Friday, October 3, 2014

White Fang, by Jack London

I'm currently obsessed by Alaska, yet I'd never read White Fang.  So I gave it a go.

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.


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