If you felt Burroughs' Martian novels to be unrealistic, by all means take a glimpse into Daybreak. Your appreciation of Mr B will skyrocket.
I like Kipling but many of these tales left me cool if not cold—talking animals and machinery, philosophy, puzzling references. Couple pretty good ones, though.
Quite an intriguing read, especially as an insight into Australian life of the late 19th century. Difficult to follow the story at times due to the author's cryptic style, but a good adventure with a bit of romance and mystery thrown in.
Popular old-time writer with a tale told partly from the dog's point of view. Good prose and admirable characters although melodramatic and overly-idealistic.