This is a great book that tells most of the story of Chris and an insight into the author. I had just listened to the book by McCandless sister who really gets into the truth about their highly dysfunctional family. Krakauer leaves that out and paints a different story about the parents. I thought that was somewhat of a disservice to Chris. Overall though well worth the listen.
If you have read "Into Thin Air" and "Dead Mountain" and you're itching for more like it, this is a good place to start.
Amazing! If you haven't read this book you need to. Kinda book you can't step away from. I rented the movie after reading and it did not compare. The author did a great job describing his life and his journey, makes you feel like you're right there with him.
The book paints an interesting picture of an idealistic young man who may have been foolhardy, lacking in common sense, in over his head, and arrogant, but is nonetheless a fascinating and sympathetic figure.
Manages to tell the story while allowing you to draw your own conclusions. Chris McCandles was a modern day John the Baptist, spreading love wherever he went, before finally undertaking the prophet's last pilgrimage, to go into the wilderness, and be at one with his Creator.
Loafers, city boys who rough it by watching westerns, flower children
Written it about someone with common sense
Good for listening