2018/03/14

BOOK REVIEW:
INTO THE WILD BY JON KRAKAUER

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


Summary:
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.


Review:
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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