In Into the Wild, Krakauer attempts to write a biography of a young man who he had never met, who did not leave much behind that he had written or gay had expressed his ideas. He develops this biography from interviews of people who had met Chris as well as supplementing with his own personal background and that other other adventurers.
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Into the Wild was a big success and continues to be widely read today. It spawned a major motion picture. The book's success is a testament to how Karakauer was able to explore the psyche of Chris Krakauer neither exalts Chris nor totally condemns Chris. We see a flawed adventurer who had the spirit of intellectual and spiritual exploration.