Into the Wild

Front Cover
Pan Books, 2007 - Adventure and adventurers - 205 pages
2746 Reviews
By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. 'An astonishingly gifted writer: his account of 'Alex Supertramp' is powerfully dramatic, eliciting sympathy for both the idealistic, anti-consumerist boy - and his parents' Guardian 'A compelling tale of tragic idealism' The Times

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
783
4 stars
1012
3 stars
663
2 stars
203
1 star
85

Excellent writer + excellent story = excellent read. - LibraryThing
What drives the plot is the conflict of man vs. - LibraryThing
I find him easy to read. - LibraryThing
Unfortunately, his story does not have a happy ending. - LibraryThing
Krakauer's research and reporting is great as usual. - LibraryThing
Pet peeve, good writing. - LibraryThing

Review: Into the Wild

User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

I thought this was just "Alex Supertramp's" diary so I was surprised to find it to be more of a creative nonfiction piece. Enjoyed reading it although it seems mean to say it. I have a bit of buried ... Read full review

Review: Into the Wild

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I had it as a summer reading book and I thought it was hopelessly boring, don't bother with it. Read full review

All 657 reviews »

About the author (2007)

Jon Krakauer is the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Under the Banner of Heaven and is editor of the Modern Library Explorer series.

Bibliographic information