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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    Dec 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! ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    WHO MOVED MY CHEEZ-ITS? By Judge Liberty Hardy For 27 years, the residents of the North Pond, Maine, lived in fear. A mysterious interloper robbed their homes repeatedly at random times. Children were scared to go to sleep at night, afraid of the mythical boogeyman who ?lived in ...

    Excellent book that didn't leave my hands until I finished it. Good writing and a compelling story. I cared about both of the men in the book, the sensitive hermit (Christopher Knight) from Maine, who just wanted to be left alone in his woods and the determined journalist who was tryin...

    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 ...

    It's possible that Knight believed he was one of the few sane people left. He was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer in exchange for money was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was dist...

    "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 ...

    ?There are no trails. Navigation, for nearly everyone, is a thrashing, branching snappy ordeal, and at dark the place seems impenetrable. This is when the hermit moves. He waits until midnight. Shoulders his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and sets out from camp. A penlight i...

    The second I finished this I wanted to procure a hermit permit. No; I'm only kidding. I'd die outside within a day. Two days tops. Plus, I wouldn't be able to steal from cabins/homes in fear of getting shot or being beaten to a bloody pulp by a wily person waiting for me sneakily. This...

    This book is fascinating. In 1986, Christopher Knight left society and took to the woods, not to come out again for 27 years. He wasn?t mentally ill, nothing tragic happened to send him into isolation, he just.... went. He never got sick because he never came into contact with...

  • 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 ...

  • Terri
    May 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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    WHO MOVED MY CHEEZ-ITS? By Judge Liberty Hardy For 27 years, the residents of the North Pond, Maine, lived in fear. A mysterious interloper robbed their homes repeatedly at random times. Children were scared to go to sleep at night, afraid of the mythical boogeyman who ?lived in ...

    Excellent book that didn't leave my hands until I finished it. Good writing and a compelling story. I cared about both of the men in the book, the sensitive hermit (Christopher Knight) from Maine, who just wanted to be left alone in his woods and the determined journalist who was tryin...

  • 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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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
    Jul 04, 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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    WHO MOVED MY CHEEZ-ITS? By Judge Liberty Hardy For 27 years, the residents of the North Pond, Maine, lived in fear. A mysterious interloper robbed their homes repeatedly at random times. Children were scared to go to sleep at night, afraid of the mythical boogeyman who ?lived in ...

    Excellent book that didn't leave my hands until I finished it. Good writing and a compelling story. I cared about both of the men in the book, the sensitive hermit (Christopher Knight) from Maine, who just wanted to be left alone in his woods and the determined journalist who was tryin...

    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 ...

    It's possible that Knight believed he was one of the few sane people left. He was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer in exchange for money was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was dist...

    "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 ...

  • 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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Jessaka
    Nov 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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    WHO MOVED MY CHEEZ-ITS? By Judge Liberty Hardy For 27 years, the residents of the North Pond, Maine, lived in fear. A mysterious interloper robbed their homes repeatedly at random times. Children were scared to go to sleep at night, afraid of the mythical boogeyman who ?lived in ...

    Excellent book that didn't leave my hands until I finished it. Good writing and a compelling story. I cared about both of the men in the book, the sensitive hermit (Christopher Knight) from Maine, who just wanted to be left alone in his woods and the determined journalist who was tryin...

    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 ...

    It's possible that Knight believed he was one of the few sane people left. He was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer in exchange for money was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was dist...

    "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 ...

    ?There are no trails. Navigation, for nearly everyone, is a thrashing, branching snappy ordeal, and at dark the place seems impenetrable. This is when the hermit moves. He waits until midnight. Shoulders his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and sets out from camp. A penlight i...

  • Renee
    Mar 10, 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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    WHO MOVED MY CHEEZ-ITS? By Judge Liberty Hardy For 27 years, the residents of the North Pond, Maine, lived in fear. A mysterious interloper robbed their homes repeatedly at random times. Children were scared to go to sleep at night, afraid of the mythical boogeyman who ?lived in ...

    Excellent book that didn't leave my hands until I finished it. Good writing and a compelling story. I cared about both of the men in the book, the sensitive hermit (Christopher Knight) from Maine, who just wanted to be left alone in his woods and the determined journalist who was tryin...

    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 ...

    It's possible that Knight believed he was one of the few sane people left. He was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer in exchange for money was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was dist...

