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Into the wild is more morbidly fascinating than anything else It is a journey into the psyche of a young man who with seemingly all of the advantages that late Twentieth Century America can arm one with decides to disappear into the flotsam of the country playing the part of an enlightened hobo he takes the moniker Supertramp as a way to christen his new identity When I read I this book I was infuriated with Chris McCandless It is normal to want to create a reality where it is you versus them Who wants to work forty plus hours a week for a boss who would just as soon fire you so that he or she could keep their indoor pool heated during the winter Who would want that really No one But that is where discipline comes in This is what Chris lacked I went on and on this tangent And for the most part I believed it I honestly felt that Chris was a coward and an egotist Chris McClandiss is thought by some to be an idealistic reckless youth First off all Why I asked would Chris take photos of himself if he planned to rough it for the sake of roughing it Are photos not for the benefit of others to shuffle through while nodding in amazement You really killed a moose and ate it Wow I saw Chris as a poseur Chris death is tragic and there is considerable talk of the waste of potential due to a lack of respect for the power of mother nature Perhaps this is true McNamee Perhaps if Chris emerged from those woods gaunt weakened and wise he would write a great American novel that would touch the masses and remind us all of our connection to the land Most likely Chris would leave the woods and write a book as his expressed an intent to do that would be published by a
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