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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Book review...

If you've ever sat and wondered what your dog is thinking, then this book will 
grab you from the start.
I see so much of my dog Griffin in this story.
I will let Harper Collins give the review...

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.

On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human only a dog could tell it.


island sweet said...

i can't keep up with your wonderful book recommendations. just bought the forgotten garden while i was in st.john's and want to read it at the cabin!

Suz said...

That was the greatest book...I still think about that Enzo..he was so real to me
fascinating book..just a great story
and everyone in my book club loved loved it....the construction of the novel was perfect