I posted a new review over on GoodReads:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Exciting and fascinating book. Zuckoff does a brilliant job interviewing survivors and witnesses, really giving you a “you are there” feeling despite the incident happening over 60 years ago. The crash and subsequent (spoiler!) rescue are enthralling, but much of what makes this book shine is the look at the isolated New Zealand tribes that the survivors interacted with. Watching the survivor and members of a pre-technological society who had never seen outsiders interact and try to understand each other is perhaps the most interesting part of the book. An excellent read for both the adventure and anthropological aspects.