The story of Chris McCandless, a young man who embarked on a solo journey into the wilds of Alaska and whose body was discovered four months later, explores the allure of the wilderness
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
Into the Wild is probably one of movies that inspires me the most to go out and travel the world. Even just listening to the soundtrack makes me think of all the great experiences I had. The song “Society” by Eddie Vedder actually inspired me to cycle from Thailand to China. Into the Wild is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time!
Jo – what a great review. I haven’t read this book but recently read The Other by David Guterson and parts of that story reminded me a lot of Into the Wild. I loved the film and Eddie Vedders song ‘Society’ is one of my favourites ever. I wondered if the book could live up to the film (unusual as it’s often the other way around) but I think after reading your review, I will give it a go. I agree with you, very sad and not easy to forget.
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