> You note you have all of Childress' works and they
> are among 'your favorites'. What should one assume
> from this statement? Have you since accepted these
> works are very poor academia, and highly
> discredited, or ... ? I am not trying to be uppity
> in any way, I am asking for clarification on your
> position. Thanks. :)
Thank you for the clarification, but I think you would know me a little better by now than to have to ask: "Have you since accepted these works are very poor academia, and highly discredited, or ... ?" which kind of casts doubt on the sincerity of the sentiment. I would have to assume you've never read any of Childress's books either as to not understand beyond the "lack thereof" of why his books are appealing. And to be clear I am specifically reffering to his Lost Cities Series and honestly do not know what other books he has published since so may be mistaken to say "all of his books".
Yes, I bought all of his Lost Cities Series books 25yrs ago and found them very entertaining which is why they are some of my favorites. What makes them such is that they are actually more so travel guides mostly revolving around his adventures in seeking these places out which was always very appealing to me, and like FoG, inspired me to travel around the world to see these places for myself. Childress had an interesting life filled with adventure and wonder and his books are entertaining tales of such which he intersperses both quasi academic, but more so esoteric, sources as the intellectual backdrop and muse for his adventures. It's not meant to be a source, or at times even taken seriously, but to make you ask questions and go find the answers yourself. Which I have been doing for the last 25yrs. I do not need to apologize for this and the fact I recognize Childress for what he is worth (to me anyways), despite the lack of credibility otherwise, just shows I am honest.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 21-Jul-16 02:16 by Thanos5150.