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The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
The Art of Racing in the Rain
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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. ... show more
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: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, ZoË, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. 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. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man. 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 life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061537936 (0061537934)
ASIN: 0061537934
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 321
Edition language: English
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Kitty Horror
Kitty Horror rated it
5.0 The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
Enzo is not like other dogs, he loves race car driving, loves watching t.v and is convinced that he will be reincarnated as a man after he dies. On the eve of his death, Enzo looks back over his life, chronicling his adventures with his master, Denny and the highs and lows of their time together. I ...
Reading for Sanity
Reading for Sanity rated it
5.0 The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein, 2006 Enzo the dog is nearing the end of his life. He's lived with Denny, a racecar driver, since he was a puppy and he's seen and done quite a lot. He also watches a lot of TV during the day, so he's learned things, like how he will come back as a hum...
Book Cupidity
Book Cupidity rated it
4.0 "The car goes where your eyes go"
Heartrending? Yes. Worth it? Yes. Enzo, our narrator, is a dog. He's loyal and smart and flawed. He offers you a story of his owner Denny, of Denny's tragedy and triumph(s), but mostly perseverance in the face of desolation. He offers, in hopes that you'll be inspired by it. And all the while...
a Girl Who Reads
a Girl Who Reads rated it
4.5 The Art of Racing in the Rain
what a great story ! and it's all from a dog's perspective. So unique, so touching and fascinating. ♥
Kaitlyn02
Kaitlyn02 rated it
This was a really good book about a dog and his owner who is a striving race car driver.
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