Thursday, July 07, 2011

Booking Through Thursday – Dog Days


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Since my dog is turning 10 today … what animal-related books have you read? Which do you love? Do you have a favorite literary dog? (Snoopy, anyone?)

White Fang by Jack London is the first book that comes to my mind, then Lassie, naturally. I am sure I read quite some animal-related books; I just cannot remember titles and authors.

My absolute favourite literary dog of all times though is Kazan, the protagonist of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood. Kazan is a tamed half-wolf/half-dog and the book is mostly written from his point of view. Kazan is a loyal and smart dog. His life is very hard as he changes a lot of “owners”, some very cruel, has many adventures and helps many people. It is an amazing, heat-wrenching story which I read several times and it made me laugh and cry every time. I recommend this book to everyone. I love it.

12 comments:

  1. All great choices. I really just went with my gut reaction I should have thought longer.
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  2. Haven't read about Kazan. Must look for that title in the library. I ended up with a long list. http://unicornslaststand.blogspot.com/2011/07/dog-days.html

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  3. I haven't read Kazan or White Fang.
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  4. Kazan sounds intriguing. I may have to check that out.

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  5. Read White Fang, Kazan sounds good.

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  6. I haven't read this, but sounds wonderful!! I'll have to check it out!

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  7. Ah yes, White Fang - that's a good one! Haven't heard of Kazan before now, but I'll have to take a look at it.

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  8. My favorite dog and dog book is Where The Red Fern Grows. So sad.

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  9. White Fang is the only book my husband has ever read and that was 20+ years ago LOL. I haven't read a lot of strongly animal themed books though I have read quite a few mysteries where the animals are partners of a sort like the Sneaky Pie series from Rita Mae Brown, Chet and Bernie Mysteries by Spencer Quin. I've also read Marley and Me and I have The Art of Racing in the Rain waiting to be read.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  10. Kazan sounds like a very cool doggie hero! Interesting.

    Hope you'll stop by and say hello...

    Cindy @ Cindy's Book Club

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  11. Interesting titles. But I think I'd stay away from the heart wrenching stories. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Halie

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