A review by eowynn01
The Call of the Wild by Jack London

adventurous emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


This book is short but I found it a little more challenging from the writing style for my personal reasons. I might have enjoyed this more in a different mind set since it was a little harder for me to to stay focused and keep what was going on being that it was audio. 

Some books I find are better for me if I read the printed word to understand since listening is harder to take in at times. I find myself having to repeat parts over and over again losing a little of the magic of the book at times and wanting to drop the book.

But what I did get I liked and the movie with Harrison Ford did well to help me keep track what was going on when I found myself in spots that I would space on. This does have more details on the events after the movie and between, of course. 

This is written in the dog's point of view and how he sees the world, how he feels and his adventures. 

The world London makes is real and at times sad, there are possible triggers for people like Animal abuse, but he balances it out with kindness. Showing the dark side of the world to an animal and the best sides. The call of the wild to the young pup is ever present, like a reminder that no matter how we treat them good or bad animals still have instincts of the wild, it is who they are. They can love their owners or hate them but at the end of the day their is the ever present call of the wild in them.

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