White Fang

White Fang - Jack London For reasons that I am not sure I can adequately describe, I will always have a special place I my heart for White Fang (both the novel and the title character). This was one of my favorite stories as a child, and I decided to read it again as a grown-up alongside a friend who was reading it for the first time. I am glad to have had the opportunity to re-discover everything that is wonderful, sweet, heartbreaking, and heartwarming, about this novel. If you haven't read it yet, please do.

Rating: my actual rating is probably about 3.5 stars, because the book does drag in places, has some rather problematic bits that I never previously noticed (like an assertion that white men are superior gods and all other men are inferior), and an odd, episodic, and somewhat choppy plot. Still, this book evokes so many memories and feelings in me that my sentimentality rating is a firm and unwavering 5 stars, forever and always, and so I have compromised and given it 4 stars.