For June, my book club read Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer. I’m a bit behind writing about the books I have read. Anyway, it was a very interesting book. Here’s a summary:
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….
I think the most interesting part of the book was that it was written about a dead person by someone else. Jon Krakauer did a bunch of research and interviews to write this book and try to get a good picture of what happened to Chris McCandless. It was fascinating how it was written. There was even a section about the author’s similar experience and how his story could have ended the same way McCandless’s did.
It was a good read. I found it a little slow because there was a lot of information, but when I looked back at the book as a whole, I was very glad I read it all. I think everyone that I have talked to that read it, loved it.