Wishful Wednesday (44)

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Masih dalam rangka Hari Buku Sedunia, disempat-sempatkan lah posting lagi hari ini. Kali ini ada buku yang mau saya baca sebelum muncul filmnya tahun depan. Sebenarnya alasannya cuma itu, karena harus berencana menonton filmnya *ehem*, jadi agar lebih lengkap memang harus baca bukunya dulu.

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A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon.

After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century”: What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett & his quest for the Lost City of Z?

In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humans. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions inspired Conan Doyle’sThe Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions round the globe, Fawcett embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilisation–which he dubbed Z–existed. Then his expedition vanished. Fawcett’s fate, & the tantalizing clues he left behind about Z, became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness. For decades scientists & adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett’s party & the lost City of Z. Countless have perished, been captured by tribes or gone mad. As Grann delved ever deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcett’s quest, & the greater mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the generations who preceded him, being irresistibly drawn into the jungle’s green hell. His quest for the truth & discoveries about Fawcett’s fate & Z form the heart of this complexly enthralling narrative. (source)

Sepertinya menarik untuk menjelajah hutan Amazon, dan saya juga penasaran dengan petualangan Fawcett serta tujuannya. Meski sebenarnya saya belum terlalu yakin dengan buku ini, rating rata-rata buku ini di goodreads lumayan bagus. Jadi, tak ada salahnya dibaca (kalau dapat bukunya). Mungkin memang ada ‘harta karun’ yang saya temukan di Amazon bersama Mr. Grann ini.

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  • Buat posting mengenai buku-buku (boleh lebih dari 1) atau segala hal yang berhubungan dengan kebutuhan bookish kalian, yang jadi inceran kalian minggu ini, mulai dari yang bakal segera dibeli, sampai yang paling mustahil dan hanya sebatas mimpi. Oya, sertakan juga alasan kenapa buku/benda itu masuk dalam wishlist kalian ya!
  • Tinggalkan link postingan Wishful Wednesday kalian di Mr. Linky (klik saja tombol Mr. Linky di bagian bawah post). Kalau mau, silakan tambahkan button Wishful Wednesday di posting kalian.
  • Mari saling berkunjung ke sesama blogger yang sudah ikut share wishlistnya di hari Rabu =)

*UPDATE : Ternyata cast untuk filmnya berubah, jadi peringkat buku ini agak turun dari prioritas wishlist, hehe. (Tapi ga nolak kalau ada yang mau ngasih)

4 responses to “Wishful Wednesday (44)

  1. wah seru nih zee kayaknya… filmnya yang main siapa ya?

  2. tezarariyulianto

    aku juga lbh suka baca dulu, baru nonton filmnya

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