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Never Cry Wolf

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  • Posted February 9, 2010

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    Wonderful and insightful!

    As someone who enjoys a touching story of survival and commitment, Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat, was a prefect book for me. I truly enjoyed the refreshing humor that Mowat brings to his story. This book opens your eyes and your heart to the other relationships you can have with another species. In the beginning, Farley opens up about his life and the reasons behind his profession. He uses his humor as a way to suck you right into the story. Throughout the book, as he gains the relationships with his wolf counterparts, you really become attached to the story and Farley. You start to understand his intentions, and you start to really create your own relationships with the wolves he comes upon. You go on a emotional rollercoaster with Farley as he leads you throughout his life. It truly is a story for the animal lovers of the world. Also this book is for anyone who enjoys connecting to real people and who like relating to other peoples lives. One thing I would say though is that if you do not enjoy animals, or cannot relate with the wilderness, this book is probably not for you. It will probably be hard for you to really get into the book and get the terrific message the Mowat is trying to get across to you. You will probably also not appreciate the insightful information he gives to you about wolves throughout the story. I would give this book an overall rating of a 7. If you did enjoy this story, I would also recommend anything else by Farley Mowat, or The Call of the Wild written by Jack London.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2009

    GREAT BOOK!!!!

    This book was good, dont bother reading bad reviews on books, especially if you see alot of good reviews. There always has to be a critic, and thats how this world is. I read this book not interested in it at all, I got it to read for school, and ended up loving it. It's a very interesting and nondull book. If you dont like wolves do like them, you should read it, wolves aren't dangerous. We make them out to be...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2007

    Great Informational Book

    It was a very interesting book whether you like wolves or not, but if you dont like them, you'll see your opinion change as you read this book. One person commented that the facts are wrong, which is incorrect. If you reaserch them on the internet, you'll find that they have been proven correct.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2005

    False

    If you do research on Mowat, you will see that infact, this book has many untrue facts. Although it is a very entertaining read, many of the 'facts' about wolves are indeed fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2002

    Nature In Its Deepest Sense

    I have never read a book that has bought me so close to nature as it actually exists in the uninhabited areas around our world as Never Cry Wolf did. This book, written by Farley Mowat, brings you right into his experience during his wolf studies and actually makes you feel like your right next to him observing the wolves. But what this book does the best job of showing is the true relationships between humans and animals and wrong assumptions and treatments by humans that don?t understand nature itself. The content of this book is almost all with nature. You see nature in its true form through Farley?s eyes as he lives in it and studies it from a biologist?s point of view. This book also talks about how intricate the whole nature system really is and brings up the idea that we will probably never be able to completely understand it. In this autobiography of part of his life, Farley is given a problem. He is supposed to prove that wolves are responsible for the declining in the Caribou herd in northern Canada and is supposed to come up with solutions to this problem. As Farley does his studies, he quickly finds out that it isn?t the wolves that are causing the problems at all; it?s a different creature, one that will take no fault for any problems occurring in nature. And now it?s his job to try and open the eyes of the unknowing public, otherwise the animal kingdom could be changed for good in northern Canada. This book is absolutely outstanding. First of all, its written on a topic that is incredibly fascinating to most people, and what makes it even better is that this is a true story, its not made up. Secondly what makes this book great is the awesome story is told straight from the guy who lived it, so every single detail is mentioned and nothing is left out. Due to these details, this book keeps you write on the edge of your seat throughout the whole story and makes you feel like you are right there, in northern Canada. The other also does a very good job of keeping the abstract subject, the fact that humans view nature wrongly, alive throughout the entire novel and not leading of on tangents that don?t relate to the subject of the book. The theme of this book is basically that humans trying to have an impact on nature and trying to make it better can actually have a very, very negative effect. If the wilderness society that Farley worked for had gone ahead with there original plans and not sent Farley out to study, they would have been killing thousands of wolves, which actually would have made the Caribou herd struggle even more. This book proves to us that nature is far to complex for us to ever completely understand, and that since we cannot understand it, we should just act as the part of nature that we are, instead of trying to run or control it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2001

    Very Amazing Book and Movie

    As I watched the Movie in one of my classes, I really liked the beggining where hths supplies were dropped because there was too much weight. This is a great eye opener to all those that seen to think that the Wolve that live in the high arctic aren't infact that bad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2000

    Interesting Book

    In this book a naturalist is sent to Alaska to see if the wolves are really a threat to society and eating up all of the caribu. At first this book is boring and you will want to put it down, but don't give up because it will become very interesting soon. He does wierd things living with the wolves and even eats what they do. I thought that this book opened my eyes to the wolves and now I realize that they are not as harmful as everyone thinks that they are. If you like Non-fiction stories I would recommend this story. Farley Mowat goes out of his way to include humor in his book even though it is true, it is highly unimaginable. At the end of the book this story has a sad but true and unexpected ending.

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