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Call of the Wild and White Fang

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  • Posted June 17, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Jack London's The Call of the Wild and White Fang

    Lately I have been picking up many Barnes and Nobles classics for their great price and better than average quality. So a couple weeks ago I went to Barnes and Noble and picked up the very book I am reviewing. I looked at the appealing price (Eight dollars), the fact that it was a hardcover, and the nice ruffled paper. I started reading it a few days later and finished it in three days flat. I was taken into the frigid and brutal Alaskan wilderness and followed the dogs that Jack London created. I thought it was a great book overall. It has an interesting setting and time (the Klondike gold rush), and was written well, in my opinion. Now if you like dogs, then this book will be a more meaningful and powerful read for you. Now there was some brutal parts in the book(No spoilers, dont worry), but I think that Jack London included them to show the power of nature and give you a different feeling of the book. Now a big thing that I have learned with Barnes and Noble classics in general is that one should read the Introduction AFTER reading the book (Do I smell a paradox?). For some odd reason Barnes and Noble feels the need to spoil the entire story before you even hit page one. The introduction gives away the plot, many events, and, basically, just made you waste eight dollars if you got the book for enjoyment only. I really think they should make it a Conclusion.But, the Introduction is very helpful for giving one a better understanding of the book, and I, personally find it quite interesting and find it helps connect some "dots" of the book if I read the Introduction AFTER I have read the book in full. Now if you are reading this review, you may have noticed that it is "out of stock" or something to that degree (It is as I am writing this). If I am correct, I remember looking at a hardcover Barnes and Noble classics named "The Count of Monte Cristo," and it said the same thing(out of stock). But when I checked a couple weeks later it was "in stock." So if one really wants this book, it should, if I am correct, be "in stock" in some weeks. If not, just buy the paperback copy. The paper is good and the only difference is that its not a hardcover (Did I mention its cheaper?)

    So, in summary: Great Book,great value, and read the Introduction after reading the book.

    Hope you like it as much as I did :)

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Excellent excellent excellent.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2009

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    It'll do

    this book was very abnormal. I didn't like how the main characters were dogs and. Some of the scenes were very gruesome. I understand how their dogs but I didn't like how they made it hard to understand. I think it was cruel when they were beating the dog. I don't recomend this book to people who are into love and happiness. It is about dogs and blood.

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

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    its okay

    The "Call of the Wild" was very grewsome and bloody. I would not reccomend it to some people, i would reccomend it to people that like abuse and bloddy scenes. Over all, I am not glad I read it cause I dont really like these sorts of things. I also dont like this book because it hurts me to know that the dogs get abused. I would not recommend this book to basically anyone.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    Call of the Wild

    Call of the Wild has a good plot because it is exciting. I thought it was a really good book. The mean idea is told by Buck, a mixed breed who is a sled dog. From his point of view, he is trying to show the world in a dog's eyes. It was written in the early 1890's by Jack London. Young readers are attracted to this story. Jack London is a suspenceful authur.<BR/> Judge Miller is the original owner of Buck until he is sold enormous times, he is taught the law of club and fang. Buck goes days without food, water, and sleep. Spitz the head leader is visous and cruel to the other sled dogs. He killed Curly in a fight for food, and Buck told himself that he would never let that happen to him. Spitz instigated Buck to fight and one day they finally did. Buck had won the big fight. He became the head dog and wouldnt let Francios put him in any other position.<BR/> John Thorton saves Bucks life when he is getting beaten by Charles and Hal by taking him when he refuses to cross the Unfrozen river. He saved John Thorton's life 3 times. He also pulls 1,000 pounds of flour for John Thorton, when he placed a bet. Buck realizes what love is for the first time. Will he answer the call, or stay with John Thorton...read and find out.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

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    Kiana's Review

    The Call of the Wild is really amazing. When I read this novel I figured the main idea was whether or not a dog named Buck would answer his call of wild. Jack London probably wrote this novel to entertain the reader. Buck is kidnapped and begins an adventure after becoming a sled dog. I liked the way London created his characters. For example when François speaks he uses dialect. I would compare this book with 101 Dalmatians but with a little more exciment. I think they are alike because they are both dog stories but the call of the wild has more description of the fights. Overall I think many readers should read this book. I would give this novel five stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    okay, but not fantastic

    It was an okay book, I must admit, but the story line was very poor. It seemed as if the call of the wild had no point to it, at all. His descriptions and everything were all right, I mean it kept you reading, but his plot was very messy, especially in call of the wild. It seemed as though it lead you to nothing, really. I must admit, White Fang had a better ending, a little more planned out than Call of the Wild, but they both almost seemed the same. It was all right, don't get me wrong, it all seemed planned out carefully to start with, up until the end. I don't get why it became a classic, but it was still an okay read. Hey, a pretty good write for a crazy, suicidal author.

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