The Call of the Wild: Book Review

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The Call of the Wild: Book Review

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Mush dogs mush! "The Call of the Wild" is a must-read timeless classic.

Mush dogs mush! "The Call of the Wild" is a must-read timeless classic.

Mush dogs mush! "The Call of the Wild" is a must-read timeless classic.

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Jack London’s, The Call of the Wild , is a timeless classic about a domesticated dog’s return to the wilderness, where he develops the necessary survival skills to hunt and thrive. The book takes the reader on Buck’s journey from the safety of a cozy home to the wilderness of Canada, where he must learn the tricks of a sled dog and compete to be on top.

 

In this book, Jack London masters the art of suspense. Each time Buck is in peril, the book seems to slowly creep up to the climax of the encounter, which left me on the edge of my seat all throughout. London also makes the highlights of Buck’s journey memorable and resonate with the reader. Buck’s “transformation” from dog to wolf is put on center stage throughout the book, with characters noting his achievements and enhanced senses from when they first interacted with him. The phenomenal word choice made me want to keep reading and the author made me feel like I was right in the middle of the rivalry between Buck and his enemies, such as Spitz (the former lead dog) and the “Yeehats.”

 

This classic book is as close to perfect as a book can get! The masterful use of words and punctuation by Jack London keeps the reader engaged until the satisfying ending. All these factors rightfully give Jack London’s, The Call of the Wild, a ten out of ten! I would certainly recommend reading this book!

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