As I recently learned that the movie, The Lost City of Z, is being released in theaters this coming Friday, I decided to purchase the book upon which the movie is based. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon is, without question, one of those, "I have to at least finish this chapter before stopping" kinda book. Once started, I truly did not want to put it down. The book combines a number of things that fascinate me: Victorian England, history, exploration, mystery, archeology, adventure and treasure. Think of this story as a real life Indiana Jones tale. The story centers around the efforts of British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett to locate a mysterious lost city in the Amazon jungle.
He was the last of the great Victorian explorers who ventured into uncharted realms with little more than a machete, a compass, and an almost divine sense of purpose.I'm loving the book and, based on early reviews, I'm sure I'll love the film as well.