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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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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

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

User Review  - Isaac - Goodreads

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

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

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

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

User Review  - Aaron Larkin - Goodreads

Excellent book! After reading The River of Doubt, I needed another Amazon adventure book. The author alternates between the story of Percy Fawcett, an English explorer from the early 20th century, and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Volodymyr - Goodreads

Nice adventure book, which gives you a possibility to live through 3 different lives. Read it in 5 days. Now expecting to watch a movie. Read full review

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

User Review  - Hillary - Goodreads

P. 61 (quoting Hints to Travellers) "It is a loss, both to himself and others, when a traveller does not observe." Read full review

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

User Review  - Gregory - Goodreads

An amazing story; a glimpse into who is likely one of the inspirations for Indiana Jones. An expedition goes wrong deep in the Amazon Basin. Steaming jungles. Indigenous types, including man eaters; bug-ridden patches, malaria and parasites that instill fear even in the courageous. Read full review

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