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THE LOST CITY OF Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A stirring tale of lost civilizations, avarice, madness and everything else that makes exploration so much fun. As New Yorker staff writer and debut author Grann notes, the British explorer Percy Fawcett's exploits in jungles and atop mountains inspired novels such as Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, and his character is the tutelary spirit of the Indiana Jones franchise. Fawcett in turn was ... Read full review

Review: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession In The Amazon

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Barbara Bamberger Scott

What killed Percy Fawcett and his son Jack as they drove ever deeper into the unexplored regions of the Amazon jungle? Was it mere malaria, with its sweats and hallucinations? Or simple yellow fever, with its bonebreaking chills and nausea? Was it one of the many species of snake, such as the venomous coral or the crushing 60footlong anaconda? Or was it something devious and tormenting like the ... Read full review

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For fans of non-fiction adventure travel, this is an interesting and worthwhile read. It provides an insightful lens into the world of Victorian era explorers, and paints the picture of a man in Percy Fawcett who's attitude toward and appreciation of natives was ahead of his time. For those who are new to the genre, this can be a bit of a grind, and you may want to start elsewhere. 

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看这本书本身就是一次穿越amazon之旅.太多的生词.
还好,我最后活着出来了.

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Interesting account of all the goings on in the Amazon with trying to find ost kingdoms. Worth a read or a listen as I did.

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The Lost City of Z is a wonderful book written to document the search for two treasures, the mythical Lost City of Z (a large civilization in the middle of the Amazon), and Col Percy Fawcett, who disappeared in the Amazon searching for Z. Once I began reading The Lost City of Z I couldn't put the book down. It alternated between background information on both the List City of Z and Col Fawcett. I enjoyed the book tremendously until I reached the final chapter. Here the tone of the book changes and the ending was very anticlimactic. I recommend this book to anyone with a sense of adventure and history. But, the ending is disappointing. 

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This is a great book. I was completely amazed by the story of Percy Fawcett and his maniacal search for the lost civilizations of the Amazon. David Grann is an incredible writer. Not only does he explain the history of Fawcett and the other explorers of the day, but he has the guts to go out and try to become one himself. 

Review: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

Very well researched with a lot of background details. I learned so much reading this book! Read full review

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User Review  - Isaac - Goodreads

A little meandering at times but it's pretty good once it gets going. Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

This was not a fast read. I was disgusted to read about the Europeans traipsing through the Amazon killing the Indians, and thought they deserved all the hardships they encountered. But it was ... Read full review

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