The Lost City of the Monkey God Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Lost City of the Monkey God is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Not a typical Childs and Preston book
By Pirates Pleasure
Interesting story with many twists. I’m recommending it to my friends.
By Adam's Ghost
What a bummer. This book starts as a fabulous adventure story every bit as good as Treasure Island, except that it's true making it even better. Just when some real discoveries are made, and you're thinking you'll stay up all night to finish the book, it crashes to a banal narrative. I kept reading hoping the exciting narrative would return, but it never did. Instead there is a discussion of the disease the explorers contracted in the jungle which is about as much fun as listening to the lady's bridge club talk about their gallbladder operations. This is used as a segue to trite moralizations . Interesting things like details of discoveries at the site never appear.
Save your money
Overall really good
Maybe they all turned into vampires..
The Lost City of the Monkey God
A good read about a place I hope never to go!
Great discovery account!!
A great read about historic discovery in La Mosquitia, Honduras 🇭🇳!!!
By Rick Kelly
The hype of finding the city keeps you reading well into the book. Then upon finding it the book falls short with very little in the ruins and just a lot of theories.
Actually 3 stars is generous.
The lost city of the monkey God
Extremely well written. Story line was laid out with care to chronology. History was wonderful. Adventure attention holding. Medical saga re leash is worth the pice of admission"
Although the vector-spread of the disease was attributed to global warming the author wisely did not assign "blame" or causation exclusively to man's occupation of Earth.
Though Preston's ideological views were made evident in his summation, they did not do damage.
This book should be a must read--for enjoyment, edification, and education!
Stan farmer author of Fool on a Hill
Intriquing does not give it justice
By Running Ohma
I read all of Douglas Preston novels and the books he is a joint writer of but had not read a non fiction one that he had written. This book was very well written and documented. It was extremely thought provoking. I am fascinated with rare viruses and the like so this book provided an extra bonus for me with Douglas covering Leishmaniasis. Very thought provoking.
If you have any desire to learn more about long past societies and their archeological history then you will thoroughly enjoy this book. It is very well written and one that I could not put down.
Thank you Mr Preston for taking the reader on a fascinating journey.
By ~ Marianne!!!
When I saw "true story" I though, what have I gotten into. Well, I got into a very well written book with as many twists and turns as some fiction. I am surprised to say this is an excellent read.
Finished in one sitting. The author makes you feel like you are right beside him for the entire journey. Highly recommend!