Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Art of Racing the Rain, by Garth Stein

Enzo is a dog, a very smart almost human dog. This is his life
story, and the story of the human family he lives with. Enzo does
his best to support and help his family: Denny, a race car driver,
Eve, Denny's wife who doesn't understand his obsession with
racing and Zoe, Denny's daughter who loves Enzo dearly.

If you don't like books that will have you crying, don't read this
book! The writing is wonderfully simple and straight forward,
just as I would imagine a dog would see things. This is not a
cheerful book, there is heartbreak and loss and worry. But
always, Enzo refuses to only see the glass as half empty, and he
pushes and inspires the humans around him.

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