Into the Wild is the depiction of Christopher McCandless, a young adventurer who wandered across the american continent by Jon Krakauer.
After college McCandless donates all his asset worth $25k to charity to walk away for solo adventure. Finally in 1992, McCandless's boby was found in the Alaskan wilderness.
Krakauer(author) manages to track so many friends/people all the over the country which gives good insight of McCandless's life.
Krakauer try to chart out inner motivation of McCandless since he(author) was an adventurer himself. This was a interesting book with route he took, the people he met, jobs he picked up on the pass by, interviews, research and quotes from other books also from McCandless’s family. All of it is depicted and described in a very impressive way.
I noticed various controversy news articles about McCandless decision to move away from his family and never bother to contact them. I always wonder an idea of vagabonding but such trip is very wild. I still wonder about his decision and motivation. It would have been great insight if only McCandless manage to come back wrote about his experience. This book is second best to that.
And ofcourse- Sean Penn's movie version is brilliant directorial work.