The Lost City of Z - David Grann

The Lost City of Z

By David Grann

  • Release Date: 2009-02-24
  • Genre: History
4 Score: 4 (From 193 Ratings)

Description

The #1 New York Times bestseller  - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. 

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

  • Hard to follow

    3
    By Griffinstrings.com
    The constant shuffling between time periods and interlaced stories made for difficult reading. I really enjoyed all the backstory of various characters etc, but feel the title of the book is misleading. I wanted to go on a mental safari but instead had to fight through to the finish.
  • Incredible story

    5
    By thankyoudmb
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author, Grann, had researched Fawcett and all the other explorers who traveled with him. So much interesting information about South America, the geographical areas, the various Indians that inhabit the countries, the cultures, and the race between the countries and various explorers to not only map the Amazonian region, but to find a lost city in a quest for fame, glory and wealth.
  • Loved it.

    5
    By Burleyboy
    I was lost in this book the entire time I read it. I was oblivious to the story and it was told in a way that kept me wanting to read more
  • Obsessed

    5
    By cryptowizard
    I'm a little obsessed with the jungle myself now. This book is awesome! It sucked me right in, and it was hard to believe such a gripping adventure could happen in nonfiction.
  • Not all that interesting

    2
    By Chris Strode
    I really liked "Collapse" and "Born to Run" and was hoping to learn something about nature and human hardships but this book focused more on exploring the main character's emotional toll he put on himself, his family, and his expeditioners. The last chapter was very fascinating however.

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