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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
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Jun 20, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: e-book, library-bpl, borrowed
Read in June, 2010

As a book-lover, I loved this quirky first person account of a dog and his family - told from the dog's point of view. The characters were very like-able without being trite and Stein sure knows dogs.

This book will soon be a permanent part of my library, in that it's the kind of book I need to have on hand when I need a boost.

Enzo has learned about a belief that when a dog is ready to reincarnate into a higher life form he becomes a human. He sees himself very much as a human in training, while clearly being a dog.

It's not pithy. Enzo's (our dauntless hero) family goes through some really hard things, and through it all he does his best to support them, despite the fact that he can only communicate through actions, having inferior vocal chords.

I loved it!


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