Extraordinary Reviews for The Lost City of the Monkey God
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Photo by Dave Yoder, National Geographic Magazine

"For anyone who dreams of lost times and places--and who doesn't?--this is the book. Revelatory, chilling, creepy, and alive with deadly snakes and insects bearing incurable disease, it's high adventure at its best, and all true."

-Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and The Devil in the White City


"A story that moves from thrilling to sobering, fascinating to downright scary--trademark Preston, in other words, and another winner."

-Kirkus, starred review


"What reader could resist a new book by Douglas Preston called THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD? Not this reader. Preston's book offers rewards for both the mystery fan and the nonfiction aficionado. THE LOST CITY is addictive--fast-paced and riveting, but it's also important. We mustn't repeat the cataclysmic mistakes of the past. Ironically--as THE LOST CITY illustrates--that's exactly what our short-sighted civilization is doing right now."

-James Patterson


"A tale of bravado, chicanery, and impossible dreams, arresting at every turn, no less so in its unexpected, pulse-racing coda."

-Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Witches: Salem, 1692, and Cleopatra: A Life


"Douglas Preston, at great risk to his own life, has produced a thrilling and powerful adventure story. Not only does he leave the reader fitfully turning the pages, he sheds an important light on what the Americas looked like before the arrival of Christopher Columbus and on the fragility of our own civilization."

-David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of Z


"Douglas Preston is one of the most adventurous figures in American letters today. Inured to personal danger, braving venomous snakes and lethal pathogens, he somehow gets it all--the science, the history, the intrigues, the obsessive characters, the electric moment of discovery, and the haunted cries of a once-powerful civilization. Preston's marvelous story is made all the more potent by the astonishing fact that, from beginning to end, it happens to be true."

-Hampton Sides, New York Times bestselling author of In the Kingdom of Ice


"A great true adventure, filled with danger, close calls, better-than-Hollywood characters, and a lost world that reaches through time and into everyone's future. One of the best nonfiction books I've read."

-Robert Kurson, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers and Pirate Hunters


"The Lost City of the Monkey God is a throwback to the golden age of adventure archaeology, the thrilling true story of a group of explorers penetrating one of the toughest jungles on earth in search of a lost city...and finding it. Preston is a terrific writer of both non-fiction books and bestselling novels, and makes you feel the dark heart of this lost Honduran wilderness."

-John Sandford, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Prey series of novels


"A gripping true-life adventure story… as captivating as any of [Preston's] more fanciful fictional thrillers."



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