08. Into the Wild

Many of us are bound by social and familial obligations to wake up, go to work, and pay the bills. I thought that I would just easily feel disdain for the book’s subject, but found it strangely rich and compelling. Jon Krakauer has a real gift for creating raw imagery with language. He adeptly develops a simultaneously tragic and joyful illustration of Chris McCandless, a young man who was perhaps driven by impetuousness of youth but also lit by a profoundly beautiful desire to live a free and independent life undeterred by the arbitrary mores of modern society.


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