Rated of 5
Overly long magazine story
I've read everything Jon Krakauer has written, and have always enjoyed his books from the point of view of someone who spends a lot of time playing in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. His style always strikes me as a bit overblown however, like he's trying too hard to create great literature.
Into the Wild feels like an expanded magazine article. There's a lot of filler in this very short book. This is one of the few cases in my experience where I'd recommend the movie over the book.