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I’m now in Brazil!
I picked up this book six or seven months ago and have been holding on to it to read for this country. It’s The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. The book takes an in-depth look at the story of Percy Fawcett – a Victorian explorer (the best, many would say), who set out with his son to find the city of Z (or El Dorado) in the Amazon and vanished without a trace.
The author himself ventures into the deadly Amazon, armed with recently uncovered documents, to see if he can be the one to discover either what happened to Fawcett or the lost city that Fawcett was seeking.
Unexplored territories? Explorer politics? Natives secluded from the outside world? Anacondas and deadly venomous plants? Piranhas? Flesh eating diseases? Doesn’t this book sound awesome??