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Hope's Huskies - Bunty cover

Writer's Block: Once upon a time...

Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tidewater dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego.

The Call of the Wild, Jack London

What is the first line of your favorite book?

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Whoa, which version have YOU been reading??

:D

Edited at 2011-08-24 10:09 am (UTC)
I twigged the instant I hit Reply. Gah, I may never read my favourite book in the same way again!
I've been to his house:-

http://www.dawsoncity.ca/klondikeattractions/jacklondonmuseum/

Anyone for tenuous?
I've been to the bar in Oakland where he used to hang out!
My copy is also extremely tattered :-) I was delighted to stumble across fanfic in -- I think it was in this year's Yuletide?
Oh wow, wonder if I can find it?
Jack London's one of my favourite authors[1].

His "To Light a Fire" is definitely worth a read though.

[1] TBH, Fiction's generally not my thing - however I consider Jack London as being in the same fiction-worth-reading subset as Nevil Shute Norway . Though it's fiction, it's at least grounded in the realworld.
Build a Fire is way too bleak for me, I'm afraid, but a short I love very much is Brown Wolf.

My late father was a big Shute fan; I've read a few and enjoyed them for the aviation content and the fundamental decency of the people in his world.
It was the day my grandmother exploded

Iain Banks, The Crow Road.