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Book Review of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
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This is the second Grann book that I read. The other one was "Killers of the Flower Moon," which I read last year and gave five stars. "The Lost City. . ." was on some recommended reading list I saw so I added it to my wishlist. I didn't realize at the time that I had already read a book by this author.

Unfortunately, the "Z" book doesn't measure up to the "Killers" book. The "Z" book was OK--only three stars. It was intriguing wondering what happened to Fawcett's last expedition. The author's descriptions of Fawcett's previous trips made the Amazon sound very inhospitable--not a place I would ever be interested in visiting. The story jumps back and forth--one chapter will be about Fawcett's life and the next chapter may be set in the present when the author was doing research on Fawcett and planning to (hopefully) retrace Fawcett's route.

It's been a few weeks since I finished the book so I can't recall what specifics made me decide that it was a three-star book. POSSIBLE SPOILER: One thing that was disappointing was the ending. The author didn't uncover anything with any degree of certainty as to what happened to Fawcett's group. So, the mystery still lingers.