While i was tree planting i read the complete works of jack london. That guy, is an AMAZING writer, especially since he was a drunk. White Fang is so good...everyone should read that, as well as Sea Wolf. Incredible stories.
Also, if you like true story's, read Into The Wild. It's about some guy who travels across the states, then hitchhikes up to alaska to live in the wild, with basically no knowledge of the backcountry and no gear. It's such a wicked book.
'Everything that can be invented has been invented.'
--Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899
'We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.'
--Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.