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

  • 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 ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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
    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 ...

    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...

    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! ...

  • Petra X
    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 ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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...

  • 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 ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog 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 ...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...