When I first picked Jungleland up I was a wee bit wary. Was it going to be another Lost in Shangri-La? Tentatively I began reading. Pretty soon it had become a page turner. Christopher Stewart alternates between his present-day jungle adventure and that of Theodore Morde’s during the 1930s. Through the perils of the Honduras jungle both men went in search of lost cities. Morde made his discovery only to die a semi-mysterious death never having given the exact location of his lost city. Now Stewart sets out to retrace that trip and to find Morde’s city which, hopefully, is the legendary “White City“.
If you tend to despise those documentaries that set off on expeditions to locate long-lost somethings and never find it I do not recommend this book. BUT if you are looking for an adventure read by all means go for it. You won’t be disappointed.
As for the appropriateness of content; there is some gore – pretty graphic stuff – relating to the commonplace deaths which take place in Honduras. And there is a certain foul word that comes up more than once in the course of the tale. With that in mind I give this book a three out of five star rating. If it hadn’t been for the profanity the rating wouldn’t be so poor since it was a really entertaining read.
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