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Jack Londons Call of the Wild is the story of a dog's journey from living a cocooned life in sunny California, to the unforgiving frozen dunes of the arctic. A man's greed stole Buck's comfortable life. He was sold by his master's trusted servant to men heading south in search of that precious yellow metal--gold. Buck's journey through the harsh landscapes as a sledge dog, passing from one master to another, teaches him to survive in the ways of the wild. In the process, his natural killer instincts, made dormant by his brush with civilisation, awaken. Buck becomes the best sledge dog ever that walked the frozen trails to the land of gold. But that's not the end of his journey. In fact, it had just begun -- will he answer the call of the wild? It's more than just a childre's story or merely a dog's story, it's our story. Buck could have been the name of one of those gold hunters who had left their comfortable lives to venture into the frozen wild in search of gold. There's a difference though, Buck was forced. But aren't we humans forced too? Forced by the compulsion of greed, of having more, and yet more? Buck fought for supremacy among other dogs, Buck fought to be the leader, Buck killed, Buck protected those who needed protection, and Buck saved, even his master, from death. Among all the lessons that he learned, one of the first and the most important was never to fall. For, that meant being torn apart by other dogs of the pack. Doesn't this hold true for us as well? The novel has a universal appeal -- it is deeper than what meets the eyes in the first read.--Submitted by Anonymous.
A beautiful tale of a 'house dog' torn from the comforts of hearth and home into the unforgiving wild. This is the story of Buck, who is sold by his loving master's servant to begin his life as a sled dog, when gold was discovered in the South. Buck takes us on a journey where the shackles of civilization are left behind, leading us to the unknown but familiar past. Forgotten senses are awakened and survival is key. The story awakens in us something forgotten. Something primal. The desire to be truly free.--Submitted by Sonia Renthlei
This is definitely not a Walt Disney book. It teaches of theories like Naturalism, Retrogression, Nietzsche's Philosophy, and Darwinism to make all the changes and experiences that form Buck, the head dog, and best dog to ever set "paw" on the Klondike icy snow.--Submitted by Anonymous
When I was at school I was assigned to read this book. And being a teenage girl I judged the book by its cover. "It is old" I thought to myself. So I threw it aside and lay on my bed. One day while bored and looking for something to do I saw the book laying there. I picked it up and read it. After hours of reading I finished the book. It was one of the best books I ever read. I even read it again to my little brother. The story was so exciting. It kept you on the edge of your seat and made you have emotional connections with the characters. By the end of the story I was saddened to realize that the book was over and that I could no longer read it. It is definitely a great book for just about anyone. I will say though that if you are easily upset by things that may happen to characters, then this book may be a hard one for you. It's a wonderful story overall and I am so glad I picked it up off my floor to read it.--Submitted by Amber Nicole.
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