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Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon Paperback – June 9, 2015
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Simply breathtaking. Yossi’s story of survival haunted me for weeks.” Bryce Courtenay, author of The Power of One
Told simply and yet with a novelist’s eye for structure and drama, the story unfolds like a nightmare movie.” Sun Herald
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I have a personal interest in Yossy's story since I have also planned to go through the Madidi jungle. I enlisted two friends who chickened out at the last minute. My inspiration was the "Mines of King Solomon”. But recently there was a book and a movie about a related theme which is about Percy Fawcett and his search of the city of Z. Percy crossed parts of Bolivia about 6 times 100 years ago. He disappeared in Brazil to never be found again, just like Yossy's friend Marcus.
The difference between Percy and Yossi is that while both got enamored of the jungle, Percy only criticised the people who hired him and paid him with gold. Yossi, on the other hand, came back to Bolivia and tried to do something beneficial for the people he encountered.
The book leaves one end open and that is the disappearance of his friend Marcus as well as the mystery of his guide Karl, whose story and background remains something that in time should be known since he lived in Bolivia for over 10 years.
I saw the movie and it reflects the book, but it should have been done in Bolivia. It misses natural scenarios like the so called valley of the moon.
Anyway, “Jungle" is worth reading and there is something to learn.
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Thank you, Kevin for never giving up hope on your dear friend!