Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Favorite Fictional Character (18)

Favorite Fictional Character

A weekly meme thanks to the creative mind of Ryan at Wordsmithonia.

There is one character I remember reading about when I was younger.  My Grandmother had a shelf of books and pulled this book off the shelf and told me she thought I would enjoy this book.  And... I did.  Who was it of?  Well, it's not our traditional character in the way of people.  It was an animal.  The book was named for this animals name, Kazan.  Kazan was written by James Oliver Curwood, I think in 1914.
Kazan is a dog, okay - part wolf and husky, that lived in the Arctic.  Kazan is a larger dog and known to be fearless.  This dog lived through the hardships of the cold, starving, and fighting for his food.  The part that pulled me into the story was the book was from the dogs view point, and about the dog.  There was no self pity from the dog as he only knew life to be one way.  Kazan had been a sled dog with masters who may not have been the nicest.  Kazan had lived life on his own in the wild and had to survive, one way or another.  At one point Kazan meets a wonderful woman whom he takes to and cares for him.  Kazan also finds himself a mate in the wild.
When I googled for the book I didn't find to much.  But I did find the book in google books.  You are able to read the book, or parts of the book online.  If you would like to check it out you can click here.


  1. I always love a good dog story I may have to check this one out sometime. Thanks for the post.

  2. I've never heard of Kazan before but you can't go wrong with a story about a brave dog.


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