The Call of the Wild - Jack London

The Call of the Wild

By Jack London

  • Release Date: 1916-01-01
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 8,705 Ratings


In this novel (often mistakingly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves.


  • Great!

    By Booksaregreat!
    Don’t listen to all these hateful comments about this book. If you appreciate good novels and pure literature then this is definitely the book for you.
  • Wow

    By Come on:)
    This book is great. It tugs on all your emotions. I wanted to give it 4 stars because of the abuse which was detailed but I guess that’s what you sign up for when reading a time piece like this.
  • I hate it

    By jajakaksbajkwbsjd
    My English teacher forced me to do this, I hate the book and I hate my teacher
  • Call of the wild

    By Alarmist fan
    It was old a little boring but it was excited at the end the middle gets boring but over all it’s ok.
  • It’s a good book

    By Hehhehhuejy
    Way different from the movie and better in a few ways but some parts of the movie are better.
  • Inspiring read!

    By Indigo Nightrage
    If you are expecting the childlike whole-hearted movie, don’t. You will be less prepared than Buck to face the harsh wilds of reality. Regardless, you will grow. The true wild is no place for morals, adapt or die. You will do things that you don’t like doing because you have to. Death is not fair, life can be cruel, but it becomes better, fuller, from having that perspective. Living is a combination of strength, skill, mind, and luck. I feel like a whole’er person from these dogs I never met, living the life of the ancients...
  • Awakening!

    By Spoiled A Rotten
    Amazingly written. I felt every emotion, laughter, tears, tears of joy and sadness. His losses and his gains that touch me to open flood gates within myself.
  • Great

    By Tdawg4675
    Love the book
  • Great

    By willow heseman
    It’s heartwarming and sad even though there could of been less deaths, violence and swearing.
  • masculinity at its worst

    By maura dot com
    i will forever hold a grudge against the english teacher who forced this crap on me