Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dog Eared Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain

HM's review:
What can I say? This book was FANTASTIC!!

Heart warming, heart wrenching, tragic and triumphant! It keeps you rooting for Enzo and his human Denny as they go through trials and tribulations in their life. Sweet Enzo, who believes he'll be reincarnated as a man, is steady preparing himself, watching his human closely, taking in all aspects of his life so he too can be a good man.

We watch through Enzo's eyes Denny's life, testing him, as a race car driver, husband and father through the trying times that test his mettle. Enzo watching, wanting to help, but feeling trapped in his dog body that lacks human communication. But he finds a way to comfort, listen and be a source of strength for his humans when needed.

Metaphors on driving as they relate to life flood the pages and fill you with emotion as the story unravels. It inevitably makes you think of your own dog and what fills their mind as you go through your daily grind. What would they share with you?

I highly recommend this book to add to your collection. Garth Stein writes so fluidly and creates characters worth remembering.

To find out where you can get a copy, visit the Go Enzo website.