Monday, January 7, 2013

The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein

I liked this book a lot.  The entire story is told from a dog's point of view.  I now find myself looking at Baxter and imagining what he is thinking or why he is doing what he is doing. 

Enzo is a dog owned by a race car driver.  The driver eventually marries and has a child.  This is the story of Denny and his family as understood by Enzo.  He's a smart dog--and a thinker.

I like the view that dogs are reincarnated, and when they are ready-- they return to earth as men. 

This is a story of love, tragedy, and victory.  I wiped tears more than once. And best of all, this story will make you love your pets even more.  Stein is right:  No one knows us in quite the way that they do. 


At January 18, 2013 at 8:33 AM , Blogger A said...

I read this book a few years ago and still think of it every now and then. I want to read the kid's version but haven't yet...


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