on 19 February 1998
The Clairvoyant was a fast, poetic read, one that I enjoyed immensely. The novel has an unusal, almost third person, narritive style which was at first slightly unsettling, but by the end of the novel it was effective and oddly haunting. The characterization is the main draw - you can't help but love at least three of the handful of wonderful players. The only major flaw is a weakness of plot... all of the characters move about in the story in the manner of a gentle breeze pushing the bits of a windchime... each character gently knocks against the others, making only a soft tinkle before swining away. Perhaps despite this, it's a very quick read, and ultimately left me with a happy feeling.