The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

They say there is a soul in everything, especially dogs. I am an avid dog lover considering I have two of mine own that I call my “children”. So anytime there is a story involving one I get interested. This story does not have the normal… narrator. In fact the star of this story just happens to be in the perspective of a pooch names “Enzo”. The Art of Racing in the Rain takes you on an unforgettable journey through another kind of mind, through the eyes — and nose — of a dog. This book has everything in it from love to tragedy. This old soul has a lot to teach us about being human. I craved over this book because “Enzo” is a thrilling narrator that gets thrill from competitive car racing! (His owner is a race car driver) During the day he educates himself by watching tv. How insane is that…now we know what our dogs do when we’re not home…hmmm 🙂 This is a quote from the author of some great words he seen on a National Geographic show that goes so well with this book “In Mongolia, when a dog dies, he is buried high in the hills so people cannot walk on his grave. The dog’s master whispers into the dog’s ear his wishes that the dog will return as a man in his next life. Then his tail is cut off and put beneath his head, and a piece of meat or fat is placed in his mouth to sustain his soul on its journey; before he is reincarnated, the dog’s soul is freed to travel the land, to run across the high desert plains for as long as it would like.” Insane as it is, this is a super great book, not to long for those of you who like a short read! I will warn you though it is a tear jerker! A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story!! 🙂

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