few knots of temperament. Uschi was odd from birth, had her first flashes at four, moved from school to school as a result of her embarrassing gift of foresight. At fifteen she found herself to be a medium, and exposed a murder when the victim's spirit spoke through her. When her family moved to Los Angeles, Uschi quickly shifted into parapsychology and tried several L.A. spiritualist dishes; she reached the big time in Washington as a senator's private forecaster. Then it was off to real money in London. But Uschi succumbed to guilt and disillusion, retired to a monastic mountain farm to find herself--and disappeared. Holzer spiels all this urbanely enough, but it adds up to little more than Viennese coffee with whipped cream.

Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 1976
Publisher: Mason/Charter