Friday, February 5, 2010

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer
1996, Anchor Books, New York

True story of a young American man who gave up his possessions and money to hitch-hike to Alaska to spend time alone in the wilderness. His decomposed remains were found in an abandoned bus four months later.

I had seen the movie based on McCandless' life a little while ago, so it was interesting to read the book. It's a heart-breaking story - some may call McCandless naive and selfish, but that shouldn't take away from the tragedy. Nor should it deny the legitimacy of the beauty that he discovered.

Link to journal at bookcrossing

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