" "Into the Wild" is not so much a book about the wilderness, as it is a book about what happens to mentally ill people. Chris McCandless was a sick twisted freak, but yet still normal in his upbringing and so his gullibility was justified by naivete. This book kept me turning the pages, even though we know the outcome. I thought the author did a good research job, even if we will never quite understand why a person seems compelled to go to such extreme measures to find themselves. I also thought it completely stupid, and kind of egotistical to think you can go into the wild totally unprepared and survive. You must respect the wilderness. I think he got what he was asking for, sadly. The book is worth a resounding five stars. "
— Avel, 1/20/2014