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Into the Wild (book)

203 Ratings: 2.9
A book by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild (1996) by Jon Krakauer is a bestselling non-fiction book about the adventures of Christopher McCandless. It is an expansion of Krakauer's 9,000-word article, "Death of an Innocent", which appeared in the January 1993 issue … see full wiki

Author: Jon Krakauer
Genre: Travel, Social Science, Nature, Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Anchor Books
Date Published: August 07, 2007
27 reviews about Into the Wild (book)
review by . August 15, 2001
This is a fascinating tale of an ill fated young man, and how his thirst for adventure and a different life in the wilderness led to his untimely demise. It is a scholarly piece, well researched with gentle sensitivity, and all in all paints an evokative picture of Chris McCandless and his days travelling the vast north American continent.Of equal interest are the other tales of equally ill fated young men who have chosen similar lives, and the author's own hair-raising adventures, which put an …
review by . August 28, 2000
Pros: A clear but jaded look     Cons: none     Jon Krakauer, noted author of Into Thin Air and Eiger Dreams, as well as contributing editor to Outside magazine, investigates the life and ultimate death of Christopher McCandless. McCandless, a 24 year old college graduate from a comfortable family, turned his back on society and entered his dream, transversing the wilds of Alaska, alone. McCandless hopped from the passenger seat of a jeep owned by Jim Gallien …
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