/ Into the wild: Jon Krakauer

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Sammy the Shammy on 18 Apr 2008
Bought this on Monday and 1/2 way through - really enjoying it! Never read any Jack London - should I?
Clint86 - on 18 Apr 2008
In reply to Sammy the Shammy: Call of the Wild, the Sea Wolf, and read a bit about his life. Both books very good.

"I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time"

Jack London (1876 - 1916
Sammy the Shammy on 18 Apr 2008
In reply to Deek:

I get the impression from what I've read so far in ITW that London didn't live his own life in a way that was anywhere near the way he wrote about life?
BelleVedere on 18 Apr 2008
In reply to Sammy the Shammy:


Yes' but i'd probably avoid the iron heel to start with - an unrelentingly pessimistic book

its good, just not typical
OMR - on 18 Apr 2008
In reply to Sammy the Shammy: Try finding John Barleycorn: it's about how he became an alcoholic and his fight with alcoholism, but it tells a rip roaring tale of his own life which is a great read - and isn't depressing or self-pitying at all. The short stories are good too.
Sammy the Shammy on 18 Apr 2008
In reply to Sammy the Shammy:

Thanks for the recommendations I shall have a shuffdy for some JL!
Marc C - on 18 Apr 2008
In reply to Sammy the Shammy: I loved Call of the Wild and White Fang when I was a kid.
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marin on 18 Apr 2008 - gateway-101.energis.gsi.gov.uk
In reply to Sammy the Shammy:
Read the book and watched the film last week, worth watching its a good movie.

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