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The Crazy Pilgrim
THE WISDOM OF THE CRAZY IN THE ROAD TO
Leading character of a previous book of Grian (The Road of St. James is the Road of Life), the crazy pilgrim is a strange and marginal sage who walks along the pilgrimage route to Santiago embarrassing pilgrims and shelter keepers with his ideas. Wandering and crazy version of the famous Mullah Nasrudin, main character of many stories of Sufi mysticism,
the crazy pilgrim is a lovable jester,
who gets to highlight the absurdities of our society and our own way of thinking and seeing reality; all this from a sour,
sharp and sarcastic attitude, which likes irony and satire, caustic and corrosive slapstick, and double meaning.
In 52 short stories, which are located throughout the Road to St. James, Grian takes you by the hand of his crazy character to point out inconsistencies and absurdities in which we base our existence, and that only a madman,
someone who has broken with the conventions and rules of "common sense", can highlight and make us see.