In the book Call of the Wild, Jack London inscribes about a dog, named Buck, who learns to subsist in the artic climates of the Yukon autonomously. The palpable theme of this book is survival. I am one of those people who abhor this kind of genre in a book. I did not find this book very gratifying for many other reasons besides this. Some sundry reasons are that Jack London skipped around a lot from one point to another. An example of this was in the ending of the book, after Buck mourns about the horrendous incident with John Thorton, then he suddenly reminds himself of the fellow wolf he had met before. After that, Jack London tells us how the Yeehat's tribe fears Buck. All of this blurs together making the book perplexing. I'm not really devoted to stories with a dog's perspective because we will never know what it is like to be a dog or any kind of animal. It's also very nauseating how London describes the fights of the dogs and how they die. Because of how Jack London depicts everything in each detail, it makes the story trifle monotonous and makes it seem very dawdling. Last but not least, I thought the beginning and ending was fairly depressing.
In the beginning of Call of the Wild, for four years, Buck abides with the prosperous Judge Miller. In this time people were captivating dogs, for the use for pulling sleds to go up north in search for gold. Judge Miller's gardener, Manuel, abducts Buck and sells him to Perrault and Francois because of his Chinese-lottery gambling problem. Perrault and Francois were one of those people who were going up north to peruse their dreams of becoming rich off of gold. They ad infinitum hit Buck with a club. Other dogs in the pack didn't accept Buck, especially Spitz, who was the lead sled dog. Ultimately, Buck and Spitz had an immense fight. Subsequently, Buck becomes the prime sled dog of the pack.
Just after Buck's triumph, Perrault and Francois sold Buck and the pack to Hal, Charles, and Mercedes. They also, treated Buck unfairly. These people were very callow. They habitually missed a trial and got lost. Then they had spotted where John Thorton was resting. By that time, Buck grew very fatigue. John Thorton saw how badly Buck was treated so he threatens Hal, Charles and Mercedes that if they hurt him again he'd kill them. So then, John Thorton takes Buck because Buck was very ailing and wanted to help him. They agreed in an unfriendly manner but in a matter of time, a calamitous event happens to Hal, Charles and Mercedes. It was good thing John Thorton took Buck away before something acute occurred to him.
Buck grew to esteem and feel affection for John Thorton. He never left him unaided. After when John Thorton slipped off the rock into the rapid river and Buck jumped in after him and saved him, more love grew between Buck and John Thorton. After an abysmal occurrence, Buck feels woeful but knows that life has to go on.
I counsel this book to people who relished Where the Red Fern Grows because of its depressing ending and its perspective on dogs, and My Side of the Mountain because of its akin theme, survival. If you do not enjoy forlorn books, animal perspectives, repulsive details, and slow-moving books, just as I, I do not recommend this book to you.