Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer

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01 July 2011
224 pages

Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines true story of Chris McCandless, a young man who, in 1992, walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later.

International bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.

A 2007 film adaptation of Into the Wild was directed by Sean Penn and starred Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.

Terrifying . . . Eloquent . . . A heart-rending drama of human yearning.

New York Times

A narrative of arresting force. Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give a look. It's gripping stuff.

Washington Post

It may be nonfiction, but Into the Wild is a mystery of the highest order.

Entertainment Weekly