In Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer presents the story in non-chronological order.  What are the advantages/disadvantages of this narrative choice?

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Chris McCandless' story is one that was popular in the media for a time, and so many people who would later read Into the Wild had a basic familiarity with the end result of his story.  By starting with...

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Krakauer also wrote backwards (writing the death first) in order to grab the attention of a reader who was NOT familiar with McCandless' situation.

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