Title: Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Published: 1996
Language: English
Pages: 206
Rating: 3/5

This is the story of Chris McCandless, a young man who walked away from his life and ended up dying in the wilderness of Alaska, and the book explores what would make someone do that and why.

This is the third book I've read by Krakauer and the one I had heard the most amazing things about. It's also, of the three, my least favorite.

Now, don't get me wrong, I did like it. I thought it was well written and deals with an interesting topic, but I think it pales slightly in comparison with the other books by this author that I've read. I think perhaps the fact that this book was so hyped up for me played a part; I was expecting this to blow my socks off and it didn't.

I also think what threw me a little off in this book is that there's a lot in here that relates to the call of the wilderness and people similar to McCandless, and I felt like there was so much of it I not only lost track of the main story, but I felt like I didn't really get to know McCandless that well, or anyone else for that matter.

I think one of the things I love about Krakauer's other works is that it digs really deep, and I don't feel like this really did that in the same way. It was good, but my god, have you read Into Thin Air? Because that will make you heave for breath.
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