Jungle of Stone

Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya

Reviewed by Frank F. 

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What do you think about this book?

The book is great. Maybe more than great, it's fantastic. 


Because it's very detailed, it tells you about many things other than the ruins. It tells you about the lifestyle of the native people, the way the explorers were treated by the natives, and things that were going on in life at that time. 

Is it suspenseful, dramatic?

It is suspenseful, and dramatic because the explorers got into very tight situations where their lives were endangered and they were trying to escape or hiding from people that wanted to kill them. Because there were revolutions and disturbances by either natives, robbers, political upheavals. They were in the thick of it. 

Who would be interested in reading about this type of story?

People that like reading history. And actually, anyone would enjoy it because it's very readable. It's not hard to read and it explains the story in everyday language. It's like an adventure and that's why it's excellent.