I hate the cold. I get uncomfortable if it gets under 70 degrees outside. I can't even wrap my mind around the fact that Alaska is a place where people actually live on purpose. I tell you these things so that you'll understand how awesome Jack London is. His writing is so crisp and compelling that I'll read about places I never want to visit and people I don't identify with at all. Oh, I'm also not a dog person. So yeah, the fact that this book was an absolute joy to read really says something about the man who wrote it.