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Read & Download Into the Wild Into the Wild Download Í 109 Jon Krakauer ¿ 9 Read Gers 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 lif. This book got me riveted in the tragic story of Chris McCandless a young man who left his family and friends abandoned most of his material possessions went to the Alaska wilderness and perished there The author does a great job of portraying McCandless complex personality through meticulous research based on interviews letters and journal entries The writing is so engaging that although it is already clear from the beginning how McCandless story would end I was hooked till the last page Krakauer only digresses when discussing his own high risk undertaking and those of ill fated adventurers similar to McCandless these parts offer comparison to McCandless character but I found myself getting impatient and wanting them to end uickly to return to the main story itself which is much compellingReaders have been divided with regard to this story Some admire McCandless daring and idealism some others say he was stupid reckless and arrogant enough to have gone to Alaska without sufficient preparation I think he was a human being with faults and merits but I have to admit I felt something stirring in me when I read this passage taken from a letter he wrote to a friend make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing or been too hesitant to attempt So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security conformity and conservation The very basic core of a man s living spirit is his passion for adventureThe passage resonates with me because my life has been filled with stagnation and inactivity I am the ueen of conventionalism I don t consider myself unhappy but I m always afraid of moving outside the comfort zone of expanding further than my own comfortable little shell I often don t exert myself to my best capabilities because halfhearted efforts seemed good enough When I read about McCandless I noticed that one of his admirable traits is if he wanted something he went out and did it He was not afraid of challenges the greater they are the better Jason Mraz says live high live mighty live righteously I think that was what McCandless did he lived up to his ideals One the other hand the greatest tragedy of McCandless life in my opinion was his conflicting feelings toward human intimacy and relationship He clashed with his parents and others who didn t share his beliefs to the point that he spurned humanity and sought nature and the wilderness instead But even during his solitary journeys he met a lot of people and connected with them touching their lives as well as his own His final odyssey in Alaska had probably made him realize than ever the raw need for companionship but he didn t survive that trip causing endless grief to his family So in the end if there is something I can take from McCandless story it is this message Be bold Get out there Do something But don t forget those who love you

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Read & Download Into the Wild Into the Wild Download Í 109 Jon Krakauer ¿ 9 Read What would possess a gifted young man recently graduated from college to literally walk away from his life Noted outdoor writer and mountaineer Jon Krakauer tackles that uestion in his reporting on Chris McCandless whose emaciated. I now walk into the wild Christopher McCandless 1968 1992I live a life I suspect that is much like yours Wake up go to work come home eat dinner go to bed At the end of this weekly desert there might be a drink or ten to celebrate the victory over another five days of soul crushing drudgeryI am a desk jockey A paper pusher I mean that literally I sit in my office and when people peer inside they will see me moving a sheet of paper from one side to the other It looks to the untrained eye like valuable labor When I get the chance though I head to the mountains to the wild I love the away ness of these trips At the risk of sounding absurdly curmudgeonly I like getting away from the crush of humanity and I m sure the crush of humanity appreciates my temporary absence There was at time when my friends and I would head out west every summer We picked a destination isolated challenging packed the car and plunged into the wilderness We undertook silly risks because we were younger and we laughed at conseuences or at the possibility that there were conseuences Once a little later on we gathered around a campfire four of us and swore like characters from a young adult novel that we d always do this that we d always head out to the mountains together Then we got older My friends married they started having kids and the mountains became a memory a slideshow of pictures that showed up on the screen savers of our computers Friends with whom I d jumped off cliffs slid down glaciers and climbed rocks matured overnight into sober professionals husbands and fathers It was remarkable how age engendered caution and suelched the desire for adventure That was my mindset when I picked up Into the Wild Jon Krakauer s classic is to put it mildly a polarizing book Based on the people I ve surveyed I ve found that you either love it or you hate it and whether you love it or hate it will be determined by what you think about Christopher McCandless the young man at the center of Into the Wild You will be taken in by Chris s literate philosophical iconoclastic boundary pushing vagabondism Or you will be sickened by his selfishness his self pity and the way he left a shattered family in his wake Either way you will have a vivid responseUpon graduating from Emory University and instead of going on to law school which was my choice McCandless gave away 25000 to charity and began his life as a tramp or hobo as they sometimes like to be called I was in sixth grade when McCandless walked into the Alaskan wilderness and never returned He was 24 The power of Into the Wild is directly attributable to Krakauer s empathy for his subject Krakauer is a solid adventure writer but he s not a prose stylist Rather he uses his own life experiences to connect with Chris on a very intimate personal level He does not attempt any faux objectivity that is often the hallmark of serious serious journalism Instead Krakauer admits straight up that he saw his younger self in Chris with the exception that Krakauer survived his youth while Chris did not For instance there is an autobiographical section in Into the Wild where Krakauer tells his story about climbing the Devil s Thumb This could easily have been a self serving digression but Krakauer uses that experience and the vividness of his memory to explore the the compulsions that drove Chris McCandless to follow his uniue path to his destiny I think Chris in his own way was a towering figure he was the person I would like to be if I had guts and less excuses He was a smart kid a college grad who came from money His parents were messed up but really whose parents aren t After college instead of going to law school don t go to law school by the way he gave away 25000 burned his credit cards and set out to see the west Whatever else you call him you can t call him a poser Like everyone he had his share of dreams and demons and he set out to follow his dreams and fight his demons There s something to be said for what he put his parent through Still the world forces us to be our own person He went forward the best way he knew how defining himself along the way The tragedy of course is that the lessons he learned about the value of friends and family he learned too late I don t really need to defend Chris Krakauer does that He is unabashedly in his corner defending his choices his skills his desire to go alone to the far places like John Muir before him Chris McCandless was himself fully and completely which is saying a lot in this day and age Or any day and age He was part adventurer part philosopher and part monk the monk part fascinates Krakauer who spends a lot of time wondering whether Chris died a virgin I suppose a brief note on the movie directed by Sean Penn is in order While I found it poetic and inspiring the movie focuses too much on Chris s effect on the various people he meets on his journeys In a way Chris becomes some kind of wandering apostle healing and helping those he meets along his path before he dies a martyr s death in Alaska a vision from a Don Maclean song the world was never meant for one as beautiful as you The book on the other hand keeps Chris firmly grounded as a human being Krakauer admires Chris to be sure but he does not neglect the warts However Krakauer sharply dismisses those armchair psychiatrists who want to diagnose Chris with a mental disorder I m glad he does I think it s saying soemething about the conformity of our society that anyone who bucks the trend he gave up law school is called mad In the end Chris was one of those rare people who wanted to know the world intimately and in the process of discovering those secrets was killed by that same world Maybe there was something uixotic or foolish in his uest maybe he should have taken a job taken a wife found a safe desk behind which to grow old Or maybe there is something foolish in us to believe that we can outlive the world with our caution

