Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lost in the Amazon


THE LOST CITY OF Z: A TALE OF DEADLY OBSESSION IN THE AMAZON
David Grann
Doubleday
2008
372 pages*

“Surprise!!! i liked this book...mostly for the conversational style, so non-pedantic. i read the ARC* so did not have benefit of the Maps and footnotes of the Hardcover.. a ripsnorting tale of obsession and the drive to go Beyond one's comfortable niche in life..Percy Fawcett was a Man's Man in his day...drove himself, and others, to the limit in his explorations of the Amazon..in search of the fabled city of El Dorado..his Lost City of Z...needless to say he disappeared during that last trek in 1925....his whereabouts begat a whole new school of explorers...those who went in search of Lost Predecessors.....can you imagine a time when there were still empty spaces on World Maps?”

4 comments:

Shoshana said...

I'm reading Burried Strangers right now by Leighton Gage, and it seems like in Brazil they still have places that's empty. Usually in the Amazon! :)

I'm intrigued by this book already.

~~Robin said...

This one looks good. I'll add it to my list~~

Moira said...

Sounds fun... will keep it in mind for when I am feeling 'adventurous'

Sandra said...

Glad you enjoyed this. It was good for non fiction, which is usually not as easy to read. I had a friend do a guest review of it.