Saturday, June 20, 2009

Book Review

Farmmom recommended that I get The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein.

I absolutely loved this book, it made me laugh, it made me cry, and I saw so much of my own dogs in it I wondered just how much is going on inside their heads at any given moment.

Written from the perspective of a loyal lab-mix, Enzo, the book details the joys and struggles of an up-and-coming race car driver and his family, Enzo's thoughts on evolution, philosophy, and religion, and the struggles that life bring us whether we be dog or man.

Loyalty, love, life, triumph over injustice, and how to be a good person, according to a dog.

I won't include any spoilers, because if you own or have ever owned a dog, you need to read this book.

If you'll excuse me, I need to go cuddle my pups now.


Old NFO said...

Dang, I just went yesterday... I'll have to add it to the list for the next trip!

Zdogk9 said...

Well worth reading!

Keith said...

I've tried reading it twice. Knowing what's going to happen in the end makes it the only book I've started but never finished. So, uhh, yeah, I'm a huge baby when it comes to dogs getting old.

Farmgirl said...


The end end is actually kind of happy and uplifting. It's worth finishing.

Keith said...

Happy and uplifting in the way Ol' Yeller left behind some puppies, or happy and uplifting like Robert Duval crashing his plane into the barn in Secondhand Lions?

I guess I'll have to give it another try now.

Farmgirl said...


Oddly enough, a little of both. Read it and find out.

Keith said...

I really didn't think it could be a little of both, but it was. I liked it, even if I did get something in my eyes during the last few pages.