The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”—Los Angeles Times “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . …
The Orchid Thief is a little odd, in that it covers so much: tracing not simply Laroche’s theft of the wild ghost orchid, but the history of orchid collecting (with a call-back to Paxton who played a …
Author: Susan Orlean
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Dec 26, 2002 · Directed by Spike Jonze. With Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton. A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt ‘The Orchid Thief’ by Susan Orlean for the screen.
The Orchid Thief provides further, compelling evidence that truth is stranger than fiction. In this case, it makes most entertaining reading. Michael Pollan. Susan Orlean writes like a dream. The Orchid Thief is a horticultural page-turner, quite possibly the first of its kind.
About The Orchid Thief. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession.
The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean is a story about the world of orchid growing and collecting, its history and the people who are involved in this form of collecting.
The Orchid Thief is being compared to the spirit of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. But while the author of that monster-selling tome took a backseat to his cast of southern eccentrics and the area’s unique sociology, Orlean offers a more compartmentalized book readable in segments.
The Orchid Thief Homework Help Questions. What is one of the themes of The Orchid Thief? Money is a major theme in The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean.
The orchid thief. [Susan Orlean] — The author follows the story-line of John Laroche, an orchid thief, through the swamps of south Florida. His plans for cloning rare orchids and selling them to collectors have brought him to the