Friday, September 28, 2007

Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer's book Into the Wild is now a film directed by Sean Penn. It's getting good reviews.

It's the story of a kid who goes to Alaska to live in the wild, kinda like Thoreau. His experience and judgment though, did not match his "back to nature" ambitions.

I always thought the book was interesting, but never could quite could figure out the real motives of Chris McCandless. Here's a link to the original Outside Magazine article from 1993.