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The Adventurer's Son by Roman Dial
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it was amazing
bookshelves: kindle-drc, narrative-nonfiction, travel-narratives, best-of-2020

I worried the entire book would be about the search for Dial's missing son but turned out the first half was about his own life and that of his son who were both extreme adventurists (I love that kind of stuff), and the second half involved the excruciating and heartwrenching search for his missing son in the jungles of Costa Rica. Along the way, Dial includes personal details about their relationship and a bit of personal reflection about how his love of adventure has affected his family.

This was engrossing and it's perfect for anyone who enjoys a good true story about adventure and for fans of Into the Wild . I would also recommend this for readers who read the follow-up to "Into the Wild" by Chris McCandless' sister, The Wild Truth: A Memoir, and possibly readers of Back from Tuichi , Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail , and The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

Thanks to the publisher for the advance reading copy.
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Reading Progress

September 27, 2019 – Shelved
September 27, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
September 27, 2019 – Shelved as: kindle-drc
September 27, 2019 – Shelved as: narrative-nonfiction
September 27, 2019 – Shelved as: travel-narratives
January 29, 2020 – Started Reading
February 15, 2020 – Finished Reading
January 9, 2023 – Shelved as: best-of-2020

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