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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
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Oct 13, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: best-book-i-read-2011
Read from October 10 to 13, 2011

Stunning. Simply stunning.
To see the world from such a point of view. To hear it spoken in such a well worded manner. To see a story unfold that spanned a lifetime, one that I had no part of but one that drew me in so fully.

Would I recommend this book? Yes. Yes I would.

I knew from the first page that I had stumbled upon something great and I could have easily sat there and read through the whole book the moment I opened it, but alas I had work to do (at least this allowed me to spread my enjoyment over a couple of days).
I was captivated by enzo's way of speaking and his way of thinking of the world. I can't help but wonder, when looking at my dog, if he to longs to be human. To speak out.

The book kept me right until the ending. A ending I knew was coming from the beginning bit still plucked at my emotions.

I long for more. I feel sorry for whichever book I read next as it has a lot to live up to. I'm scared that no book ever will.

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Quotes Martin Liked

Garth Stein
“Somewhere, the zebra is dancing.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Reading Progress

10/12/2011 page 207
64.0% "So far I'm loving this book. Has got me completely hooked. I need to pry myself away from it to get some work done."
10/12/2011 page 294
92.0% "Could easily finish reading this tonight but im trying to stop myself, to draw it out. Finding a book to read afterwards that is as good as this one will be hard. Maybe impossible."

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