The Lost City of Z - David Grann

The Lost City of Z

By David Grann

  • Release Date: 2009-02-24
  • Genre: History
  • Book: The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 203 Ratings)

The Lost City of Z Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The Lost City of Z is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

User reviews about the book

  • Hard to follow

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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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