A review by thebodybuildingbookworm
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London


A story filled with heartbreak and triumph, of survival and love. Many times difficult to read in it’s honest portrayal of the cruelty of man but also the cruelty of the wild and yet beautiful in that same portrayal of the kindness of humans, the kindness between man and his best friend.

I can’t believe it took me 32 years to read this story but I’m very glad I did. It broke my heart but opened it as well and gave me what could probably be one of the most honest tellings of the basic instincts of an animal that a human can seem to understand. At the end of the day, for Buck to fully embrace who he truly was, the heartbreak was necessary despite being difficult to read.