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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 and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to discover the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.
In 2007, Into the Wild was adapted as a critically acclaimed film, directed by Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.
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Into the wild
Such an inspirational and emotive true story of a young man,s search for himself, to find happiness and peace and the journey along the way of his goal of going into the wild in Alaska.
The people he meets, the sadness of the family he leaves behind without warning or notice and their loss. The joys of life and the beauty of nature and then the cruelty of nature and his harrowing last weeks dying of starvation and his death.
The movie was so moving I bought the book the next morning on my iPad and spent the day reading it. I wanted to see some of Chris's word in print rather than just the movie version.
A best book.
Good story told well.
I empathize with Chris as this could have been me. Thanks for the book, the story reminded me what it was like to be young again.