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

David Grann
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Denver Post Bestseller In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2017-05-24

I'd never heard of Fawcett before, and while I've heard all the history about the Amazon and, you know, the various ways Europeans have thought about indigenous groups over the years, it was facinating to go through that history and get into the present-day findings. It's a really incredible story. Fawcett did seem invincible until he disappeared. Recommend this over the movie.

Overall: It was pretty good, but it's no Hunger Games. Or... maybe it is the _real_ Hunger Games. Katniss could probably take the Amazon. Peeta would die though. That would be sad.

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