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Gift of the Jaguar based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I loved this rich and exotic story. The scenes are wonderfully created with just enough detail to bring them to life, but not so much as to inundate or weigh the scenes down with unneeded adornment. I found the book emotional and gripping, as well as pleasant to read. And, though I enjoyed the book a great deal, I do have to say that I wish it was packaged as just a story and not as an ancient wisdom parable. That shouldn't touch the story, but I have such an instant negative reaction to texts put forth as shamanistic mysticism that I couldn't help thinking of that as I read. It made me try to poke holes more instead of just enjoy the story and see what happened in my mind underneath. It made parts of the story seem shallower than I think they really were, just because of my mental guard going in. I can understand why the story is presented that way, and for people who are looking for that sort of book it would be perfect. For me, though, it would have been much stronger for the story to just be put out there as a story. That's just me, though.