Book Review | “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

book“The Art of Racing in the Rain”
by Garth Stein

Stein (How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, 2005, etc.) uses a dog as narrator to clever effect in this tear-jerker about an aspiring race car driver who suffers more woes than Job, but never mistreats his dog.

Lab mix Enzo believes he is different from other dogs, that he has a human soul in a dog’s body. Enzo is frustrated that he can only use “gestures” to communicate with his beloved owner Denny. Denny works in a Seattle auto repair shop to earn money to race. Enzo watches racing channels on TV, soaking up facts and lore. Dog and man are happy in their bachelor Eden. 

Enter Eve. She and Enzo are … (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).

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