Novel Title : The Call of the Wild
Author : Jack London
Publication Date : 1903
Review – No one has succeeded in capturing the brutal side of wildlife so accurately as Jack London did. This novel is truly fabulous and highly recommended to the readers who love reading wildlife stories. Though I am not so interested in reading wildlife stories, but “Call of the Wild” was so engrossing from start to finish that I couldn’t set my eyes off from the book.
This novel revolves around a sheepdog named Buck who suffers the inhuman pain inflicted by the human race during the Klondike gold rush. Buck’s smooth and happy life is disrupted by Manuel, a greedy gardener who kidnaps Buck and sells him off to sled dog drivers and thus begins the life of hardship and pain for this sheepdog. Buck has to undergo countless cruel tortures inflicted by the human race and how he succeeds to adapt himself to the inhuman world is well described in the 1903 novel “Call of the Wild”.
Right from the first chapter where Buck is lovingly brought up by Judge Miller, his first owner to the fast paced climax where John Thornton, his other master who is brutally murdered by the Indian tribes, every instance in this novel is fast-paced and seen through eyes of Buck, the sheep dog. Though this novel is bit lengthy, but the story telling of Jack London is so absorbing that you stay glued to the book.
“The Call of the wild” is considered as one of the most literary gem in the world of literature which narrated the bonding between a wild life creäture and human beings. If you are searching for a novel focusing on wildlife, then Jack London’s novel – The Call of the wild lives up to your expectations. Hollywood movie “Eight below” was inspired by Jack London’s several novels such as “White Fang”, “Sea Wolf” and “Call of the wild”. Call of the wild has adapted into motion picture several times in 1923, 1935, 1972 and 2009.
Once you complete reading this novel, you should also check out “Black Beauty”, “White Fang”, and “Sea Wolf”. Come, respond to the call of the wild!!!!