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Admitting an interest that borders on obsession, Krakauer searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled 24-year-old Chris McCandless to leave civilization behind and head into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Four months later, McCandless's emaciated corpse was found at his campsite by a hunter. Mesmerizing and heartbreaking, Krakauer's powerful and luminous storytelling blaze through every page. Map.

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Gold Gato, December 25, 2013 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
Books in my possession have to prepare themselves for a long reading experience, as I don't like to rush the words on the page. I figure it took some brave author a long time to write those words, so I will respect the effort and enjoy the read.

Not this book...it went through the can't-put-it-down speedway and was completed in a couple of days. Jon Krakauer sure knows how to draw the reader into the subject matter, be it storms, fires, angry mountains, or lost boys. The journey of Chris McCandless was absorbing, if only because it went against the basic American mantra of make money-then make excuses lifestyle to which most young men aspire. Krakauer could make a phone book wistful for adventure, and it's his devotion to his subject which won me over very quickly.

For some reason, this book makes people angry. While reading it on an airline, it inspired a pro/con dialogue from my row, as they argued for/against the protagonist. Whatever. Enjoy the read and the young man who realized there are no guarantees in life.

Book Season = Winter (food supply dwindling)
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Tiffanie Ritter, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by Tiffanie Ritter)
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer after reading it, it's now my favorite book. Jon does a great job on telling Chris McCandless's life and what he went through to make him choose the lifestyle he did. Not only is it a great book but also one of the best movies I've seen. Jon brings out the man Chris was and what he believed in life. Reading Into The Wild made me think of my perspective of life and how amazing Jon wrote his book.
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Tomabob, August 31, 2012 (view all comments by Tomabob)
Krakauer manages to write a wonderfully researched book on the adventure that one young man takes into the wilderness of Alaska. He supplements the story with other people's stories to better illustrate McCandless' thoughts and actions. It was hard for me to put this book down. I knew what happened, yet Krakauer revealed things at an appropriate pace so that you did not get bored as the book went on.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385486804
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Alaska
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Camping
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Hitchhiking
Subject:
West
Subject:
Wayfaring life
Subject:
West (U.S.) Biography.
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
biography;non-fiction;alaska;adventure;survival;travel;wilderness;nature;outdoors;memoir;death;hitchhiking;fiction;journalism;tragedy;solitude;movie;true story;american;america;jon krakauer;starvation;usa;exploration;history;youth;mystery;psychology;comin
Subject:
biography;non-fiction;alaska;adventure;survival;travel;wilderness;nature;outdoors;memoir;death;hitchhiking;fiction;journalism;tragedy;solitude;true story;american;movie;america;jon krakauer;starvation;usa;exploration;history;youth;mystery;psychology;comin
Subject:
biography;non-fiction;alaska;adventure;survival;travel;wilderness;nature;outdoors;memoir;death;hitchhiking;fiction;journalism;tragedy;solitude;true story;american;movie;america;jon krakauer;starvation;usa;exploration;history;youth;mystery;psychology;comin
Subject:
biography;non-fiction;alaska;adventure;survival;travel;wilderness;nature;outdoors;memoir;death;hitchhiking;fiction;journalism;tragedy;solitude;true story;american;movie;america;jon krakauer;starvation;usa;exploration;history;youth;mystery;psychology;comin
Subject:
biography;non-fiction;alaska;adventure;survival;travel;wilderness;nature;outdoors;memoir;death;hitchhiking;fiction;journalism;tragedy;solitude;true story;movie;american;america;jon krakauer;starvation;usa;exploration;history;youth;mystery;psychology;comin
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
303
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAPS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.4 lb

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