Wild: A Journey from Book to Book

Wild: Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed

During the course of reading Wild, I have quite often paused to research the Pacific Crest Trail and found it far more interesting than Cheryl’s narration.

The whole prospect of Cheryl’s journey is actually more interesting that her journey itself in this case. The drama behind the reason for the journey is not dramatic enough…well, it is but the way it is laid out it makes it bland, unremarkable and unmemorable. The story is told in a matter-of-fact way that is making this epic journey sounds like a walk in a park on Sunday afternoon with flowers blooming and birds chirping. It is a shame.  She has achieved something incredible but this unfortunately is not coming out from the pages.

I do love the father speech though…

”The father’s job is to teach his children how to be warriors, to give them confidence to get on the horse and ride into battle when it’s necessary to do so. If you don’t get that from your father, you have to teach yourself.”

”To heal the wound your father made, you’re going to have to get on that horse and ride into battle like a warrior.”