The Art of Racing in the Rain (Paperback)
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DescriptionA heart-warming and inspirational tale in which Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: he thinks and feels in nearly human ways. He has educated himself by watching extensive television, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo realizes that racing is a metaphor: that by applying the techniques a driver would apply on the race track, one can successfully navigate the ordeals and travails one encounters in life. Enzo relates the story of his human family, sharing their tragedies and triumphs. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations as a dog, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family. The Art of Racing in the Rain is a testament to a man's life, given by his dog. But it is also a testament to the dog, himself. Though Enzo cannot speak, he understands everything that happens around him as he bears witness to his master's problems. His enforced muteness only refines his listening ability, and allows him to understand many of life's nuances that are lost on most humans. With humour, sharp observation, and a courageous heart, Enzo guides the reader to the bittersweet yet ultimately satisfying conclusion: there are no limitations to what we can achieve, if we truly know where we want to be.
- Published: 05 March 2009
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780007281190 ISBN 10: 0007281196
- Sales rank: 1,182
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Reviews for The Art of Racing in the Rain
Easily one of my favourite books of all time. Bought this after reading a 2 Chapter preview, and did not regret it. This book has really made me think about the purpose of our pets, and has definitely shown me that a book from the point of view of a dog can have as much emotion in it as any other!
I absolutely recommend it, buy it!!! by Kate Bail