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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
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Oct 30, 2008

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bookshelves: non-fiction, journalistic-nonfiction, biography, survival, north-america, outdoor-life
Read in January, 2008

Timothy Treadwell's Among Grizzlies: Living with Wild Bears in Alaska should be a companion read because together the two stories illustrate one end of the bell curve of how idealist 'outsiders' try to live in Alaska?

Reading Jon Krakauer I can see the literary and dramatic themes in McCandless' way of life(less compelling in Timothy Treadwell's situation ?) that attracted Penn and Krakauer to explore McCandless' story and retell it.

I found Sean Penn's film of the same title a respectful and insightful dramatization of Christopher McCandless's life on the road and in Alaska. It is worth watching for the beautiful cinematography and expressive soundtrack alone.

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