The Call of the Wild and Selected Stories: 100th Anniversary Ed.
London does great things with a relatively simple cast (I would love to meet Malemute Kid, personally). Admittedly, I liked some of the short stories best. They had a grit and realism to them that Call of the Wild seemed to lack, at least from Buck's perspective. London's ability to drop a whole set of characters through ice or detail the icy death of a man incapable of building a fire with his frozen finge ...more
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In fact, The Call of the Wild is very readable and enjoyable. It tilts a bit towards the hokey every now and then, admittedly, but London's genuine knowledge of northern environs and the bleak p ...more
Experiencing the life of a Yukon miner, influenced Jack London to write Call of the Wild. Jack London wrote this book telling reader about how hard life is in the Yukon. London wrote Call of the Wild in a very serious voice. Tryi ...more
This book is about stories with sledge dogs and gold diggers which take place in the northern wilderness. The writer succeeds in passing on to the reader the harsh circumstances under which men and dogs fought for survival and for a better life. It all comes down to kill or be killed and only the strongest survive. Having that in mind, the book could not omit including graphic images of animal abuse and dog fights and making an honorable mention of the loyalty and the devotion of these dogs and...more
The stories were at least an enjoyable read, and most of them were excellent. The only thing I did wrong was read this book in the winter. When you are already cold, it's not a lot of fun reading about people getting frostbite and freezi ...more
London does an amazing job of showing the brutality of nature and even more so brutality and love of humans. I am sure many people have cried over scenes in this book.
The selected stories in this book are also great, some are so sad showing how far man can go to survive.
"...he sings a song of the younger world, which is the song of the pack."
All great stories for lovers of Alaska. Jack London reads are a must for anyone loving wilderness adventure stories - old school.
London drew heavily on his life experiences in his writing. He spent ti ...more