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Read & Download Into the Wild Into the Wild Download Í 109 Jon Krakauer ¿ 9 Read Body was found in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992 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 dan. Overall I was pretty disappointed with this book The genesis of the book was an in depth magazine article and I suspect that the article was superb But I just don t think there s enough here to warrant an entire book As evidence I point to several lengthy chapters that have nothing to do with the underlying story they discuss other people who have gone into the wild and surprisingly Krakauer includes a whole chapter about himselfMy other problem is that I found myself unable to identify or empathize with the central character here I think that Chris McCandless was not much than a privileged entitled selfish and undeniably intelligent person who threw everything away and nearly destroyed his family for reasons that weren t any clearer by the end of the book than they were at the beginning I worried far about his parents and his sister who he called his best friend than I did about himI ended up finishing the book by skimming the last 13 or maybe even the last 12 I almost gave this only 1 star but decided to go with 2 because I want to give Krakauer the benefit of the doubt it s a well written book I just don t think it needed to be written at all


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    Read & Download Into the Wild Jon Krakauer ¿ 9 Read Download â E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¿ Jon Krakauer This book is a wonderful cautionary tale I will probably read it again with my daughter when she is old enough to discuss it Unfortunately I'm afraid the reason most people will read the book and see the new upcoming movie is for a different reason Chris McCandless in the book and from what I understand in the movie is a hero and courageous for flying in the face of everything he grew up with to find a bette

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    [Into the Wild] E–pub ☆ Jon Krakauer I now walk into the wild Christopher McCandless 1968 1992I live a life I suspect that is much like yours Wake up go to wo

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    [Into the Wild] E–pub ☆ Jon Krakauer Read & Download Into the Wild My grandfather not an Alaskan but an experienced outdoorsman would have tied this kid to a tree and let the bears play tetherball with himA sma

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    Download â E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¿ Jon Krakauer Jon Krakauer ¿ 9 Read [Into the Wild] E–pub ☆ Jon Krakauer okay lets address the elephant on goodreads which is the common theme of essentially bashing chris mccandless in reviews i have seen so many ranting about how irresponsible and selfish and arrogant and unprepared he was and i mean theyre not wrong but that honestly has nothing to do with the book? what i love most about this is how objective krakauer is he neither praises nor critiues mccandless but presents the facts re

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    Read & Download Into the Wild [Into the Wild] E–pub ☆ Jon Krakauer In 1992 roughly around the same time Chris McCandless was living out his final days in the Alaskan wilderness I would have been enjoying the summer holidays before embarking on my final year at school contemplating the big wide world and what I was going to do with the rest of my life It wasn't until watching

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    [Into the Wild] E–pub ☆ Jon Krakauer Jon Krakauer ¿ 9 Read Download â E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¿ Jon Krakauer We are all heroes to ourselves McCandless was Krakauer is This doesn't vary All that varies is how we define heroism and how much or how little we are prepared to do to for that stanceIn order to get people usually young men to sacrifice their lives we tell them of those that went before and tell them they were

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    [Into the Wild] E–pub ☆ Jon Krakauer This book got me riveted in the tragic story of Chris McCandless a young man who left his family and friends abandoned most of his material pos

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 205
  • Into the Wild
  • Jon Krakauer
  • English
  • 02 March 2018
  • 9780330453677