05 August 2008

The Art of Racing in the Rain.

I found Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain, to be so good and consuming I don't even know how to describe how much I loved it. How much I simply enjoyed this book. This book made me laugh, and brought tears to my eyes - rarely does a book do that to me. It is definitely a good kind of emotional roller-coaster of emotions felt for Enzo and the ones he held dear, and not so dear.

We meet Enzo the dog on the eve of his death, where he tells his touching, funny, and sometimes saddening life story. From puppy-hood to adult-hood and his old-age. He is chosen by his master, Denny, and remains loyal to him all of his (Enzo's) life. Not only do we see Enzo's life, we see Denny's and his family's life as well. Through all of their goodness and struggling through tragedy, Enzo shares all in a particularly touching way.

That is all I shall say; as I do not want to end up giving too much away. It is a touching read and I would definitely read this again sometime. Highly recommended.

1 comment:

Book Zombie said...

After having read so many pet memoirs since Marley and Me was published I was hesitant to read this but a friend told me I just had too. I cannot believe how much I'm enjoying it. Coming from the viewpoint of the dog himself is so original.