Into the Wild - Picador Classic (Paperback)Jon Krakauer (author)
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With an introduction by novelist David Vann
In April 1992, Chris McCandless set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given his savings to charity, abandoned his car and his possessions, and burnt the money in his wallet, determined to live a life of independence. Just four months later, Chris was found dead. An SOS note was taped to his makeshift home, an abandoned bus.
In piecing together the final travels of this extraordinary young man's life, Jon Krakauer writes about the heart of the wilderness, its terribly beauty and its relentless harshness. Into the Wild is a modern classic of travel writing, and a riveting exploration of what drives some of us to risk more than we can afford to lose.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 206 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 17 mm
Terrifying . . . Eloquent . . . A heart-rending drama of human yearning. * New York Times *
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 *
A masterpiece of dramatic storytelling * Mail on Sunday *
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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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