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The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Feb 03, 2010

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I'm having a hard time giving this book three stars. I'd rather give it 2.5. And, if I hadn't just finished "The Lost City of Z," it would probably only get 2.

It was kind of fun to get back into the Amazonian jungle and I did enjoy reading my first Conan Doyle book. I feel sure that I will come back to him and read some Sherlock Holmes. His style is different from what I am used to and I enjoyed it a lot.

But, this whole story Lost World, was a disappointment. Maybe if I had read it when less was known scientifically, I could have escaped into the world of fantasy that Doyle creates.

I wouldn't read it again and I probably wouldn't recommend it. Maybe young boys would like it because they might not fight the inconsistencies with current knowledge like I did. Even though I haven't read any Sherlock Holmes yet, I'm giving the advice that if you are going to read Arthur Conan Doyle, stick with his mysteries!!
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Reading Progress

February 3, 2010 – Started Reading
February 3, 2010 – Shelved
February 5, 2010 –
page 144
52.94% "It's good to be in the jungle again."
February 7, 2010 – Finished Reading

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