January 02, Quick, think of a joke, a really funny joke! Like, really, really hard. Particularly how unfunny they areaccording to some.
I couldn't resist it!
Plus, I have discovered a lot of fantastic reads published by Dundurn in the past, so picking this book up was a double temptation for me. Plus, she has an adorable canine sidekick, who is the perfect companion to a woman who spends a lot of time in the mountains.
In this latest instalment, Amanda is trying to enrich the lives of immigrant youths by exposing them to the Canadian wilderness, hoping that they will form some friendships in the process.
Having experienced trauma in her own life, Amanda feels passionate about the youngsters, who each come from war torn countries and have lived through some hellish experiences.
Even Luc, the only Canadian youth in the program, is battling with his own demons and substance abuse issues. It soon becomes obvious that things will not work out as Amanda has planned, and what better place for things to go awry than a wintry wilderness camp in a remote place!
I loved the scenes of slight discord as a diverse group of people are thrown together in a wild place, and the escalating tension as things spin out of control.
However, the events in the camp only formed the first part of the story, and the scene soon shifted to a more political and current affairs arena, with other protagonists also featuring in the mystery and displaying a different angle to the story.
Whilst the story was extremely well written and researched, and was certainly a topical issue, I admit I am not a great fan of politically based mysteries, and therefore perhaps not the perfect audience for this book.
That said, there is action, adventure, armchair-travel, some very interesting characters and a great surprise in store for the reader, so this is certainly an author who knows how to deliver a multi-layered, well-plotted mystery that keeps readers frantically turning the pages.
I would love to see Amanda and her friends back in future novels — the more remote the setting the better. In the meantime, I must read the first in the series to discover a bit more about this remarkable former aid worker, who makes for such a refreshingly different protagonist.GROTTANELLI Tricksters Scapegoats Champions Saviors - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.
Eshu. African people have tales about tricksters (hare, spider, tortoise, etc.), which slaves brought to the New World.
In Yoruba mythology, Eshu is an Orisha, and one of the most respected deities of the tradition. But what is a Trickster?
In Professor Peterson’s words: Trickster figures emerge in times of crisis. And they point out what no one wants to see. And they say things that no one will say. Carl Jung regarded the Trickster as the precursor to the Savior.
It’s a very complicated idea. The concept of the Trickster is as much a part of humanity's history as the concept of God. All creational myths deal with polarity - good god vs. bad god. We are here in 3D as if in a game - holographic in nature - where we are the players but the creator/ creators are outside of the game.
Tricksters are archetypal characters who appear in the myths of many different cultures.
Lewis Hyde describes the trickster as a "boundary-crosser". The trickster crosses and . Trickster is a creator, a joker, a truth teller, a story teller, a transformer linked to the spiritual frequency changes humanity is experiencing at this time.