'Take a trek with Buck the dog and await the call of the wild!
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 survival. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again?'
I enjoyed parts of this book.
I found this to be an interesting read for me. As it is a novella it was a quick read; I was able to finish it in one sitting which I am thankful for that as I found parts of this story hard to read.
Seeing the horrible environment that the dogs were in and reading about the violence and animal cruelty was a really difficult thing for me. The brutality becomes progressively worse as the story continues and the worse it got, the harder I found it to continue reading this story.
It is easy to see why this book is considered a classic but that doesn't make it an easy read. With such emotional content, it is a good thing that this is a novella as I am not sure I would have been able to handle to emotional toll of this story if it was a full novel.
Jack London's writing in this book was perfect. Even with all of this violence against animals, it was plain to see that the skill that London has as a writer. The descriptions and lyrical quality of his writing was absolutely beautiful.
The Call Of The Wild by Jack London is an interesting book that everyone should read at least once in their life.
Published by Geramie Kate Barker