Monday, May 3, 2010

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The novel begins with Enzo, the beloved family dog, discussing his impending death. The entire story is narrated by Enzo with the reader seeing the family in the eyes of this philosophical family dog. His master is Denny Swift, a mechanic who dreams of becoming a famous racer. Enzo and Denny navigate through life’s tribulations including a marriage, a birth, a death, and false accusations. Enzo faithfully comforts the family through these difficulties while intertwining stories of Denny’s love of racing into the novel. Dog fans and racing fans will love this compelling story.

I read this novel while on a trip to Orlando this weekend. The minute I finished the story, I insisted my sister read the book before we parted our ways. We both enjoyed and loved the story.

Book cover from Follett

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