The jungle

amazonOK I got nothing for St. Patrick's Day -- other than a hearty recommendation that anyone near Key West stop by Finnegan's Wake tonight on the good chance that a very good band, Skraeling, will be playing their usual St. Patrick's Day gig there. What I do have is a link to my review in Sunday's Miami Herald of The Lost City of Z by David Grann. It's a great tale about the last of the great Victorian explorers, Percy Fawcett, who disappeared into the Amazon rainforest in 1925 looking for, essentially, El Dorado. Grann retraces his steps both on the ground and in the archives and does an excellent job telling the tale.