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'Meet Me in Atlantis' by Mark Adams: EW review

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Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Mark Adams
publisher:
Dutton
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it an A-

During his long quest to find the mythical underwater city, Adams actually interviewed someone known as “the world’s most respected Atlantologist.” (Seriously.) But to find a legendary city that may never have existed, those kinds of encounters need to happen—and indeed they keep Adams’ book above water, zipping between far-flung parts of the world while discussing esoteric ideas. Despite the academic bent (get ready for ancient Greek philosophy and modern archaeological debates), Adams maintains a journalistic skepticism and a buoyant sense of humor, making Atlantis a gripping journey even if (spoiler alert!) he never reaches the drowned metropolis. A–