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Maybe this is another case where I've been living under a rock, and everyone has already read this except for me. I just finished reading The Lost City of Z by David Grann. Wow!

The book flips between between the author's trek into the Amazon to unravel the fate of explorer Percy Fawcett in present day, and the early 1900s to reconstruct Fawcett's quests to chart the Amazon and find El Dorado, or as he called it, the Lost City of Z.

This book is one of those rare books that has instantly altered a part of my worldview. I will think of history and of the Amazon in a completely new light after reading this book.

Get it. Read it. You'll be glad.

Date: 2011-01-27 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightynight.livejournal.com
Scott read that and totally loved it too! Okay, bringing to Cuba.

Date: 2011-01-27 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daisan.livejournal.com
Cool! I put it on my wishlist, along with "Into Africa" which looks quite good as well.

Date: 2011-01-31 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tracied.livejournal.com
Thanks! I was looking for a new book to read. :)

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