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Friday, October 11, 2019

Extra Book: The Art of Racing In The Rain

Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author: Garth Stein
Pages: 321

This is my 122nd read for the year

I listened to this book.  It was very short, and I finished it while I ran a few errands

This story is told from the point of Enzo the dog.  His owner, Denny Swift is a race car driver who is working to make it big.  Enzo is there through Denny's ups and downs with life, marriage, death, legal issues, custody battles, and finally making the biggest decision of his life.  The book shows what it is like from a dog's perspective - to watch someone they care about from the sidelines and never really be able to intervene like they want to.  

This was a pretty good book.  Told from the point of view of the dog, it made me wonder what our own dog is thinking as he watches our lives unfold.  How what we do or what happens to us effects him.  It is a sad story, but the ending pulled it together for me.  It is predictable on a lot of levels, but it didn't take away from me enjoying the book.  I am glad I read it.  I think I will check out the movie.

Stars: 3 1/2


  1. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I like this blog. I'm sending you a summary of the book. I hope that will be useful.
    The novel follows the story of Denny Swift, a race car driver and customer representative at a top Seattle car dealership, and his dog Enzo, who believes that a dog prepared for the Mongolian legend will be reborn. as a human in your next life.
    Enzo spends most of his days watching and learning on television, thinking about what he can do about driving his owner's passion, driving a race car and connecting it to life. Enzo ultimately plays a key role in Denny's war on detention, along with his laws, and dispenses with his observations of the human condition in the mantra of "what you manifest." Enzo helps Denny with the ups and downs of his life.