CRITICAL – This new rigorous investigation is another immense success in the already well-stocked track record of the American journalist.
We know it, the American journalist David Grann, star of New Yorker finds the subjects of his articles, which sometimes become books, at random: “A tip ped on by a friend, a reference buried in a news item.» This prince of “narrative non-fiction” (literary journalism) asks himself “why some individuals devote themselves to good, and others to evil“. Those who interest him obviously fall into the latter category.
Little thugs, big thugs, ic killers populated The Devil and Sherlock Holmesthe anthology of his articles from New Yorker. David Grann is also fascinated by men in distress and survivors. Like Colonel Percy Fawcett of The Lost City of Z, swallowed up by the Amazon jungle at the beginning of the 20th centurye century or, in 2008, the Henry Worsley of The White Darknesswho wanted to connect one end of Antarctica to the other on foot, where Ernest Shackleton had faileda century earlier,
and lost his legendary boat, Endurance.