Jon Krakauer – Into the wild
Uncategorized / April 11, 2017

A truly free spirit, an idealist, or a fool? One can easily label Christopher McCandless with any of those names, knowing nothing more than what the news of his disappearance and death in the wilderness of Alaska said. But once you read the book of Jon Krakauer, which depicts the portrait of McCandless very sensitively, you certainly won’t call him a fool. Chris’s story left many question marks, and no one else but Jon Krakauer, famous for his former story Into Thin Air, decided to answer those question marks for good. Why did he decide to go for the project? I think that Krakauer saw a bit of himself in McCandless’s personality, or perhaps a person he’d like to be (in certain way). This natural connection (or attraction if you want) left him no other option than researching about his story and eventually writing the book. I am definitely happy he’d taken that decision!   A warning finger for society Smart, successful, from a good family, with a great perspective for the future. The world as we knew it was at McCandless feet. He could have followed the way many of us would wish to follow–a path of prestigious education…