Book Review - The Call of the Wild

The Call of the WildThe Call of the Wild by Jack London
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Intriguing and touching. The book is told to us from the point of view of Buck, a dog born into luxury before being sold by his owner who falls on hard times.

I constantly read parallels between Buck's story and those of slaves around the world. It was heart-breaking throughout. Following the blissful life Buck once lead, he's passed around many owners, some temperamental, others kindly, and he metamorphoses into a hard, almost cruel leader.

It's a touching story, brilliantly written. There's a pathos that runs throughout the story. The ending, however, befits the title rather than the story. It didn't quite segue as naturally as it could have. However, it was the best ending that Buck could get.

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