Friday, July 15, 2011

Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain

If you like horses, you probably like dogs, then this book is a must-read.  I enjoy most books I read, some very much.  Occasionally one will strike me as exceptional and this was one of them.  You'll want to hug your dogs after reading this; maybe ask them for some advice too.

The Art of Racing in the RainThe Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an imaginative and endearing story; cleverly narrated by a dog named Enzo, a terrier/lab mix. Enzo shares intelligent and humorous anthropomorphic observations on life; meeting adversity with hope and courage. I got a kick out of his optimism and desire for opposable thumbs and human speech. For me, it wasn't a gripping page-turner, but a very charming, sweet-read that I wanted to savor. I downloaded the eBook from the library. One third of the way through I decided to purchase a copy because it is a keeper.

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  1. Thanks for the review, I am always looking for something good to read. That it's centered around animals is a huge bonus!

  2. It sounds very cute. I'll see about getting it myself.

  3. Thanks for the book review. I always enjoy reading books from what we perceive to be an animal's perspective.