'Into The Wild' similar?

Discussion in 'Books' started by ThePoetSappho, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. ThePoetSappho

    ThePoetSappho Driftwood Lifetime Supporter

    can anyone suggest books similar to 'Into The Wild', 'Rough Living an Urban Survival Manual', etc.?
  2. IMjustfishin

    IMjustfishin Member

    into thin air by the same author, it made me cry like a bitch! but i read both books and both are fucking excelent, not just regular excelent. its funny how both of his books sgtart with "into the..."
  3. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

    krakauer wrote more than two books.

    Gypsy, are you looking for memoir or how to, or both?
  4. ThePoetSappho

    ThePoetSappho Driftwood Lifetime Supporter

    i want to read more memoirs about crazy travels, etc.
  5. You could read Aron Ralston's book "Between a Rock and a Hard Place." It's what inspired the movie "127 Hours." I saw the movie first and it really made me want to go hike that canyon (this year, hopefully) so I picked up the book hoping that it would be loaded with helpful tips and geography for the area.

    The book is NOT written in a style I can tolerate...maybe you can enjoy it though. You can tell it wasn't written by a "writer" because it looks like he overused the Thesaurus on Word. It goes into massive detail...but he uses words that you have to look up in a science book to describe a freakin' plant. Not because he's being detailed and accurate, but because he didn't want to say "broad leaves" or that sort of thing. You probably get what I mean.

    Prose should be simple and spare, IMO.
  6. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

    Well, Aaron wasn't a writer. He's a adventure junkie, with a story to tell.
    I respect that he didn't hire the bulk of the writing out, but told his own story.
    (Disclaimer, I've danced at many a Cheese show with him. I once whipped him with a hoop when I was learning)

    gypsy,I'm sure you have found Wild by Cheryl Stayed.
  7. Ashalicious

    Ashalicious Senior Member

    Is Wild fiction?

    I LOVED the movie...had no idea it was even based on a book.
  8. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

    Non fic. And her new last name might be Strayed. I loaned the book out.

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