Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Call of the Wild by Jack London
Page Count: 172
Published: 1903
Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survivial. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of…
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The Call of the Wild

Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound ...

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Oh Dear…I don’t think I liked this book…at least not as much as I though I should or as much as others do. The story was really good and had a somewhat happy ending….but there was so much death, abuse and other negative things. I almost DNF this book because I could barely stand the dog beating. I think I actually regret reading it. Too much death….I was hoping for a lighthearted adventure… 🙁 Maybe my mood wasn’t right for reading it at this time.

As for the story, without the abusive parts, It was pretty good. I really liked Buck and his sense of honor, adventure and his voice overall. I’m glad it ended sorta ok for him atleast. The writing was ok too….but the last few chapters seemed really rush and without as much detail compared to the first chapters. Its a really small book that covers many years…so the details level isn’t extremely high…but I liked the writing overall.

I’ve considered reading White Fang…but I may have to avoid it if its similar to this. :/ This will probably be a good book for someone less sensitive than me.

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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