Friday, August 12, 2011
The Art of Racing in the Rain By: Garth Stein
I was told to read this book by a dear friend. Honestly I didn't want to read it at first. A book about a dog isn't my usual type of story. While at WalMart one day I saw it and decided to take a closer look. I sat in the book section and read the first chapter, put it back and couldn't understand why anyone would read that book. **** SPOILER ALERT***** the first chapter is at the end of Enzo's life and he is trying to convince Denny to put him down. It was so sad!!! ****END SPOLIER**** The problem was this book was really written well and I couldn't get the story out of my head. I just had to finish it and see what was going to happen next. So, I went back to WalMart and bought the book.
This story takes place completely from Enzo's pont of view from the time he can remember as a puppy, meeting Denny, Denny getting married and having a child. Because his owner, Denny, is a race car driver Enzo loves racing. Most of how he sees the world can be tied to a racing term or way of driving. This story definately pulls at your heartstrings. Don't worry too much, you won't be sitting there crying the whole time, this dog is definately hilarious!! I was laughing through most of the book. Garth Stein did a great job with the thoughts of this dog. I could actually picture a lab watching TV or playing with a child while reading this book.
Like I said earlier, this isn't my usual type of book but I was hooked and when I finished it I told everyone at work and at home that they just HAD to read it. So, go out right now and buy or borrow this book. Hopefully you will love it as much as I did.
Read on June 5, 2011
Posted by Lynnea (LaLa) at 11:14 AM