Because of this strong connecting to humanity while using a non-human perspective Call of the Wild also acts as a gateway book to those stories with odd perspectives found in fiction. Lets look at an example of this. If I were to tell you about this really cool book, great world building, well thought out and empathetic characters, an epic struggle against oppression while trying to build a new life you might say “that sounds cool, tell me more” to which I would respond “it’s called Watership Down and it’s all about rabbits” to which you might respond with “okay…” and walk away wondering why are we friends. This is only a slight exaggeration of every case in which I recommend Watership Down to people. A book about rabbits is a hard sell to a lot of people and yet if you can be swept away by the life of Buck then you will be more open to reading a book about rabbits.
We've come to the end and what a wild ride it as been eh? Well not wild, but fun. Fun for me at least. I hope these recommendation help you who are reading to broaden your reading horizons, or if you have never sailed the waters of fiction before, then I hope they have given you the final push to come and get your sea legs. Be on the look out for more book reviews to come, new and old, along with some posts about creative writing in all its forms. You may not always agree with what I have to say, especially if its about a book you hold dear, and that's great but I ask that you respond not with bladed edge but rather with kindness and grace and I will strive to do the same. We all have swords but let us all strive to live our lives in a way that we will never have to unsheathe them.