Jon Krakauer is one of my favorite authors, but I hadn’t read anything by him at the time Under The Banner of Heaven came out. And when I tried to read that book, of course I couldn’t because it had a million requests on it at the library where I work. I don’t buy many books anymore, so I grabbed Into The Wild just to get a taste of how Krakauer writes.
I was happily surprised, although the story of Chris McCandless is probably my least favorite.
If you’re new to Krakauer’s writing and aren’t sure where to start, I’ll give you a chronological list of the books he has published, and tell you that Into Thin Air is my favorite by far.
- Into The Wild
- Into Thin Air: A Personal Account Of The Mt. Everest Disaster
- Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
- Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
So far I’ve reviewed Into Thin Air and Where Men Win Glory on this blog. Those links will take you to my reviews.
So far, all of Jon’s books have gotten mixed reviews, but more positive than negative. Personally, I have thoroughly enjoyed each one and can’t wait to see what he does next.