Gary Taaffe – Tribal Scarring (Urban Hunters #2)


Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:


The clan face a dilemma – Billy doesn’t want to go on his Walkabout yet and besides, he hasn’t even been initiated into a man. Can hardly blame him, they want to use the slice of a knife where no boy wants a knife to go. The spirit of his mother forces the issue with a violent attack by a giant Red kangaroo. She’s good like that – helpful. The old Magic Man wants to seal Billy’s horrific injuries under the coals of a fire, exactly as he would initiate an Aboriginal Warrior. He’s helpful too. Billy must decide whether to endure the pain of initiation or remain a boy.

“Though Tribal Scarring was more serious, it was really great. One of the best YA books I have read! Kudos! I recommend everyone to read it.” JB Cacdac

“Great coming of age story. Isn’t Pindaari a loveable character.” Anne, Australia

“I can’t wait to see what Billy’s next adventure is!” Jessica B, USA

URBAN HUNTERS is laugh–out–loud, gut–churning, heart–wrenching storytelling at its best. Unlike anything you’ve ever read, in typical Taaffe fashion. Hilarious as usual. Always surprising. Wonderful!

Izdevniecība/Publisher: Bunya Publishing

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no

Vērtējums/Rating: 4.5/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Jau no mazotnes visi ciltī jutuši, ka Billijs ir citādāks. Un viņa iesvētīšana vīra kārtā, pēc neparastām un pat dzīvībai bīstamām ķenguru medībām, pienākusi ātrāk kā domāts.

Patika ieskats aborigēnu kultūrā. Billija ceremonija ietver ne tikai īpašas dejas un rituālus, bet arī apgraizīšanu. Saistoši gan ceremonijas apraksti, gan netradicionālie (aborigēnu) dziedēšanas veidi Billija ievainojumiem.

Trešās sērijas grāmatas nosaukums ir Walkabout, un, cik saprotu, tas ir ne tikai ceļojums vienam pašam ārpus cilts un ciema, bet ietver arī sevis garīgu atrašanu pēc iesvētīšanas.

Otrā Urban Hunters grāmatiņa bija kopumā nopietnāka, un beigas, lai gan ar mazāk smiekliem, atkal satriecošas.


Even from early age everyone in the tribe could tell that Billy was different, and his initiation into manhood comes sooner than expected after very dangerous kangaroo hunting.

Liked the insight in aborigine culture. Billy’s ceremony includes not only special dances and rituals but also circumcision. Fascinating descriptions about the ceremony and untraditional healing methods to Billy’s injuries.

The third book’s title is Walkabout, and if understand correctly that is not only a journey alone outside your tribe and village but also is about finding your spiritual self after the initiation.

Tribal Scaring was overall more serious than the first boo, and the ending although with less laughter still was great!


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