Monday, October 15

Bibliophile [The Art of Racing in the Rain]

This book is so sweet, and worth the read for all you mush-balls and dog lovers.

The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein

I want to snuggle this book like a golden retriever puppy. Here's your blurb for this book-club-favorite NYT best seller:

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.

I like how the blurb calls it "ultimately uplifting", because there is truly some sad sh*t in this little book, though things wrap up nicely.

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