It’s really interesting to see how Chris McCandless’ death continues to haunt Jon Krakauer. It’s what separates him from other nonfiction writers to my mind. (More on the state of nonfiction in a later post. Hint: RadioLab has jumped the shark.)
The L.A. Times has a short article, with lots of great links, about [the rise in popularity of long-form non-fiction](http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2011/07/calls-for-longform-nonfiction.html). If the monograph is dead, as many lament, viva the readable book!