Ringo and Kira - cousins
Ringo and Kira - cousins
Two beasts made to hate.
One gave in; One learned to love.
Love wins with a flash.
I really enjoyed this book! It was a compelling story showing that although a person‘s or Wolf-dog‘s life may shape him or her towards a morose, solitary and hateful disposition, it is never too late as long as someone is willing to extend a hand. Plus, I find London‘s portrayal of the wild and the domestic captivating.
Half of this book is basically a dictionary 😂 There are over 200 hundred definitions counting all of the footnotes and honestly I find myself distracted by finding all those little numbers while trying to finish a sentence. 😥
I've set my new reading goal for the year and will hopefully have the first book done in a couple days. Last year, my goal was 36 and I read a total of 68!
Definitely not a cuddly puppy story. Brutal lives and weather. While this was a decent survival story for teenagers, it felt lacking in many ways. We got a pretty shallow view of the characters. Good or evil or indifferent with very little background info.
Starting these two today!
Both are #readingwithfriends books. I have read White Fang way back in primary school (Ages and ages ago) and it was a major part in a ‘gang‘ we had back then...so re-reading this for old time sake along with one of the original gang-members @Greensapphirine
I think the gang was called DIE WITWOLF (the white wolf) or it was my gang name...🤔
Ah good sweet innocent times!
Jack London has an incredible capacity to write from a dog's point of view. This story is about survival, the devastating effects of abuse, and the healing power of love.
White Fang is a wolf who is one-quarter dog. He grows up in the wild, learns its harsh lessons - eat or be eaten. Then he becomes a dog, and is beaten and abused, which makes him distrustful and savage. Until he encounters kindness and love - which slowly changes him. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
One of my girls brought her beat-up copy of The Call of the Wild & White Fang to me. She knows I'm not a fan of books from the POV of animals. (I don't know why. I've always found them soooo boring.)
She asked me to give Jack London another try. So here I am, with White Fang on print and audio.
Thankfully John Lee makes everything possible 🙌🏻 Years after I read this for the first time, I finally care about this book. This is so exciting to me.
"Human kindness was like a sun shining upon him, and he flourished like a flower planted in good soil.
And yet he remained somehow different from other dogs. He knew the law even better than did the dogs that had known no other life; and he observed the law more punctiliously; but still there was about him a suggestion of lurking ferocity, as though the Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept." #whitefang #jacklondon
Tiny apt here, so I can only love on others' dogs. Here's one of my folks' aussies - we gave the alpha her choice of toys, and she went right for the dark side, such a sweet(ish) little darth wolf! #puppylove #booklove17
I never read many classics growing up, to my dismay. But, now I can with an app called Serial Reader. Someone recommended it on here and it's great. Gives you 5-14 minute "episodes" a day. Highly recommended if you haven't read the classics. P.S. Not an ad just really love the idea of the app!