Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Adventure Stories

On the precipice of reading Into the Wild

Adventure stories have a certain allure that can't be denied.  A walk on the wild side is a treat when your average everyday ordinary life doesn't provide the adrenaline rushes that adventure and peril do.  Reading adventure stories or watching them in a movie or on T.V. are a vicarious experience that allows the audience to escape the ordinary for a little while.  So what's your favorite adventure story and Why? 

Share what you think!

Response to comment 1:
That is a great adventure story. That author (Michael Creighton) has another book called Eaters of the Dead that is based on a true story of a Muslim merchant/diplomat that is taken by Vikings while on a mission and his adventures (he kept a remarkable journal in real life). Thanks for the post! So true that connecting with history/imagination is exciting.