The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality--not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massac Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man ...

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Title:The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Author:Michael Finkel
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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit Reviews

  • JanB
    Mar 30, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

    The extreme examples in life interest me. Those who climb mountains, strike their own path, live through tragedy, walk into the wilderness alone. This true story about Christopher Knight is like that last example. What I didn?t know before reading the book is that Chris actually live...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid lonliness at all costs, but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less we are able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets. Some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only tru...

    I started this book and finished within 24 hours. It's absolutely fascinating. I do not think that it was acceptable to steal from others but it's pretty amazing that this guy stayed off the grid for 27 years. This book was so interesting. It has taken alot of self-control not to tell ...

    3.5 stars This is the story of Christopher Thomas Knight, also known as 'The North Pond Hermit', who lived in the Maine woods, without human interaction, for 27 years - from 1986 until 2013. Christopher Thomas Knight ***** Christopher Thomas Knight grew up in in the ...

    4+? The words Extraordinary Story in the subtitle were certainly applicable with this one. A young man drives as far as his car will take him, then abandons it, walking into the woods where he will live hidden for 27 years. To avoid detection, he leaves no footprints, never buildin...

    For twenty-seven years so-called hermit Christopher Knight lived in the middle of uninhabited woodlands in Maine. He ?chose to disappear well within the bounds of society. . . He wasn?t so much removed from humanity as sitting on the sidelines. (53)? He stole what he needed to su...

    This author pushed hard to get this story. Almost too hard considering the cognition and emotive perceptions and receptive states of the hermit of this book's subject, Christopher Knight. And the title? Is he really the "last true" hermit? I completely doubt that and if he could do if ...

    3.5 stars Haven't we all at one time or another just wanted to escape and get away from the noise and hustle and bustle of modern life? Maybe for a week or two. And maybe with a spouse or friend. Christopher Knight did just that - except he lived totally alone for 27 years in the wo...

  • Diane
    May 20, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

  • Elyse Walters
    Jun 05, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Apr 26, 2018

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

  • Petra Eggs
    Mar 29, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

  • Eve
    Apr 09, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

  • Darlene
    Jun 22, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Apr 13, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

  • Barbara
    May 26, 2018

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

    The extreme examples in life interest me. Those who climb mountains, strike their own path, live through tragedy, walk into the wilderness alone. This true story about Christopher Knight is like that last example. What I didn?t know before reading the book is that Chris actually live...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid lonliness at all costs, but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less we are able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets. Some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only tru...

    I started this book and finished within 24 hours. It's absolutely fascinating. I do not think that it was acceptable to steal from others but it's pretty amazing that this guy stayed off the grid for 27 years. This book was so interesting. It has taken alot of self-control not to tell ...

    3.5 stars This is the story of Christopher Thomas Knight, also known as 'The North Pond Hermit', who lived in the Maine woods, without human interaction, for 27 years - from 1986 until 2013. Christopher Thomas Knight ***** Christopher Thomas Knight grew up in in the ...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 20, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

  • Melanie
    Jul 23, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

    The extreme examples in life interest me. Those who climb mountains, strike their own path, live through tragedy, walk into the wilderness alone. This true story about Christopher Knight is like that last example. What I didn?t know before reading the book is that Chris actually live...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid lonliness at all costs, but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less we are able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets. Some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only tru...

  • Ammar
    Apr 03, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

  • Ashley Brooks
    Mar 29, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 02, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

  • Betsy Robinson
    Oct 11, 2018

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

    The extreme examples in life interest me. Those who climb mountains, strike their own path, live through tragedy, walk into the wilderness alone. This true story about Christopher Knight is like that last example. What I didn?t know before reading the book is that Chris actually live...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid lonliness at all costs, but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less we are able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets. Some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only tru...

    I started this book and finished within 24 hours. It's absolutely fascinating. I do not think that it was acceptable to steal from others but it's pretty amazing that this guy stayed off the grid for 27 years. This book was so interesting. It has taken alot of self-control not to tell ...

    3.5 stars This is the story of Christopher Thomas Knight, also known as 'The North Pond Hermit', who lived in the Maine woods, without human interaction, for 27 years - from 1986 until 2013. Christopher Thomas Knight ***** Christopher Thomas Knight grew up in in the ...

