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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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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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kygrimes3, March 1, 2011 (view all comments by kygrimes3)
My first impressions of the book was that it could have a good story line that might be able to hook and keep my interest throughout the book. Since i am not a big book reader i was happy to see that Krakaur made the book an 'easy read' in the fact that there weren't too many WPP so i never got the feeling that i was reading the same page forever. Its about a man named Chris McCandles who comes from a wealthy family and one day decides to give all his possessions and money away to different charitys to travel the US's westcoast to eventually end up 'going into the wild' in the Alaskan wilderness. John wrote the book with a circle plot so the death of Chris came first then it rewinded time from the beginning while also have a side plot of John's own experiences climbing mountains, climbing, etc.. The main thing i didnt like was that there wasnt much time spent on what things he did in the different states he visited before going to Alaska. I feel like there could have been some stories within those states that could have made Chris's mindset a little more clear of why he wanted to live in the wild. Although there were some slight flaws i would recommend this book to people who like going outdoors or even thinking of doing the same thing; it would bring some dangers of the wilderness to sight and show that its no walk in the park.
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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:
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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
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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