21 May 2009

the lost city of z

Among the items occupying the Kindle screen these days is David Grann's fantastic book, The Lost City of Z.

A tale of Colonel Percy Fawcett's perilous journey into the unexplored Amazon in search of a mysterious lost city ("Z") is soon juxtaposed with the author's own fascination with both Fawcett and the Amazon. The author is overtaken with this obsession and chronicles for us his own pursuit of "Z" and his recreation of Fawcett's legendary route.

Brain candy? Maybe. Great summer non-fiction? Definitely.

1 comment:

  1. Kindle? What is this Kindle you speak of?!