Wednesday, May 2, 2012

On the High Seas

Jack London's The Sea Wolf, published in 1904, was an awesome novel!  I recommend you read it very soon.  It's a good old-fashioned nautical adventure, complete with brutish sailors, a beautiful woman, an enigmatic captain, a desert island, and stormy weather.  That isn't to say that it is a formulaic tale, because what makes the writing so rich is that it is a psychological exploration of the protagonist, Wolf Larsen, and his thoughts on mortality and morality.  It was captivating, and was both accessible and intellectual.  This was the first book I have read by London.  I look forward to reading more. 

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