Friday, August 17, 2012

Into the Wild by John Krakauer

This is the very interesting and thought provoking story of a very complicated young man, Chris McCandless, who abandoned his well-off life to drift around the country, eventually walking alone into the wilderness of central Alaska where he later died. While I appreciate the great amount of research Krakauer put into this work, I was somewhat frustrated by the large amount of the text that was spent comparing McCandless' life with the similar stories of others. Though, the research into McCandless' philosophies was interesting, and it is easy to see how this whole story brings up a lot of questions and debates.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: CT 9971 .M38 K73 1997, 2nd Floor Humanities
Review submitted by Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended 

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