Jack London

@oneelf (175)
Russian Federation
February 19, 2007 10:26am CST
do you like read Jack London's books? why? what re your favourite?
3 responses
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
12 Aug 07
'The Call Of The Wild" and "White Fang" are my favourites.They have absolute reading entertainment value
@Wanderlaugh (1623)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
White Fang, Before Adam, and People Of The Abyss are my favorites. I refuse to live in a place without White Fang. London was a greatly underrated writer. White Fang is a classic metaphor for alienation. It was one of the first books I really loved as a kid, for that reason, and because the story was so strong. Before Adam happened in the ongoing stages of the original evolution debate, and it's a particularly well told story, in the general tone of Call Of The Wild, but with a lot of observant ideas. People Of The Abyss is a study of the urban poor in England at the turn of last century. It's one of those very important historical books that bothers to detail real human situations, and there are far too few of them. This also had a political/social tenor, because socialism was at that time a rising force, and he did quite literally go and see for himself how the poor were living.
@Transformed (1259)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I read The Call of the Wild for a class once in college. It was an interesting read, very naturalist, very individualistic. I thought it had enough depth.