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Described by friends and relatives as smart, literate, compassionate, and funny, did McCandless simply read too much Thoreau and Jack London and lose sight of the dangers of heading into the wilderness alone? Krakauer, whose own adventures have taken him to the perilous heights of Everest, provides some answers by exploring the pull the outdoors, seductive yet often dangerous, has had on his own life. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
After watching the movie I was compelled to read the book. Even though I was familiar with the story I still read the book in less than 24 hours. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Alibird
A really good....gives enough background to understand what drove his decisions. Well written.Published 24 days ago by Debbie
I didn't feel there was enough information about McCandless. I often found myself wondering who the author was talking about? Thought it would have been more adventurous!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
First of all, I watched the movie first, but always wanted to read this book. As you know, all good movies are based on books, but books have better stories. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Daewoo Kim
Skip the movie and dive right into this book! You won't be disappointed at all. A great story of adventure and sadness. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tyler Dixon
I am still reading this book, and it is one of the best short storys i have ever read, I say this because every chapter I am left in tears, it is a touching story and makes you... Read morePublished 12 months ago by naomi bir