The book takes us back to the year 1906 which was famous for the Klondike Gold Rush. The story focuses on a dog that focuses on the difference between the human world and the wild and sometimes it compares several things as well. The dog acts as a mouthpiece of the wild animals that tell us how they feel about changes in their surroundings all of a sudden and how they react toward the changes that are brought by their human masters.
The story has some relation with the novel “the call of the wild” but it cannot be said an exact copy of it the theme is the same but there is a difference in the storyline and also the motive of the story. White Fang starts his life on the street of London as a pet who sees humans and their way of living, also their treatment towards the animals especially dogs. After reading the initial portion of the book we too start thinking that perhaps our pets look at us in the same way and perhaps have an opinion about us as well. Thus the whole thing becomes quite sentimental and heart touching.
Wild fang’s surrounding changes when all of a sudden it is kidnapped and brought to the wildlife once again where it belonged but again it was not familiar with it after spending most of the lifespan in London. Thus in the second half, we hear its views about the wild and then the corrosive comparison about violence that it sees in both the worlds.
Norman Dietz starts the narration in a bit slower pace and continues almost in the same pattern but the style still keeps us focused and attached all the time. Similar stories are also there to let you enjoy your free time including Feathers and Fire Series (1-3) – Shayne Silvers, and Darkness Rising Series (1-3) – Kelley Armstrong.