White Fang Kindle Edition
|Length: 249 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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The book is really helped with London’s writing. His writing was very eloquent and poetic, something that you probably wouldn’t expect coming from a book about the life of White Fang. This style aided in the descriptions of the Yukon wilderness and all that inhabit it. It highlighted the beauty, order and danger that exists in nature. And considering that the a lot of the cast is made up of animals (to go along with the humans), London’s writing gave them a sort of human quality to them, with their own personalities and traits that distinguishes them.
Which leads me to the book’s unique trait: giving insight to the thought process and rationale of an animal. I didn’t have any expectation as to the book’s content, but in a way I was still surprised to find out how London narrated the story. I appreciated how, in writing the story from an animal’s perspective, included White Fang’s and the other animals thought process. He wrote how they could possibly see the world which in turn influenced their actions. Through White Fang how nature can be both ordered and chaotic, fair and unfair, and the good and bad aspects of humans. This is not to say London made White Fang very logical in his thinking. He very much left room for instincts that couldn’t be explained and just plain not knowing and having to accept things as they are. It was a good balance of having White Fang be an intelligent being while still giving subtle reminders that he has the blood of the wild wolf and still runs on instincts.
In a sense, this is a coming of age story of an animal that’s part wolf and part dog. White Fang essentially finds love and comfort with a human family after enduring some very harsh and difficult upbringing, both from the wild and in the human world (seriously, if a human was put in place of White Fang with the events in the book tailored to a human character, this would be a story about a horrible childhood leading to a suspicious, closed off adulthood). This was a good book with a well-written story and an engaging main character who embodies the word "survivor".
White Fang's journey from the Wild to Grey Beaver to Beauty Smith to Weedon Scott is a truly epic story encompassed in a relatively short book. There are no wasted spaces or unimportant details reported here, and you'll find yourself breezing through this fantastic book in only a few days. Jack London's descriptions of the Wild and of a dog's perception of the world are convincing and powerful, and make this a book not to be missed! Very highly recommended!
*This was the first novel I've read on my new Kindle, and I was completely impressed! A great reading experience with very few mistakes, and for free!
It follows the life of one poor dog as he moves from one master to another, and even ends up as a fighting dog at one point. Its a bit like "Black Beauty" I guess seeing as it follows an animals life, but white fang is more of a story. White Fang is not just some docile horse but a real wild dog that has survived where others haven't. A great read and a great story.
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