Skip to main content

View Diary: Book Club: Into the Wild (190 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  He seemed like a nice, interesting kid with (11+ / 0-)

    a passion for life and some not-uncommon (Holden Caulfield-like) fantasies. He might very well have come out of the Alaskan wilderness with an interesting story to tell his grandchildren, if it hadn't been for some miscalculations and bad luck of the kind that could happen to anyone seeking solitude in the wilderness.

    I never felt bad for him until I saw the end of the movie with Sean Penn's weird paean to family connections at the end. McCandless wanted to be free to figure himself out on his own, and Penn's invention of his last thoughts seemed arrogant, invasive, and contrary to the young man's spirit.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site