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336 pages, Hardcover
First published May 13, 2008
I’ve always felt almost human. I’ve always known that there’s something about me that’s different than other dogs.Enzo belongs to Denny (and Eve and Zoe, but mostly Denny).
Learn to listen! I beg of you. Pretend you are a dog like me and listen to other people rather than steal their stories.This book is all about listening - what can be learned and gleaned if only people spent their lives as dogs do.
I know this much about racing in the rain. I know it is about balance. It is about anticipation and patience...It is about believing that you are not you; you are everything.This was a truly excellent book - the writing, the plot, the characters - all just stunning.
And everything is you.
I went into this novel not knowing much about it really, only afraid I wouldn't be able to handle it if it was too sad (being the animal lover than I am) and had already started a great classic play I was eager to get into, but after reading two chapters of The Art of Racing in The Rain I knew it would be utterly impossible to put it down...and it was.
This story is so much more than I thought it would be. It is touching, inspirational, filled with kindness, understanding and just an absolutely unputdownable work of fiction. It makes you think about your pet's life and their thoughts through gestures. It even has twin humanoid villains and an imaginary striped demon...and yes...there is some sadness and despair within these pages, but overall, it is a happy, feel-good amazingly enjoyable book.
If this is on your agenda to read, don't wait....read it now. If it's not, add it....you won't be disappointed you did. (IMHO)
I actually feel like starting over and reading it again!