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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.
Jon Krakauer did a fantastic job of bringing the story of Chris McCandless to life.
We want our "happy ending." But, because his life ends tragically, it gives us so much to think about and I am sure that would make McCandless very happy!
At numerous times of the book I thought the author just didn't have enough to write about and the material presented just seemed like fillers.
It is obvious reading this book that Jon Krakauer spent a great deal of time and effort researching this book. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Martin Q.
This book changed my life. Better put it helped me to define it, and in so doing I realized I am one hell of an interesting person.Published 1 day ago by Ruthie Rochford
As of 05.03.2015, there are 2,249 reviews of "Into The Wild", with 489, or 22%, being negative, leaving 1,760 as positive. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Fine2opine
Great book! Very funny. Outdoors people can really connect to the book because of the experiences he has in the book.Published 5 days ago by JJ
One of my most favorite authors. The trader feels a part of the events being recreated.Published 6 days ago by jann battersby