Thursday, March 31, 2011

Doggone Good Reads: Judy S Reviews "The Art of Racing in the Rain"

Listen to a podcast of Stein's talk at Book Expo America in 2008.

Judy says:
"Enzo like Seattle because the air is always moist and causes all of the wonderful smells--no less than life its very self--to be intensified.

He sets about trying to teach Denny, his human, things he might come to know about himself were he as perceptive as most dogs. Take, for example, racing cars in the rain. Denny is very skilled at this--rain on a racetrack can be an asset if you know how to handle it. Enzo thinks that if only Denny could learn to apply the gift of rain in life his living might also become more profound. Most of all he just wants Denny to realize what he needs to do in order to be happy. Enzo really knows this--Denny, no so much.

A charming book about pain, humanity, and becoming the person whom your dog already knows you to be."

Judy S gives it a 1 Kleenex rating, meaning "not likely to make you cry unless you let Barbara Walters start asking questions". Jackie, however, advises you to have one or two handy--this book has it's moments.

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