Where so many books about dogs end up with the dog dead and its master merely changed by the experience, The Call of the Wild reverses the trend and thus reveals a much deeper impact of human nature. Buck’s journey is reminiscent of The Heart of Darkness when the dog is stolen from his civilized and domesticated life to be bought, sold, and traded farther and farther north into the Canadian wilderness. He is treated differently by the different men holding his leash. His … more
This book is classic. Told from the viewpoint of the dog, it seems that we are the ones that can be the animals. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is violent as nature sometimes is. A must read for everyone.
The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous, frigid Yukon during the days of the 19th century Klondike Gold Rushes.