I’ve moved to wordpress just today. I needed a bit more substance to my blog since I’m finding it such a guilty pleasure during the summer months. When I’m off from work, I read a lot and to write about what I’m reading is the next best thing to picking up another book.
The Lost City of Z is quite good. A semi-famous explorer tried to find this lost Amazon civilization and just plain disappeared. Many groups attempted to find him ala “Dr. Livingstone, I presume,” but they all disappeared as well. The author mounts his own search, of course.
The narrative bounces from the original explorer to our present-day author’s journey. It’s compelling in a slowly-unfolding way. And it doesn’t bounce back and forth too quickly either. The pace truly fits my tonic and lime, on-the-patio, feet in the sunshine reading posture.