Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Top ten books from cold climes

Marcus Sedgwick's latest novel Revolver, now available in the U.K., is a tense psychological drama set in the Arctic Circle.

For the Guardian, he named his top ten books from cold climes. One novel on the list:
White Fang by Jack London

Although he is better known for The Call of the Wild, I prefer this story (an inversion of the other) in which London describes the adventures of a wild wolf dog, a half-breed who is eventually tamed and brought to civilisation. Set against the Klondike Gold Rush at the close of the 19th century, much of the book was based on London's own experiences in the Yukon, and remains fascinating reading for that alone.
Read about the other nine books on Sedgwick's list.

--Marshal Zeringue