As a general rule, I don't like dogs. Not one bit, I am a cat lover and PROUD OF IT, so naturally I didn't think I'd like this book very much. I was so wrong. Call Of The Wild is simply beautiful. Though it is told in third person past-tense, you can really feel the dog, Buck speaking to the reader, his thoughts clearly displayed with wonderful accuracy though the pages.
Oh yes, the pages. The main reason I don't read a lot of classics is that I am turned off by the length. Sorry, but I don't have time to read 400 pages of THE SAME BOOK.
This book is less the a hundred pages, and yet covers years of Buck's life very accurately.
The writing is a bit old fashioned, but that is to be expected, and it is certainly a classic that has aged well.
I am a younger teenager and I greatly enjoyed this book. I don't like dogs, I'll say it again, but the book isn't so much about dogs as about animals as a whole.
Call Of The Wild is a beautiful story, easily read in one sitting or two, and, surprisingly, has become one of my favorite books.