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Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
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Apr 08, 2015

it was ok
bookshelves: essays-and-autobiographies, real-world, the-greensong
Read on January 01, 1994

While I love wolves and appreciate Mowat's passion on their behalf, there's something off-putting about his writing style. I'm not sure if it's the way he constructs the narrative (so that he himself is the star rather than the wolves) or his tone (which I felt, even at the age of 11, was rather smug and self-satisfied), but I found myself profoundly irritated throughout. It turns out he has a habit of "never let[ting] the facts get in the way of the truth" and that the events he recounts in the book may have been largely fabricated, which might explain some of the negative feelings his writing stirred up in me. Not a bad book, but not a classic either.
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