Saturday, February 2, 2013

Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Book Review of The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth SteinIndependently+Obtained

Garth Stein weaves a heartbreaking tale as seen through the eyes of a dog named Enzo.  The story itself is somewhat devastating and was, at times, frustrating to read because of its stark injustice.  Sometimes, I almost wanted to put it down because it was too sad, but Enzo's narration always provided some kind of relief just in time.  I am so glad that I stuck with it to the end.

The Art of Racing in the Rain is so much more than a story told from a dog's perspective.  It challenges us to look at the roles that dogs play in our lives and how their perceptions are sometimes as great as or better than our own, though their means of communication may be limited.

This is a must-read for dog lovers everywhere...and for those who have not yet been fortunate enough to understand what makes dog lovers love their dogs so much.

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