The book “The Stranger in the Woods” chronicles the life and extraordinary hermit period of Christopher Knight, who inhabited the woods of Maine for most of his life. The story is told as one that details the life of the “last real hermit”. Knight lived by burglarizing summer camp’s kitchens and food stuffs about forty times a year. His tenure in the woods before being caught was twenty seven years without medical care or attention. The author Michael Finked has a series of interviews with Knight but is ultimately unable to break through his obvious defensiveness toward others, which is to be expected coming from a man who spent twenty seven years alone.
- Michael Finkel is having breakfast when a loner hops out of his newsfeed and into his heart.
- With flawlessly edited hair and wearing father pants and glasses, Knight doesn’t look exceptionally loner y, however he admits to burglarizing camps
- Finkel, a columnist situated in Montana, feels two things perusing this neighborhood news story circulated around the web.
“At the jail, Finkel optimistically registers as a friend of the prisoner. He may as well be a torturer registering as a masseuse. Knight scowls through the partition glass at a point somewhere over the author’s shoulder, refusing eye contact or acknowledgment.”