Into the wild

by Jon Krakauer | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 033045367x Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmeganhwing of Preston, Victoria Australia on 9/29/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmeganhwing from Preston, Victoria Australia on Thursday, September 29, 2011
Purchased this copy from an Op Shop on our recent road trip. Here is what I thought of it when I read it seven years ago.-

I started this book Saturday afternoon and finished it by evening on Sunday. It was impossible to put down for long, Krakauer wrote this book in a manner which was very readable and it was interesting to have his own similar background interposed in the story. I felt sad for Chris McCandless's parents - they did not deserve their son's rejection and the grief his death caused them, but Chris had different ideals than them and was determined to fulfill them. He was incredibly influenced by a number of writers - Jack London (perhaps we should all read The Call of the Wild to see how he was so affected), and Tolstoy and Thoreau in particular.
His trek to the Alaskan frontier and Krakauer's stories of others who had headed there similarly, reminded me a little of Darwin in the Northern Territory in Australia which is a frontier town populated by many who don't want to fit into conventional society.
An excellent book.

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