Into the Wild (Paperback)Jon Krakauer (author)
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Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.
A 2007 film adaptation of Into the Wild was directed by Sean Penn and starred Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 166 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 14 mm
Edition: Media tie-in
A narrative of arresting force. Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give a look. It's gripping stuff. * Washington Post *
It may be nonfiction, but Into the Wild is a mystery of the highest order. * Entertainment Weekly *
An astonishingly gifted writer: his account of 'Alex Supertramp' is powerfully dramatic, eliciting sympathy for both the idealistic, anti-consumerist boy - and his parents. * Guardian *
A compelling tale of tragic idealism. * The Times *
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“a great book”
first heard of this book on radio 4 ,got it through waterstones ,it sounds like an adventure book but its much more ,quite detailed in places but flows really well ,we will never know why he went into alaska the way... More
“Into the Wild”
Brilliant, loved it, very thought provoking
“Into the Wild”
The haunting and moving story of a young man who abandoned society to live in the Alaskan wilderness with tragic consequences. Krakauer traces Chris McCandless's journey by interviewing friends and family to... More
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