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Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
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Dec 04, 11


This is an incredibly funny book. Farley Mowat has a wonderful way with an anecdote, and this book, about his year or two spent in the Canadian arctic studying a pack of wolves, provides him with numerous stories to relate dryly and with great panache. Along the way, he learns a great deal about the reality of wolf lives, their family lives, their attitude toward humans (the story of his first meetings with the wolf family he ends up studying, in which his stomach growlings plays a major part, is great fun), their food and drink, and if you don't finish the book feeling a real sympathy for wolves in general, then you haven't been paying attention. As Mowat says at one point late in the book, "There is no authentic report of wolves ever having killed a human being in the Canadian North; although there must have been times when the temptation was well-nigh irresistible." A witty, laugh out loud book with a real sense of place and time, this is a keeper.
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