The true story of college graduate Chris McCandless, who decided to walk away from the only life he ever knew and enter the wild.
Jon Krakauer is a mountaineer and the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild (which was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and was made into a film starring Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart), Into Thin Air, Iceland, Under the Banner of Heaven and Where Men Win Glory. He is also the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.
A fascinating story of idealism, fantasy, and the dark side of the
wilderness experience -- Paul Theroux
Terrifying . . . Eloquent . . . A heart-rending drama of human yearning. * New York Times *
A narrative of arresting force. Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give a look. It's gripping stuff. * Washington Post *
It may be nonfiction, but Into the Wild is a mystery of the highest order. * Entertainment Weekly *
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 *
A masterpiece of dramatic storytelling * Mail on Sunday *