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➞ [Epub] ❥ Orchid Thief By Susan Orlean ➨ – 15th-century.co Susan Orlean first met John Laroche when visiting Florida to write for the New Yorker about his arrest for stealing rare ghost orchids from a nature reserve Fascinated both by Laroche and the world shSusan Orlean first met John Laroche when visiting Florida to write for the New Yorker about his arrest for stealing rare ghost orchids from a nature reserve Fascinated both by Laroche and the world she uncovered of orchid collectors and growers she stayed.

On to write this magical exploration of obsession and the strange world both of the orchid obsessives and of Florida that haunting and weird 'debatable land' of swamps and condos retirement communities and real estate scams The world of the orchid hunters.

orchid pdf thief free Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBOn to write this magical exploration of obsession and the strange world both of the orchid obsessives and of Florida that haunting and weird 'debatable land' of swamps and condos retirement communities and real estate scams The world of the orchid hunters.

10 thoughts on “Orchid Thief

  1. Otto Norbert Otto Norbert says:

    MOBI Susan Orlean Ø MOBI Orchid Thief MOBI Ë Ø 15th century.co orchid pdf, thief free, Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBThe book isn't exactly gripping The author meets figures in the Florida Ochid Scene all of them leave me cold I couldn't shake the feeling that parts of the book are fiction but even then it wasn't very interesting fiction Didn't touch me than let's say a longer magazin article about the subject would have


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    MOBI Susan Orlean Ø MOBI Orchid Thief MOBI Ë Ø 15th century.co orchid pdf, thief free, Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBAfter the first couple of pages I was definately into this book I didn't know that there are no black orchids and that it will take seven years before an orchid will flower This is the most interesting nonfiction I've read so far this yearThere is a black cloud however The author inserts herself into the narrative as almost a counter to John L


  3. Melissa Hardie Melissa Hardie says:

    MOBI Susan Orlean Ø MOBI Orchid Thief MOBI Ë Ø 15th century.co orchid pdf, thief free, Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBThe Orchid Thief by Susan Orleans discusses the case of John Laroche a Florida man who was obsessed with orchids Laroche took protected orchids out of the Fakahatchee Strand an area of swamp in Florida Orleans got to know Laroche and other orchid obsessives and it's an interesting account of their world Various shonky companies were responsible for the Florida land booms and busts which were the prelude to the govt's acuisition of the land of the Fakahatchee Strand Plots of land were neatly subdivided but never inhabited and perhaps the most compelling description for me was of the curious occurence of desolate suburban streets complete with street signs that cut through the wild landscape a town with neither inhabitants nor homes but streets maintained by an anonymous individual dubbed the ghost graderThere was just a little too much detailed description of the amazing Florida landscape for my liking and of Orleans' personal distate when confronted with swamp; you feel li


  4. D. D. says:

    MOBI Susan Orlean Ø MOBI Orchid Thief MOBI Ë Ø 15th century.co orchid pdf, thief free, Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBFirst a few caveats it's always best to be up front about ones biases and assumptions 1 I haven't read Ms Orlean's 'New Yorker' article so I have no basis of comparison between it and this book 2 I have never lived in South Florida and have only visited Miami Beach twice so my ability to say what is true about Florida's history and culture is somewhat limited and I won't even bother to attempt to verify any of Ms Orlean's assertions Fact or slightly modified fact I don't knowThat being said this book is a very enjoyable engaging read No it does not have a particularly suspenseful or intriguing STORYline especially if what you're looking for is an amazing but true mystery with high drama and a surprise ending The author says from the beginning that she can only deal in the facts of the case if she wants to keep this a non fiction book she's limited by real events What she does very successfully however is reveal the fascinating world of obsession and collecting


  5. Paul D. Ferguson Paul D. Ferguson says:

    MOBI Susan Orlean Ø MOBI Orchid Thief MOBI Ë Ø 15th century.co orchid pdf, thief free, Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBI don't know an orchid from a dandelion but something about this book's description intrigued me The pursuit of beauty takes many forms and orchids appear to be a particularly virulent strain of this passion which for some apparently borders on madnessThe author draws readers into the intertwined worlds of orchid business and orchid obsession in South Florida where history and heat inject their own craziness into the mix It is a fascinating glimpse into the human condition; I will never pass another flower store advertising orchids without pausing to think about this bookIn fact I enjoyed it so much I immediately went out and bought Eric Hansen's Orchid Fever perhaps the beginning of my own orchid obsession


  6. second-hand-songbird second-hand-songbird says:

    MOBI Susan Orlean Ø MOBI Orchid Thief MOBI Ë Ø 15th century.co orchid pdf, thief free, Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBHad to study this for a university writing course but actually really fell in love with Orlean's style of writing She comes across as humble but curious; knowing she is a small part of something big that truly became worth obsessing over This book is an impressively true tale of wacky incidences and the most bizarre trial there may ever have been Full of laughter but poignant points of reflection and conviction Thoroughly recommend


  7. Roger Roger says:

    MOBI Susan Orlean Ø MOBI Orchid Thief MOBI Ë Ø 15th century.co orchid pdf, thief free, Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBIf you find this review helpful please click the little yes box belowI 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 relat


  8. Jay Jay says:

    MOBI Susan Orlean Ø MOBI Orchid Thief MOBI Ë Ø 15th century.co orchid pdf, thief free, Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBI am not someone who regularly reads non fiction but I enjoyed this book The description is vivid and takes us on a journey I found the ending very unsatisfying but I guess that's real life as opposed to fiction A neat little book


  9. Raffa Raffa says:

    MOBI Susan Orlean Ø MOBI Orchid Thief MOBI Ë Ø 15th century.co orchid pdf, thief free, Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBSome 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


  10. karin karin says:

    MOBI Susan Orlean Ø MOBI Orchid Thief MOBI Ë Ø 15th century.co orchid pdf, thief free, Orchid Thief PDF/EPUBYou do not have to love orchids to enjoy this book INTERESTING Loved it


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