  • 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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

  • 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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    WHO MOVED MY CHEEZ-ITS? By Judge Liberty Hardy For 27 years, the residents of the North Pond, Maine, lived in fear. A mysterious interloper robbed their homes repeatedly at random times. Children were scared to go to sleep at night, afraid of the mythical boogeyman who ?lived in ...

    Excellent book that didn't leave my hands until I finished it. Good writing and a compelling story. I cared about both of the men in the book, the sensitive hermit (Christopher Knight) from Maine, who just wanted to be left alone in his woods and the determined journalist who was tryin...

    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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

  • Wayne Barrett
    Jul 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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    WHO MOVED MY CHEEZ-ITS? By Judge Liberty Hardy For 27 years, the residents of the North Pond, Maine, lived in fear. A mysterious interloper robbed their homes repeatedly at random times. Children were scared to go to sleep at night, afraid of the mythical boogeyman who ?lived in ...

    Excellent book that didn't leave my hands until I finished it. Good writing and a compelling story. I cared about both of the men in the book, the sensitive hermit (Christopher Knight) from Maine, who just wanted to be left alone in his woods and the determined journalist who was tryin...

    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 ...

    It's possible that Knight believed he was one of the few sane people left. He was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer in exchange for money was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was dist...

    "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 ...

    ?There are no trails. Navigation, for nearly everyone, is a thrashing, branching snappy ordeal, and at dark the place seems impenetrable. This is when the hermit moves. He waits until midnight. Shoulders his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and sets out from camp. A penlight i...

    The second I finished this I wanted to procure a hermit permit. No; I'm only kidding. I'd die outside within a day. Two days tops. Plus, I wouldn't be able to steal from cabins/homes in fear of getting shot or being beaten to a bloody pulp by a wily person waiting for me sneakily. This...

    This book is fascinating. In 1986, Christopher Knight left society and took to the woods, not to come out again for 27 years. He wasn?t mentally ill, nothing tragic happened to send him into isolation, he just.... went. He never got sick because he never came into contact with...

    This is a very interesting story of a man who walked into the woods of Maine one day and never returned to civilization until captured 27 years later for breaking into nearby cabins for food. I travel to Maine every year to visit family and the one thing I always avoid is going there...

  • 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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

  • Noah Nichols
    Aug 04, 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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    WHO MOVED MY CHEEZ-ITS? By Judge Liberty Hardy For 27 years, the residents of the North Pond, Maine, lived in fear. A mysterious interloper robbed their homes repeatedly at random times. Children were scared to go to sleep at night, afraid of the mythical boogeyman who ?lived in ...

    Excellent book that didn't leave my hands until I finished it. Good writing and a compelling story. I cared about both of the men in the book, the sensitive hermit (Christopher Knight) from Maine, who just wanted to be left alone in his woods and the determined journalist who was tryin...

    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 ...

    It's possible that Knight believed he was one of the few sane people left. He was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer in exchange for money was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was dist...

    "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 ...

    ?There are no trails. Navigation, for nearly everyone, is a thrashing, branching snappy ordeal, and at dark the place seems impenetrable. This is when the hermit moves. He waits until midnight. Shoulders his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and sets out from camp. A penlight i...

    The second I finished this I wanted to procure a hermit permit. No; I'm only kidding. I'd die outside within a day. Two days tops. Plus, I wouldn't be able to steal from cabins/homes in fear of getting shot or being beaten to a bloody pulp by a wily person waiting for me sneakily. This...

  • Book of the Month
    Mar 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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    "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. ...

    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...

    Have you ever felt like getting away from the stress of modern life for a few days? Christopher Knight took that idea to the extreme, walking into the woods of Maine and living in isolation for 27 years. He was an introverted, intelligent twenty-year-old with a dry sense of humor. He h...

    ?...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...

    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...

    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 ...

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    WHO MOVED MY CHEEZ-ITS? By Judge Liberty Hardy For 27 years, the residents of the North Pond, Maine, lived in fear. A mysterious interloper robbed their homes repeatedly at random times. Children were scared to go to sleep at night, afraid of the mythical boogeyman who ?lived in ...

  • 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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...

    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...

    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...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Jan 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 ...

    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...

    FOUR STARS The audiobook is really great quality and I much preferred listening to reading this one. Despite the Goodreads summary, this is not even comparable to Jon Krakauer's novel, Into the Wild. Where that book was deeply moving with a profound statement to make, this book fee...