Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

The true story of a young man who gave up everything to live off the land in Alaska, only to die a painful death by starvation.

Into the Wild was a quick, fast-paced read that left me both satisfied and wanting to know more. Christopher McCandless’s decision to go his own iconoclastic way towards a wanton death seems crazy to most of us, yet author Jon Krakauer paints such a full picture of his personality that there doesn’t seem to be anything more to say. (But I do think the movie was better!)

3 thoughts on “Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer”

  1. I thought the movie was awesome, the book really interesting but didn’t have quite the same impact. I think it was the stunning cinemetography and wide vistas that really made that film outstanding.

  2. this is definitely one of my favorite books. i really loved how the book opens with that really eerie note that the main character leaves at the bus. the movie was ok, but nothing matches kraukauer’s prose. he is a powerhouse in the creative non-fiction genre.

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