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Nelle terre estreme by Jon Krakauer
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Nelle terre estreme (1996)

by Jon Krakauer, Laura Ferrari (Translator), Sabrina Zung (Translator)

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Member:Kua
Title:Nelle terre estreme
Authors:Jon Krakauer
Other authors:Laura Ferrari (Translator), Sabrina Zung (Translator)
Info:Corbaccio (2008), Hardcover, Exploits
Collections:Read, Your library, Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:Non-Fiction

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I really wanted to dislike this book/the story and have no sympathy for the guy, but ironically I couldn't put the book down. This book does a great job of making you paint a picture of the brave boy who lost his life, even if you think what he did was foolish, arrogant, and just plain stupid. I definitely do, but the book reminds you that this kid was real, lived, had hopes and dreams, and has a family who continues to suffer from their loss. ( )
  Czarmoriarty | Jul 28, 2014 |
This was a thoroughly engaging read into the adventure and ultimate misadventure of Christopher McCandless, a young man who lived life his own way and eschewed society in favor of a deeper calling. Despite knowing the ending was tragic, I couldn't put this book down. It explored Christopher's early life, as well as piecing together his adventures on the road and ultimately, the tragic mistakes that lead to his untimely death. It's both inspiring and heartbreaking ; still, I walked away with an admiration for this young man, who lived life on his own terms. ( )
  chicbanjo | Jun 18, 2014 |
Into the Wild is a story all about the American dream for one man named Chris McCandless. Chris, the son of a wealthy family had it all as a child, but as he got older Chris became a strange man and his parents began to worry about him. Then, all of the sudden he seemed to go mad and so when he stepped into the Alaskan bush no one really thought about Chris besides from family. Then one day, four months after he stepped into the Alaskan bush a group of hunters found his decomposed body in the woods.
This book, to me was a very boring read. I thought it would be a sort of real life mystery and it really let me down. The book is more of a biography than a mystery. This book also talks too much about his life before he entered into Alaska. Overall I would still recommend this book, but only as a biography and not as a mystery. This is why I did not enjoy the book.
  br14gape | Jun 12, 2014 |
Sad, but very powerful story ( )
  chaghi | Jun 1, 2014 |
This was a tremendous book. My thoughts on it are posted at Critical Pages. ( )
  FrancescaForrest | May 12, 2014 |
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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
Zung, SabrinaTranslatorsecondary 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.
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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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