The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Call of the Wild by Jack London calls to me every time I read it. Seeing life through the eyes of animals has always intrigued me, and understanding Buck's perspective is truly an analysis of human nature at its best and worst. This story inspired me to write my own literary short story based about a cat that will appear in an anthology next year. It is a story to learn from both for its characters and for its writing excellence.