An adventure that takes one lone man through the West of the United States, across the border in to Mexico and onwards in to Alaska with a handful of twists to keep the reader entertained. This month’s WOW book club pick is “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer.
Into the Wild
Into the Wild has become a cultural phenomenon of sorts. It is a popular read among travellers and those in search of adventure, and was made into a film in 2007.
The book follows the true story of Christopher McCandless, a 22 year old who graduated college, donated his $25,000 of life savings to charity, cut off all ties with family and friends back home and set off on an adventure through the American West and eventually in to Alaska.
I read this book by chance on my recent trip to Japan, as I came across it on a bookshelf in my hotel and remembered that I had watched the film some years earlier before taking off on my own solo year-long journey around the world. Without giving too much away, this book is a true testament to the grand adventure, though it has been received by mixed reviews so I’m really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it later in the month!
If you are joining us for book club this month I can honestly say with almost 100% certainty that you will enjoy this read, as the book itself is structured in a way that keeps you wanting more, reading onwards and onwards to find out how McCandless’ fate came about in the Alaskan wilderness.
If you have already read the book please don’t give too much away in the comments just yet (but please share your thoughts in the review at the end of the month!)
Also if you have any further suggestions for our travel book club please feel free to leave them in the comments below!