- File Size: 1037 KB
- Print Length: 386 pages
- Publisher: Modern Library (September 22, 2010)
- Publication Date: September 22, 2010
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0042JSO6W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #889,993 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having said that, it represents some of the lesser writing by Jack London. It is not at the level of his writing about the Yukon. If you are a Jack London fan, you might want to read it. Otherwise save your money. I might have given it three stars if the publisher had used an honest title, but I am irked by publishers who mislead purchasers (another problem has been publishers who change a title on a book, so you think you are buying something new and end up with something you have already read).
Most of the people in these stories are, of course, either victims or perpetrators (or both) of one of those long painful Western exploitations of a less civilized ("less civilized") part of the world. London knows that that's what's going on, and he writes with sympathy for all concerned, and without the more self-conscious bemoaning that would be expected of a XXIst century writer. To the modern reader, then, he can sometimes seem cold-blooded, but seldom disturbingly so.
The prose is fine and spare most of the time, and never gets in the way of the tale. The places and the tales are memorable. There is not a great variety of character and setting; the eight stories together could almost be a single novel. His voyage on the Snark (which inspired these stories) clearly left him with a strong and single impression of this place and these people, and he conveys that impression skillfully along to us.
Definitely worth reading.
A great read if you love the high sea's.
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