Into the Wild by Jon Krakkauer (917.9804 K858)
The author tells the unfortunate true story of Christopher McCandless' life and eventual death in a remote region of Alaska. Although there were aspects of McCandless' interests (i.e. his love of Jack London's writings and the classics) that I could identify with, I had a hard time understanding his occasional lack of common sense in dealing with the world around him. The Alaskan wilderness would eventually take his life through starvation. I do admire McCandless' strength in battling the situation he eventually found himself in. He could have easily committed suicide with his gun. But, he chose to try and hang on, hoping someone would find him. A fascinating, but sad story.
Reviewed by Art