The Iron Heel
Publish date: July 2010
Edition language: English
The Iron Heel calls itself a novel, but it really isn’t. Basically, it’s a sad excuse for a novelist to expouse his political beliefs on a bully pulpit and call it a novel. There’s no real plot in the story. What there was, is page after page of London spouting his beliefs on socialism. It’s almost ...
This was a surprise to me. I thought Jack London was all about woods and wild dogs and making fires in the snow and stuff. Not this book. It was a description of labor unrest under the iron heel of the oligarchy (or plutocracy). Basically, just as today, the super rich own the congress critters and ...
Jack London wrote a dystopia! Did you know that? I didn't!
Jack London?The guy who wrote White Fang that stars a half-wild wolf-dog hybrid who is living around Yukon somewhere and who will probably never get a break in its miserable life?Yup, it's the same guy, and no, his publisher should never have agreed to publish shite like White Fang.However for some ...
I've started reading this book several times.