Meet Me in Atlantis: Across Three Continents in Search of the Legendary Sunken City
by Mark Adams
A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Far from alien conspiracy theories and other pop culture myths, everything we know about the legendary lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Stranger still: Adams learned there is an entire global sub-culture of amateur explorers who are still actively and obsessively searching for this sunken city, based entirely on Plato’s detailed clues. What Adams didn’t realize was that Atlantis is kind of like a virus—and he’d been exposed.
In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles tracking down these Atlantis obsessives, trying to determine why they believe it’s possible to find the world’s most famous lost city—and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. The result is a classic quest that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.
Atlantis is one of those great myths in time that seem to draw people in and leave them hunting for more. Mark Adams was curious about Atlantis and caught the bug to know more. But the story of Atlantis is told solely by Plato which means this could be about a real city or a philosophical view of people. Mark looks into different stories that people have come up with to explain Atlantis. You will range from those based off of Plato’s story to some that are way out there.
I loved this story. Of course there is not going to be an ending but it was a great read to follow along with Mark as he discovered a lot more about Atlantis than I even knew about. And in the end the question is if we are seeking a real ruined city or if we are trying to find that perfect civilization that ends in ruin.
If you like the story of Atlantis and want more information I recommend checking out this book. It definitely opened my eyes to those that chase the Atlantis myth.
I received Meet me in Atlantis from the publisher free of charge. This does not influence my opinion of this book.