The Orchid Thief

15th Sep 2015

The Orchid Thief is a non fiction book by Susan Orlean.

We start off being introduced to John Laroche and his adventures in the orchid world. But the book expands to cover some history of orchids and orchid hunters, people within the Florida orchid community and also just Florida in general.

I really enjoyed it, it is a cross between Bill Brysons later works and Jared Diamond. It is more than just this too, it gets you thinking about what you are doing with your life by showing you the passionate and obsessive lives of orchid lovers.