I am not sure what to make of this book . it was really two separate stories. the first in the jungle was too unbelievable but the writing was very descriptive and amazing. but the story was really creepy to the point that it was revolting at times. the second story with the orphans was way over the top. it would be legally impossible for this to happen . i liked the way it was written with the footnotes. but all in all i can't say I enjoyed this book or was entertained. i think the arrogance of one culture destroying another for greed was a good premise but this went way off the rails. the whole thing kind of made my skin crawl on too many levels.