I’ll be honest, I came into this expecting not to like it much, because 1) I knew the story of McCandless, and had already formed opinions, and 2) I completely and totally LOVED the movie, from the howling, gorgeous Eddie Vedder soundtrack to the adorable shirtless Emile and the breathtaking cinematography. (I even liked Kristen Stewart’s awkwardness. #irony.)
So all that combined, plus being a dweeby adventure wannabe myself, I expected to just write this off, reading it because all my other adventure friends had read it. Guy shoulda been more prepared, why dinnhe take a map, etc. But I liked the story, the piecing together of McCandless’s last years, and correlating the adventure-seeker in human nature with other famous (and infamous) wilderness-seekers over the years. It wasn’t quite as lovely as the movie, and Vince Vaughn wasn’t there, but it was still an interesting exploration of mankind’s spirit of adventure.
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In other news, still managing to stay in full-on NaNoWriMo mode; hoping to finally finish my NaNo Blog post today!