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Described by friends and relatives as smart, literate, compassionate, and funny, did McCandless simply read too much Thoreau and Jack London and lose sight of the dangers of heading into the wilderness alone? Krakauer, whose own adventures have taken him to the perilous heights of Everest, provides some answers by exploring the pull the outdoors, seductive yet often dangerous, has had on his own life. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Good book. The first half is amazing the second half is kinda eh.
Short easy read that keeps you interested throughout. Read more
My teen son read this first. I just remembered hearing about the story many years ago and thinking that the young man was reckless. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Lilia E. Dietz
I've been anticipating reading this book for a couple of years.
I finally got it and was looking forward to a good story about survival (and death) in the Alaskan... Read more
My son had to read this for class, so I have not read it yet. He thought is was interesting.Published 5 days ago by D. Reynolds