The Call of the Wild by Jack London

This is yet another classic I can’t believe I missed. Okay, okay–so it’s a sexist piece of masculine-ideal-glorification, and it would make anyone who knows anything about real dog psychology cringe. But it sure is fun. London forgets the rules of “show, don’t tell” and tells one heck of a well-written adventure story. This book is quick, violent and comes with my recommendation.