Into the wild

by Jon Krakauer | Biographies & Memoirs |
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Registered by xtrdnry of Parkdale, Victoria Australia on 8/6/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by xtrdnry from Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
In April 1992 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 $25,000 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, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.

Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, 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 the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

Journal Entry 2 by xtrdnry at Green Sage Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, August 09, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (8/10/2013 UTC) at Green Sage Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Leaving at the Green Sage cafe

Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, August 10, 2013
Another one for Mt TBR.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
What a surprise, I have to admit I did not hold great expectations for this book however, as it turned out, it pressed all my buttons....it is a well written, meticulously researched account of the last couple of years of Chris McCandless's life. My opinion of this young man changed more than once as I read Jon Krakauer's personality analysis of him and this coupled with his exploration of the events that led to Chris's agonising demise made for compelling reading.
I would classify the story as more biographical than travel genre, recommended reading.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmarmee463wing at Green Sage Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (2/7/2014 UTC) at Green Sage Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Plan to release this at Saturday's meet-up.

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Journal Entry 6 by book-a-neer at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, December 29, 2014
added to the tbr pile

Journal Entry 7 by book-a-neer at The Fat Cup Cafe in Blackburn, Victoria Australia on Thursday, May 06, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (5/6/2021 UTC) at The Fat Cup Cafe in Blackburn, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 8 by AnonymousFriend at Blackburn, Victoria Australia on Thursday, May 06, 2021
This sounds very interesting and I might pass it on to Cudgee.

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