White Fang was a fantastic book, detailing the life of a wolf throughout his life from the wild into the care of man.
I had read Jack London's Stories of Hawaii a while back and loved it so knew I would not be disappointed. White fang was first published in 1906 and was set in the Yukon during the gold rush at the end of the 19th century. Jack London worked in the Yukon during this time and the harsh conditions he must have faced really get reflected in his novel. You feel the freezing cold and the life threatening hunger faced during the famine of winter.
Jack London has done a fantastic job of seeing the world through the eyes of an animal as it grows and learns. The book is split into 5 parts, each detailing a different stage of life. You find yourself completely invested in the main character and his journey into domestication. I have never owned a dog so it was interesting for me reading about how the process worked, especially from the animals point of view. Jack London does a great job of conveying the emotion of his characters through small movements or fleeting thoughts alone.
I normally prefer reading non-fiction novels and the fiction I do enjoy tends to be part of a series or a trilogy so I want to expand my reading by reading more stand alone fiction pieces. I would highly recommend this book to everyone who loves animals and anyone looking for a shorter adventure through very different eyes.
Those of you who have read it I would love to hear what you thought in the comments below!
If you want to check out this book I have an affiliate link you can use here (The same one as the start of the review) and this book is free on kindle so even better!
For the next Flat Calm Living book Club I am going to be reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Here is a UK link).This book details one woman's journey up the pacific coast trail in America. I have not seen the film but I have read the prologue and I am hooked!
Please join me in reading our next book and let me know what you thought of White Fang in the comments below!