JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition
About the Book:
Title: JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition
Author: Yossi Ghinsberg, Daniel Radcliffe (Foreword), Greg McLean (Introduction)
Pub. Date: October 17, 2017
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.
The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.
Yossi Ghinsberg is an Israeli adventurer, author, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and motivational speaker based in Australia.
Ghinsberg is most known for his survival story of when he was stranded in an uncharted part of the Bolivian Amazon jungle for three weeks in 1981.
Yossi’s book ‘Jungle,’ is published in over 20 languages and distributed worldwide with millions of copies sold. Published by Random House, Pan Macmillan, National Geographic, Penguin, Summersdale and Skyhorse amongst others and critically reviewed and acclaimed by the LA Times, The Washington Post, CNN and may others.
The book’s adaptation was one of the core episodes for a Discovery Channel acclaimed series “I shouldn’t Be Alive”. And in April 2017 a motion picture based on ‘Jungle’ premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Yossi.
PLEASE WELCOME YOSSI TO BOOKHOUNDS ya
What books did you read as a child that inspired you to write?
I was an avid reader, i would read all the time. At school under the table reading classics such as Irving Stone’s Michaelangelo, I read the entire writings of Plutarch still one of the more inspiring writings i ever read. Same for Homer’s Iliad i read it so many times i think there is a phrase of it in my book jungle describing the rosy fingers of the sunrise. When the movie came out I refused to see it, couldn’t accept that Brad Pitt will now penetrate my head has the father of all heroes, Achilles or Eric Bana as the mighty Ajax, the images I had for them in my heads were precious. I read Don Quixote many times, I remember one time at 2am my father came rushing into my room and slapped me twice hard. I was laughing so hard reading I woke my parents up. And I read all the writings of Steinbeck, Hemingway, Twain, and so much more, in fact I read them all. Zorba the Greek by Kazantzakis is a book I read more than 20 times thus far and same is true to Frank Herbert’s Dune. When it came to adventures, I loved Shackleton’s Endurance, still the most unbelievable survival story ever! And the journals of Colonel Perci Harrison Fawcett these inspired my imagination and made me decide I will be an explorer myself and a famous writer as well. However by far the greatest influence on me was Papillon by Henri Charrière – I read it transfixed, it was written from the heart, a storyteller not an author and the trials of this man, the strength of the humane spirit but more than all his adventures in the Venezuelan Amazon were a direct influence on me and my writing of ‘Jungle’.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of the JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition, US Only.
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