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Into the Wild (book)

220 Ratings: 3.0
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
29 reviews about Into the Wild (book)
review by . September 11, 2007
I read the description of this book and thought "ok, some guy goes camping and dies in the woods, big deal. maybe I will read it anyway" I am glad I did.    There seems to be a lot of people that do not like Chris McCandless. There were many comments about how he was not smart enough to be in the woods by himself, how he was not prepared, he didn't take this trip seriously enough, etc. I was one of them. In the first few pages of the book I was saying to myself, "Of course this …
review by . January 13, 2007
I read Krakauers "Into Thin Air" some years ago and was really impressed with his writing--especially his ability to make me feel like I was gasping for air when he was writing about being in high up on Everest where the air is thin. It was one the first nonfiction books I'd ever read that was as compelling and entertaining as a good novel.    I recently finished "Into the Wild" and came away impressed again by Krakauer's writing. I consider myself to have a pretty substantial …
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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