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Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild
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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... show more
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 wallet, and invented a new life for himself..."Terrifying...Eloquent...A heart-rending drama wandering of human yearning."--The New York Times"A narrative of arresting force. Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give a look. It's gripping stuff."--The Washington PostFrom the Audiobook Download edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330351690 (0330351699)
ASIN: B005AV93JI
Publisher: Pan Books
Pages no: 205
Edition language: English
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The Bent Bookworm
The Bent Bookworm rated it
5.0 Into the Wild
~*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 ...
the reading chronicles
the reading chronicles rated it
3.0 Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild
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...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.0 Into the Wild
"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...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it
3.0 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
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...
JLee22
JLee22 rated it
4.0 Perspective?
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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