    4+? The words Extraordinary Story in the subtitle were certainly applicable with this one. A young man drives as far as his car will take him, then abandons it, walking into the woods where he will live hidden for 27 years. To avoid detection, he leaves no footprints, never buildin...

    For twenty-seven years so-called hermit Christopher Knight lived in the middle of uninhabited woodlands in Maine. He ?chose to disappear well within the bounds of society. . . He wasn?t so much removed from humanity as sitting on the sidelines. (53)? He stole what he needed to su...

  • Julie
    Apr 01, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

  • Connie
    Mar 25, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

  • Britany
    Aug 31, 2018

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

    The extreme examples in life interest me. Those who climb mountains, strike their own path, live through tragedy, walk into the wilderness alone. This true story about Christopher Knight is like that last example. What I didn?t know before reading the book is that Chris actually live...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid lonliness at all costs, but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less we are able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets. Some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only tru...

    I started this book and finished within 24 hours. It's absolutely fascinating. I do not think that it was acceptable to steal from others but it's pretty amazing that this guy stayed off the grid for 27 years. This book was so interesting. It has taken alot of self-control not to tell ...

    3.5 stars This is the story of Christopher Thomas Knight, also known as 'The North Pond Hermit', who lived in the Maine woods, without human interaction, for 27 years - from 1986 until 2013. Christopher Thomas Knight ***** Christopher Thomas Knight grew up in in the ...

    4+? The words Extraordinary Story in the subtitle were certainly applicable with this one. A young man drives as far as his car will take him, then abandons it, walking into the woods where he will live hidden for 27 years. To avoid detection, he leaves no footprints, never buildin...

    For twenty-seven years so-called hermit Christopher Knight lived in the middle of uninhabited woodlands in Maine. He ?chose to disappear well within the bounds of society. . . He wasn?t so much removed from humanity as sitting on the sidelines. (53)? He stole what he needed to su...

    This author pushed hard to get this story. Almost too hard considering the cognition and emotive perceptions and receptive states of the hermit of this book's subject, Christopher Knight. And the title? Is he really the "last true" hermit? I completely doubt that and if he could do if ...

    3.5 stars Haven't we all at one time or another just wanted to escape and get away from the noise and hustle and bustle of modern life? Maybe for a week or two. And maybe with a spouse or friend. Christopher Knight did just that - except he lived totally alone for 27 years in the wo...

    Such a fascinating book, I absolutely tore through it, despite feeling it was a flawed depiction. The author over-romanticises his subject, portraying him as a philosopher-monk who "lived for a living" (um, nope - he stole for his living) and who "observed modern life and recoiled ...

    This was a fascinating read. Christopher Knight went on a road trip from Maine to Florida and back again when he decided in wanted to be alone in the woods. He literally pulled over and left his car and walked into the woods, not to emerge again for 27 years. Michael Finkel writes C...

  • Sam Quixote
    Apr 13, 2018

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

  • Char
    Dec 21, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

  • Marchpane
    Mar 25, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

    The extreme examples in life interest me. Those who climb mountains, strike their own path, live through tragedy, walk into the wilderness alone. This true story about Christopher Knight is like that last example. What I didn?t know before reading the book is that Chris actually live...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid lonliness at all costs, but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less we are able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets. Some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only tru...

    I started this book and finished within 24 hours. It's absolutely fascinating. I do not think that it was acceptable to steal from others but it's pretty amazing that this guy stayed off the grid for 27 years. This book was so interesting. It has taken alot of self-control not to tell ...

    3.5 stars This is the story of Christopher Thomas Knight, also known as 'The North Pond Hermit', who lived in the Maine woods, without human interaction, for 27 years - from 1986 until 2013. Christopher Thomas Knight ***** Christopher Thomas Knight grew up in in the ...

    4+? The words Extraordinary Story in the subtitle were certainly applicable with this one. A young man drives as far as his car will take him, then abandons it, walking into the woods where he will live hidden for 27 years. To avoid detection, he leaves no footprints, never buildin...

    For twenty-seven years so-called hermit Christopher Knight lived in the middle of uninhabited woodlands in Maine. He ?chose to disappear well within the bounds of society. . . He wasn?t so much removed from humanity as sitting on the sidelines. (53)? He stole what he needed to su...

