Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

July 29, 2012
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Life is about finding your own way and getting an adventure out of it. Chris McCandless knew this and instead of pursuing an education he found his own way in life. I think this life style is acceptable to a point. Risking others or the person's well being can be more bad than good. The end of the book made me sad because the thing that I feared for Chris, happended. Being a loner and drifting from place to place was not healthy because he couldn't hold any relationships. I know if I were in Chris's shoes I would get incredibly lonely and go home. I wished the whole book he would come to the idea and pursue it but he didn't go back to his parents in Virginia. As this book went on I felt a sadness for his journey. To have it end that horribly just by following his heart. When Jon Krakauer wrote this book he did a lot of research on Chris's life and it really makes a great novel. You can take your own opinion on the point of this book but here is mine. He was a man with a great life but he seeked more for his exsistence. He planned to live off the land but it didn't go completely his way. Life is cruel and if you are not prepared you will perish. It's sad a man with so much potential had to die. Although meeting many people along the way he never stayed with them for too long. An example of this is Ronald Franz. He wanted to adopt and be a part of Chris's life but he was too stubborn to accept. I think his stubbornness assissted in his down fall. He was not prepared for the treacherous Alaska nature. I can somewhat relate to Chris's choice to be his own person and persue a dream. Instead of going the normal road of education,job,retirement he persued something he really wanted to do. If he would have been more aware and educated in survival he could have extended his life. If he would've accepted help from multiple people he could have been better off. Most people would find Chris crazy and stupid but he had a point with some of his statements. In chapter 11 he said that wealth is corrupting us. He believed this and gave his money to a charity instead of pursuing his parents wishes. He took his wits and skills to the outback and lost. I enjoyed this book very much and it taught me how stubborneness and not being prepared can end a life.

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Coleslaw said...
Aug. 27, 2012 at 12:18 am
I would want to live like this, just not the way that he tried it. I think you would have to be a bit more prepared and open minded is a way of putting it. Nice job on the review!
Star2316 said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 11:02 pm
I agree its ok to be stubborn but there's a point where you cross the line! It's always sad when you hope and hope for a happy ending! But it seems like there was no changing his mind, but hey it made a good book right!
karikray said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm
This review really was well written. I love how detailed you were when talking about how the book made you feel and how you connected with the story. The only thing I would love to learn more about is what things you disliked throughout the tale but, other than that fantastic job. It is definitely a story I would be interested in reading.
Willie123 said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm
I don't know if I would ever be able to do this. Such courage it would take.
Jaret123 said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm
I would do this lifestyle if I had a choice myself. The summary gave me a good idea on the subject.
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