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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
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Aug 26, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, washington-state-setting
Recommended to Becky by: Bill Barnes of; Terry Peart
Read in August, 2008

We can all learn something about being a good human through Enzo's observations in this novel. Enzo is a wise old dog (lab with probably some terrier) in Seattle who has witnessed much, watching his race-car driver master and his family--and a lot of TV. I'm not into racing or TV, but the story pulled me along through both funny and heart-wrenching moments in the life of Enzo. I even ended up appreciating the racing metaphors for life. However, I'm not sure if people who don't have pets (or care as much about animals) would appreciate the book as much as those who do. If you're one of those people, read some more reviews and then decide. Or...pick up the book and start reading--you just might be surprised.

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