Into the Wild
alternate cover edition - ISBN 13: 9780330351690What would possess a gifted young man recently graduated from college to literally walk away from his life? Noted outdoor writer and mountaineer Jon Krakauer tackles that question in his reporting on Chris McCandless, whose emaciated body was found... show more
alternate cover edition - ISBN 13: 9780330351690What would possess a gifted young man recently graduated from college to literally walk away from his life? Noted outdoor writer and mountaineer Jon Krakauer tackles that question in his reporting on Chris McCandless, whose emaciated body was found in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992. Described by friends a
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
~*Full review on The Bent Bookworm!*~“He read a lot. Used a lot of big words. I think maybe part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking. Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often…he always had to know the ...
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his walle...
"It is hardly unusual for a young man to be drawn to a pursuit considered reckless by his elders; engaging in risky behavior is a rite of passage in our culture no less than in most others. Danger has always held a certain allure. That, in large part, is why so many teenagers drive too fast and drin...
This is one of these rare cases where I watched the movie before reading the book. And because of that I did not enjoy the book that much. The story of McCandless is so interesting and I can easily understand why he chose this lifestyle. I just don't understand why he was so reckless. Anyway, the mo...
At the time of writing this, I had noticed that the last few books I'd read had really hooked me in and had me mainlining them into the early hours of the morning which may be why they all ended up getting those 4 stars from me. Eh, whatevs. So I'm going to speak ill of the dead and say McCandless...
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