The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain

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. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through.

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.

Title:The Art of Racing in the Rain
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781554681723
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    The Art of Racing in the Rain Reviews

  • Anastacia

    I was meandering around Borders one Saturday when I saw a dog's head on the cover of a book, and since I am magnetized to animals (especially dogs), I had to pick it up and leaf through it. I was plea...

  • Jason

    You know that guy who comes up to you when you’re having a bad day and says something like, “just think positive thoughts and good things will happen” as if it were really that simple? As if the...

  • Nicholas Sparks

    If you have yet to read this wonderful novel, do yourself a favor and do so. It's original and captivating, and I simply adored Enzo (the narrator ... who also happens to be a dog). It tells the story...

  • Miranda Reads

    That beginning - whew - nearly shorted out my kindle with the tears. If you're like me (avoiding sad books like the plague), you'll feel the urge to abandon this book after Chapter 1. Don't do that. ...

  • Lucy

    I'm shocked...shocked, by how much I loved this book.The narrator is a dog.There is much mentioning of racing - Formula One, NASCAR, Indy....and the narrator is a dog. But I think I mentioned that alr...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UFYm...Marvellous.There were some things, plot-wise, that felt a bit unnecessary (those damn grandparents) but other that that, I loved this! It never fe...

  • Matthew

    A fantastic and well told story! At times, I was near tears. Other times I wanted to reach into the book and punch one of the characters. I was so emotionally invested, I was talking out loud to the b...

  • Matthew

    Yet another book I was reading as a preview to see if I should purchase it as a gift. Sadly, no.Equally disappointing is disliking the work of a local author. I always want to like local authors (and ...

  • Dana Stabenow

    Note on May 18--Oh man. My book club's selection this month. Just started reading it last night. A dog narrator. And car racing. I dozed off in self-defense.May 20--Not my kind of book. Don't read any...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by GARTH STEIN is an inspirational, wonderful, and sad story that had me feeling so many different emotions while listening to this book. Laughter...happiness...sadness.....