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[Jon Krakauer] ë Into the Wild [paganism PDF] Ebook Epub Download å On the outside looking in, this seems like another case of arrogant human vs unassuming nature Nature usually wins that fight It did here and in a most tragic way And yet, in Into the Wild Jon Krakauer does an excellent job of muddying up the waters, so that they flow with the natural fluidity of life itself Was this kid so very unprepared Was this a foolhardy and unnecessary death easily avoided with a few, slight precautions Life is seldom black and white, cut and dry Krakauer reminds us of that, while telling a riveting story.
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 himself.
My 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 b Librarian S Note An Alternate Cover Edition Can Be Found HereIn April A Young Man From A Well To Do Family Hitchhiked To Alaska And Walked Alone Into the Wilderness North Of Mt McKinley His Name Was Christopher Johnson McCandless He Had Given , In Savings To Charity, Abandoned His Car And Most Of His Possessions, Burned All The Cash In His Wallet, And Invented A New Life For Himself Four Months Later, A Party Of Moose Hunters Found His Decomposed Body How McCandless Came To Die Is The Unforgettable Story Of Into the WildImmediately After Graduating From College In , McCandless Had Roamed Through The West And Southwest On A Vision Quest Like Those Made By His Heroes Jack London And John Muir In The Mojave Desert He Abandoned His Car, Stripped It Of Its License Plates, And Burned All Of His Cash He Would Give Himself A New Name, Alexander Supertramp, And, Unencumbered By Money And Belongings, He Would Be Free To Wallow In The Raw, Unfiltered Experiences That Nature Presented Craving A Blank Spot On The Map, McCandless Simply Threw Away The Maps Leaving Behind His Desperate Parents And Sister, He Vanished Into the Wild 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 critiques mccandless, but presents the facts regarding an unfortunate event in a very interesting and fascinating way which leads me to believe that many people did not understand the nature of this book.
yes, mccandless thought so highly of himself that he literally went out into the alaskan wilderness, equipped with only a plant guide, and felt confident that he could survive yes, he ignored the number one rule of boys scouts to 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 Sean Penn s film in 2008 I would learn of Chris s story, a story that moved me, immensely.
I always presumed Jon Krakauer s book would be some huge epic, but was surprised on finding out it s a little over 200 pages I simply had to read it, just don t know why it took me so long It s going to be difficult to review this without making my own thoughts on Chris known first Although it isn t as straight I love Jon Krakauer I didn t find one single thing about the Alex McCandless even remotely interesting He came across as a spoiled brat with no concept of reality basically because of his priveleged upbringing But somehow, he blamed his parents for that void of myopic self absorption I live in Alaska and I ve lived in Idaho and Colorado and Oregon basically AROUND people who love the great outdoors I am comfortable in a heated coffee shop READING about the great outdoors Still, I know that heading into any forest particularly one at that latitude and altitude in pursuit of adventure with a no food, b no gear, c no plan and d no backup plan is nothing short of delusional or maybe just stupid.
I absolutely adore Jon Krakauer s attempts to explain Alex s possible motives and angst I get that Krakauer identifies with some of what gnawed at Alex that discontent that feeling that 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 stance.
In order to get people, usually young men, to sacrifice their lives we tell them of those that went before and tell them they were heroes who died for their countries, died for their principles, died even for their dreams Impractical dreams that are the province of the young And those who would be heroes never concern themselves with the practical, that is far too mundane, it is for others to take care of those details McCandless dream of heroism was to survive entirely alone and entirely off the land at the ends of the earth It didn t include the practicality of learning about 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 quickly, to return to the main story
I 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 drudgery.
I 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 picke My grandfather not an Alaskan but an experienced outdoorsman would have tied this kid to a tree and let the bears play tetherball with him.
A small part of me appreciates the effort Krakauer put into researching this book A much bigger part of me is completely disgusted both with McCandless himself and with Krakauer s mindless adoration of him Krakauer pulls out all the stops to make McCandless look like a phenomenon, and seems to agree with McCandless that the world should have handed itself to him on a silver salver because he was just so darned special We re told he was brilliant, independent, funny, kind, musical, athletic, visionary, talented Can you see the halo Unfortunately, the impression that comes across is of a snotty adolesce