Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Alex Reed
October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester
- Book: INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer
- Discussion Leader: Dr. Alex Reed, Associate Professor of Legal Studies
- Date: Wednesday, October 5, 6-8 p.m.
- Location: Moore Hall 116
- Description: In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. When McCandless’s innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish, but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless’s short life.
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