    This author pushed hard to get this story. Almost too hard considering the cognition and emotive perceptions and receptive states of the hermit of this book's subject, Christopher Knight. And the title? Is he really the "last true" hermit? I completely doubt that and if he could do if ...

    3.5 stars Haven't we all at one time or another just wanted to escape and get away from the noise and hustle and bustle of modern life? Maybe for a week or two. And maybe with a spouse or friend. Christopher Knight did just that - except he lived totally alone for 27 years in the wo...

    Such a fascinating book, I absolutely tore through it, despite feeling it was a flawed depiction. The author over-romanticises his subject, portraying him as a philosopher-monk who "lived for a living" (um, nope - he stole for his living) and who "observed modern life and recoiled ...

  • Laura
    Mar 24, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

    The extreme examples in life interest me. Those who climb mountains, strike their own path, live through tragedy, walk into the wilderness alone. This true story about Christopher Knight is like that last example. What I didn?t know before reading the book is that Chris actually live...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid lonliness at all costs, but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less we are able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets. Some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only tru...

    I started this book and finished within 24 hours. It's absolutely fascinating. I do not think that it was acceptable to steal from others but it's pretty amazing that this guy stayed off the grid for 27 years. This book was so interesting. It has taken alot of self-control not to tell ...

  • F
    Mar 29, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

  • Jeanette
    Apr 05, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

    The extreme examples in life interest me. Those who climb mountains, strike their own path, live through tragedy, walk into the wilderness alone. This true story about Christopher Knight is like that last example. What I didn?t know before reading the book is that Chris actually live...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid lonliness at all costs, but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less we are able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets. Some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only tru...

    I started this book and finished within 24 hours. It's absolutely fascinating. I do not think that it was acceptable to steal from others but it's pretty amazing that this guy stayed off the grid for 27 years. This book was so interesting. It has taken alot of self-control not to tell ...

    3.5 stars This is the story of Christopher Thomas Knight, also known as 'The North Pond Hermit', who lived in the Maine woods, without human interaction, for 27 years - from 1986 until 2013. Christopher Thomas Knight ***** Christopher Thomas Knight grew up in in the ...

    4+? The words Extraordinary Story in the subtitle were certainly applicable with this one. A young man drives as far as his car will take him, then abandons it, walking into the woods where he will live hidden for 27 years. To avoid detection, he leaves no footprints, never buildin...

    For twenty-seven years so-called hermit Christopher Knight lived in the middle of uninhabited woodlands in Maine. He ?chose to disappear well within the bounds of society. . . He wasn?t so much removed from humanity as sitting on the sidelines. (53)? He stole what he needed to su...

    This author pushed hard to get this story. Almost too hard considering the cognition and emotive perceptions and receptive states of the hermit of this book's subject, Christopher Knight. And the title? Is he really the "last true" hermit? I completely doubt that and if he could do if ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Jun 25, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

  • Cathrine ☯️
    Oct 29, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

    The extreme examples in life interest me. Those who climb mountains, strike their own path, live through tragedy, walk into the wilderness alone. This true story about Christopher Knight is like that last example. What I didn?t know before reading the book is that Chris actually live...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid lonliness at all costs, but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less we are able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets. Some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only tru...

    I started this book and finished within 24 hours. It's absolutely fascinating. I do not think that it was acceptable to steal from others but it's pretty amazing that this guy stayed off the grid for 27 years. This book was so interesting. It has taken alot of self-control not to tell ...

    3.5 stars This is the story of Christopher Thomas Knight, also known as 'The North Pond Hermit', who lived in the Maine woods, without human interaction, for 27 years - from 1986 until 2013. Christopher Thomas Knight ***** Christopher Thomas Knight grew up in in the ...

    4+? The words Extraordinary Story in the subtitle were certainly applicable with this one. A young man drives as far as his car will take him, then abandons it, walking into the woods where he will live hidden for 27 years. To avoid detection, he leaves no footprints, never buildin...

  • Brandice
    Apr 19, 2018

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

  • Ron
    Oct 29, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...

    Christopher Knight walked into the woods of Maine and lived in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He had been brought up in a family that prided themselves on their practical skills and self-reliance, and set up a camp ...

    "Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all cost; but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally... some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is." This incredible book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story o...

