The Stranger in the Woods Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Stranger in the Woods is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Amazing treatises on the virtues of solitude and the dilemma what we owe to society vs what we owe to ourselves to guarantee a live well lived on our terms. I couldn’t put this down.
Simple story that in the wrong hands would never have been told as skillfully and thoughtfully as this author has done. There's so little and so much to the central character, Chris Knight. As good or better than Into the Wild by John Krakauer.
The Stranger in the Woods
A Very good read. I highly recommend it. Especially to families or individuals who have autism and mental illness that runs in their families. As I've thought long and hard throughout the years about the science of psychology as relates to mental illness and autism this book gave me a whole new perspective. I felt it in my own gut as I read this account. It made me think about what could have been the motivation to begin with when Chris was a young boy, what his feelings might have been, the heart and gut felt emotions of Knight's life before his exile, during his time in the woods, after his capture and the little that was recorded about his life after going home and until his death, if in fact he is dead. Worth reading, for sure.
Amazing, interesting, well written.
I'll be buying another book by Michael Finkel soon.
I don't read books often but, after reading the article in GQ and hearing the stories on the local news channels I just had to read this book. I was very happy I did, what a great story with a sad ending. I cannot imagine spending that much time in solitude. That took great discipline.
With great insight to a troubled man. Well researched and edited. Good read.
Couldn't stop reading. Interesting from beginning to end.
By Don Sokol
Simply fantastic...my only question...Did anyone ever find the car he left 27 years ago
I live in the northeast that works in the construction industry that is nonstop chaos. Reading this excellent book makes one look this book with tremendous awe. Knight to me is vastly more interesting than the fraud celebrities we see and read about. Knight one day walked into the woods and stayed there for over 25 years. His story touch my heart and left me to wonder if the answers we so seek are the simple things in life.
I found this book immensely enjoyable, finishing it in just a few nights. Great writing, great story. Makes me want to be a hermit.