Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Book Review:Into the Wild

Book Name :Into the wild
Author:Jon Krakauer

Many people may call him foolish, many will say him unprepared and many will quote it as a preposterous act.But Chris McCandless was a hero to all whom he met on his trip to Alaska.Even some of is friends at college were a fan of him.It is rare that a young boy just leaves his comfortable life and walks out alone into the wilderness.

I enjoyed reading the book especially the texts quoted by the author from various sources.All I suggest is that everyone should read this book once.

Though there are many a quotable text in the book but I quote here a few:

"The joy of life comes from our encounter with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."

"You are wrong if you think that joy emanates only from human relationships. God has placed it all around us.It is in everything and anything we might experience.We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional things."

"I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness . A quite secluded life in the country with a possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them, then work which one hopes may be of some use;then rest ,nature books,music,love for one's neighbor-such is my idea of happiness."


aniket said...

Do you need a certain state of mind to accept the story?

Abhinav said...

No it is open types you may accept or may reject , but as far as i am concerned I was very impressed.

Bharat said...

Havent read the book though, but vaguely remember one of the lines from the movie wher the actor stresses the importance of Calling things by the "right name" ..

Sticky Idea :)

Moli said...

I have to read the book

Yogish said...

He seems to be a recluse and views nature from a very larger perspective. Very nice post.