A disappointing read

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the AmazonThe Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

 2.0 out of 5 stars The Lost City of Z – what a con!, 15 Jan 2013
Jack Eason

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This review is from: The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer’s Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon (Kindle Edition)

As a student of history, I was seriously disappointed with the Lost City of Z for two reasons.

First of all, the book is supposed to be about Colonel Fawcett’s last abortive expedition into the Matto Grosso, not about a writer who believes his own life is more fascinating than the subject of his book! No one gives a damn about your personal reminiscences.

Anyone who takes four chapters before he begins telling the background to his subject’s story, seriously needs to take a step back. This isn’t about Fawcett’s last expedition, so much as his life up until he set off for the Matto Grosso for the final time and about Victorian explorers in general!!!

Secondly it is full of typo’s and spelling mistakes, showing how it was rushed through the publishing process.

Make up your mind Mr Grann, is this book about you, Victorian explorers and attitudes in general, or Colonel Fawcett’s last expedition?

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