/ Into the wild: Jon Krakauer
"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
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?
Yes' but i'd probably avoid the iron heel to start with - an unrelentingly pessimistic book
its good, just not typical
Thanks for the recommendations I shall have a shuffdy for some JL!
Read the book and watched the film last week, worth watching its a good movie.
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