[[ read online Textbooks ]] The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and ObsessionAuthor Susan Orlean – Freepe.co

The Orchid Thief In Susan Orlean S Mesmerizing True Story Of Beauty And Obsession Is John Laroche, A Renegade Plant Dealer And Sharply Handsome Guy, In Spite Of The Fact That He Is Missing His Front Teeth And Has The Posture Of Al Dente Spaghetti In , Laroche And Three Seminole Indians Were Arrested With Rare Orchids They Had Stolen From A Wild Swamp In South Florida That Is Filled With Some Of The World S Most Extraordinary Plants And Trees Laroche Had Planned To Clone The Orchids And Then Sell Them For A Small Fortune To Impassioned Collectors After He Was Caught In The Act, Laroche Set Off One Of The Oddest Legal Controversies In Recent Memory, Which Brought Together Environmentalists, Native American Activists, And Devoted Orchid Collectors The Result Is A Tale That Is Strange, Compelling, And Hilarious New Yorker Writer Susan Orlean Followed Laroche Through Swamps And Into The Eccentric World Of Florida S Orchid Collectors, A Subculture Of Aristocrats, Fanatics, And Smugglers Whose Obsession With Plants Is All Consuming Along The Way, Orlean Learned The History Of Orchid Collecting, Discovered An Odd Pattern Of Plant Crimes In Florida, And Spent Time With Laroche S Partners, A Tribe Of Seminole Indians Who Are Still At War With The United States There Is Something Fascinating Or Funny Or Truly Bizarre On Every Page Of The Orchid Thief The Story Of How The Head Of A Famous Seminole Chief Came To Be Displayed In The Front Window Of A Local Pharmacy Or How Iguanas Were Smuggled Into Florida Or The Case Of The Only Known Extraterrestrial Plant Crime Ultimately, However, Susan Orlean S Book Is About Passion Itself, And The Amazing Lengths To Which People Will Go To Gratify It That Passion Is Captured With Singular Vision In The Orchid Thief, A Once In A Lifetime Story By A Truly Original Journalist


8 thoughts on “The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

  1. says:

    If you find this review helpful please click the little yes box below.I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Orchid Thief Despite the fact that nothing much happens throughout the entire book The author is such a skilled writer that she easily maintains the readers interest and passes along a lot of interesting information in the process Her writing style is so smooth that it s an inherently easy book to read I m not convinced that it reads like a novel which another reviewer suggests but nor is it anything like a textbook Rather, it s an absorbing and entertaining review of one dimension of the writer s life during a period that she was investigating the Orchid trade It s an illuminating narrative into an industry that is populated with some fascinating individuals and the author paints wonderful visual pictures of those individuals As an aside, it also provides some fascinating insight into the history of Florida, and especially the relationship between the US government and the Native Americans that live there.


  2. says:

    Some interesting facts about orchids but little I wasn t carried by the tale Must confess I carried on for than half but couldn t get myself to finish it


  3. says:

    brill purchase


  4. says:

    Read this book years ago, loved it so I bought it again


  5. says:

    As an Orchid fanatic myself i found the book entertaining but i was not impressed with the end as i thought Laroche was treated unfairly..


  6. says:

    Excellent The film Adaption with Nicolas Cage was based upon it Weird, man.


  7. says:

    Great present


  8. says:

    Another great find for my studies. is simply brill