Monday, June 22, 2009

don't go there

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
Genre: non-fiction, history
Review: Some books that describe a particular place in vivid detail make you really want to visit that place. This is not one of those books. The lush descriptions of the deadly flora and fauna of the rainforest made me perfectly happy to enjoy it all from a distance. But the same descriptions make Roosevelt and his fellow explorers very real, and gave me a good appreciation for the dangers they faced and the risks they took.

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