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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild (original 1996; edition 2007)

by Jon Krakauer

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Title:Into the Wild
Authors:Jon Krakauer
Info:Anchor (2007), Paperback, 224 pages
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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (1996)

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It's easy to understand why Krakauer undertook this endeavor, as he clearly sees some of himself in the subject of the story. The book meanders a bit, probably because too many facts aren't available and the saga itself is a bit thin, but it's compensated by the clear passion of the writer. As for McCandless himself, I state unequivocally that he was an unprepared arrogant idiot. He was a socially, philosophically, conservationally talented and intelligent man. His death was a complete waste of an extremely promising existence. A great shame.
  MartinBodek | Jun 11, 2015 |
Hay un capitulo de Los Simpsons donde Springfield entero està conmocionado con la noticia de un chico que quedò atrapado en un pozo ; ignorantes , por supuesto , de que era todo Una farsa arreglada por Bart . Fijense en este diàlogo.

Marge: Señor, antes de disfrutar de nuestros alimentos, te pedimos que cuides al pequeño Timmy O’Toole que está en ese pozo…
Bart: Jajajajaja
Marge: Bart, pero qué te pasa?
Homero: Sí! Ese Timmy es todo un héroe!
Lisa: ¿Por qué papá?
Homero: Bueno... se cayó a un pozo… y no puede salir
Lisa: ¿Y eso lo hace un héroe?
Homero: Eso es más de lo que tú has hecho!!!

¿A què voy con eso?

Lo que dice Lisa es lo qu yo pienso de esta historia de "valentia" sobre McCandless.

Si , se muriò en el medio de nada .... ¿Y? ¿Eso lo hace un hèroe? ¿Un Che Guevara acaso? (no tiene nada que ver , pobre , el Che , pero juro que escuchè a muchos imbèciles comparar a Christopher con el revolucionario. Gente ignorante , porsupollo)

Christopher Johnson McCandless se levantò un dìa y se le ocurriò irse al carajo , dejar la familia (pobre la familia ,perder un hijo de esa manera) y la civilizacion . ¿Todo para què? Segùn èl,tenìa que probar que se podìa vivir sin el materialismo y las conveniencias de la vida moderna. Asì que se fue rumbo a Alaska (!) sin casi ninguna posesiòn para demostrar que SI se puede!! Yes we can !

Sòlo que èl no pudo ...

Y se muriò de hambre en el medio de la nada esperando que lo rescataran porque el , tanto que amaba a la naturaleza , no fue capaz de estudiar la zona , prepararse un poco para regresar ni siquiera capaz de llevar un mapa .

Lean nomàs lo que opinò un guardaparques de Alaska : Criticas

A ver, el libro no està mal escrito y , quizàs , si fuese una ficciòn que intenta probar un punto contrario a la idealizaciòn de esta figura totalmente narcisista , quizàs entonces no serìa tan malo .Pero el hecho de que se le`pongan flores a este tipo me parece hasta una falta de respeto a vìctimas que murieron en medio de la nada por circunstancias que no pudieron manejar .

Lo de Christopher , como bien dice el guardaparques , fue suicidio.

Un libro entretenido pero mucho mejor la pelìcula que tiene una fotografìa espectacular y una mùsica maravillosa. ( )
  LaMala | Jun 7, 2015 |
I really appreciated the author's parallels of Chris McCandless and other adventurers. He also included his own tale of a harrowing solo climb in Alaska; demonstrating his empathy and understanding of what McCandless was trying to do. The beauty of this book was that the ending didn't matter. Most people already know how it ends but that was not as important as the journey, the back story, and the philosophical underpinnings. ( )
  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
This book was so fascinating to read that I enjoyed it even more the second time around. I love the way the author pieced together the story with Chris' journal entries and interviews with people who knew him. I also appreciated the historical background provided of previous adventures who met with an ill fate. But what really tied this all together was the author's own adventure streak and near brush with death on a lonely mountain. ( )
  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
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. Everybody needs to take a look to this book, McCandless story is the story of the inherent human need of nature and freedom.
  Irenepeloseta | Mar 24, 2015 |
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Christopher McCandless's life and his death may have been meaningless, absurd, even reprehensible, but by the end of "Into the Wild," you care for him deeply.
Mr. Krakauer has taken the tale of a kook who went into the woods, and made of it a heart-rending drama of human yearning.

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Krakauer, Jonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferrari, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Franklin, PhilipNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mijn, Aad van derTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palma, Maria HelenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Soares, Pedro MaiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Jim Gallien had driven four miles out of Fairbanks when he spotted the hitchhiker standing in the snow beside the road, thumb raised high, shivering in the gray Alaska dawn.
The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0307387178, Paperback)

What would possess a gifted young man recently graduated from college to literally walk away from his life? Noted outdoor writer and mountaineer Jon Krakauer tackles that question in his reporting on Chris McCandless, whose emaciated body was found in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992.

Described by friends and relatives as smart, literate, compassionate, and funny, did McCandless simply read too much Thoreau and Jack London and lose sight of the dangers of heading into the wilderness alone? Krakauer, whose own adventures have taken him to the perilous heights of Everest, provides some answers by exploring the pull the outdoors, seductive yet often dangerous, has had on his own life.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:44:43 -0400)

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A portrait of Chris McCandless chronicles his decision to withdraw from society and adopt the persona of Alexander Supertramp, offering insight into his beliefs about the wilderness and his tragic death in the Alaskan wilderness.

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