Historical · Non-fiction

The Lost City of Z

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

Author: David Grann

Page Count: 352

Series: N/A

Publishing Date/Publisher: 2009/Doubleday

Format: eBook

Review: I will read anything and everything written by David Grann. He has such an amazing writing style, so it’s very easy to get caught up in his work. In the Lost City of Z, he talks about Percy Fawcet and his multiple trips into the Amazon and then goes and tries to recreate the route he was taking when he disappeared. The book alternates between both tales: the past and the present, meaning you aren’t stuck too long on one specific part of the story.

I quickly got swept up in the exploration of the Amazon and the charting of the unknown, and it’s easy to see why Grann frequently writes about people obsessed: he can get into that mindset himself and tell their stories in ways that make the reader feel it too. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever suffered from wanderlust and loves to explore.

Reader: Kymberly



Historical · Non-fiction

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by [Grann, David]

Title: Killers on the Flower Moon

Author: David Grann

Page Count: N/A

Series: N/A

Publishing Date/Publisher: April 2017, Doubleday

Format: eReader

Review: I loved this book, I kept recommending it to everyone. David Grann has a very unique way of writing, and it flows so well. The history itself is compelling and tragic at the same time, and Grann does a great job at highlighting the injustice Native Americans faced at the hands of both the government and the general public.

Grann detailed the history of the Osages and how they came to be the richest people in the world, as well as the history of the FBI, excellently. It was very interesting to read about how the FBI started investigating murders- something we associate with them so much today thanks to TV shows like Bones.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in Native American history or their treatment in the early parts of the 1900s.

Reader: Kymberly