    In 1986, 20 year-old Chris Knight walked into the Maine woods and didn?t emerge for the next 27 YEARS! He made camp at a hidden spot near a place called North Pond and survived by repeatedly burglarising the surrounding cabins, most of which were uninhabited for much of the year. Ast...

    3.5/5 stars. This book has me conflicted! I listened to it, narrated by Mark Bramhall, and he was excellent. What follows are my thoughts on this book while trying to avoid spoilers, (even though the synopsis tells a lot already). Perhaps my feelings will become more clear as I wri...

    This story is Fascinating! I truly enjoy my fair share of alone time and being independent - I?m just fine with silence, but could not fathom doing it for 27 years, alone, in the woods, with no technology and barely encountering just 3 people in that time period. Christopher Knight t...

    ?...sometime in the 1990s, he encountered a hiker walking in the woods. ?What did you say?? asks Vance. ?I said, 'Hi,'? Knight replies. Other than that single syllable, he insists, he had not spoken with or touched another human being, until this evening, for twenty-seven y...

    The extreme examples in life interest me. Those who climb mountains, strike their own path, live through tragedy, walk into the wilderness alone. This true story about Christopher Knight is like that last example. What I didn?t know before reading the book is that Chris actually live...

  • Michael Finkel
    Apr 11, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

  • Sheri
    May 21, 2017

    Four stars, just. There were two stories here, but the author only told one. I understand why but I am frustrated so I added, 'just'. All-American kid age 20 abandons his new car and wanders off into the woods to live alone and make a career out of burglary. Strange eh? Not half so ...

    This book has left me with intensely conflicted feelings. For a while I felt like I'd be rating this quite highly. The story of Christopher Knight is fascinating. However, the motives of the author are questionable at best and his behavior is positively icky. It didn?t dawn on ...

    Wow! This book . . . I couldn't even put it down! This is the story about Christopher Thomas Knight who at 20 years old, walked into the woods and ever came out until he was caught at 47 years old. He lived in the Maine woods for all of those years in bad weather and in good weathe...

    I greatly appreciate all of the reviews here -- even the bad ones! (Though, I admit, it's sometimes a bit painful to read them.) There are so many books out there, I am grateful that you've chosen to take a peek at "The Stranger in the Woods." It took me three years of full-time wor...

    Christopher Knight is possibly the most solitary known person in history. Capturing Knight after 27 years..... known as the "North Pond Hermit" was like "netting a giant squid". When captured he was wearing a pair of LandsEnd jeans - size 38 - with a brown belt: Stollen goods! ...

    *looks around at high ratings on Goodreads* *Decides to still review this stinking ass book* Okay, so when I first starting reading this book I actually liked it. It tells the story of a shy man who just decides to leave civilization one day and head off into the woods. He...

    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel is a 2017 Knopf publication. Is it fact or fiction? I don?t suppose this story ever showed up on my Newsfeed here in Texas, or if it did, it didn?t register with me at the time. But...

    At the age of twenty, Christopher Knight, leaves his large though taciturn family, his job, and society as a whole and disappears into the Maine woods. He will live within a short distance from others but make no personal contact, will steal what he needs from cabins left empty from th...

    Excellent account of somebody's choice to live isolated from society. The irony is that although the ?hermit? (Christopher Knight) despised the idea of being part of a community he still was completely dependent on society for food and supplies and resorted to regularly stealing...

    This book was so fascinating and engrossing that I had to give it five stars. The Stranger in the Woods is the unbelievable-but-true story of Christopher Knight, who in 1986 decided to go into the Maine woods and live alone in the forest. He wasn't discovered until 2013, when he was...

    Michael Finkel's The Stranger in the Woods is the mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight's disappearance into Maine's forests for 27 years. For reasons Knight himself never fully articulates, he abandoned civilization for a hermit's life in his early twenties. Knight made his home i...

    "Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self." Can you think of a time when you isolated yourself for some quiet time? No communication with the outside world...

    I was sent this book from Goodreads. I really enjoyed this book. More than I thought I would. Really interesting. ...

    Interesting and thought provoking story. While you may go into this thinking the hermit has issues, you will come out of it thinking the author also has issues. I?m glad I read it and would recommend it just for the thought provoking content. ...