Monday, November 05, 2018

Six of the best books about adventure and exploration

David Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. His new book, The White Darkness, is a true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic.

One of Grann's six favorite books about adventure and exploration, as shared at The Week magazine:
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (1996).

With his unflinching honesty and his ability to grip the reader, Krakauer is a master of the modern true adventure story. His book Into Thin Air, about a Mount Everest climbing disaster, is among the best adventure stories written. But its predecessor, which tells the story of a young man who disappeared into the Alaskan wilderness, illuminates perhaps better than any book I've encountered why human beings are drawn to explore the unknown — and, in the process, themselves.
Read about another entry on the list.

Into the Wild is among Eleanor Muffitt's twelve "books that make you want to pack your bags and trot the globe" and Brian Payton's top ten books about Alaska.

--Marshal Zeringue