Friday, October 3, 2014
White Fang, by Jack London
I love this overall story: being in the dog's head, getting to see cultures and lifestyles I've not personally experienced, watching big changes. I also love the relationship between White Fang and Wheedon Scott.
I was, however, surprised by the amount of repetition in the novel, especially when London talks about White Fang's fighting style or the clay he's molded from. I got it the first time. Surely the second. I didn't need to be beat about the head with it. I also thought the ending felt a little tacked on, like it didn't really spring organically from the rest of the story.
I did enjoy it overall, and would have given it four stars with a bit more rigorous of editing.