Saturday, May 21, 2011

Summer Reading: The Art of Racing in the Rain

I just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein on Friday. I bought it on Friday as well. Spending the better part of the day reading this book I couldn't put it down. To preface this review, TAORITR is easily in my top 3 books ever. I'm not a pet owner (however I plan on getting a Westie eventually) but this book made me understand so much about owning a dog.

I don't want to give too much away because I want everyone to go out and read this! A very brief summary, but this novel is about a man named Denny who adopts a mix-breed dog named Enzo (named after a famous race car driver, there is a big racing theme) and their life together. The beginning is rocky but it goes through their entire shared life from bachelorhood to old age. 

Never in my life have I cried as much in a book as in The Art of Racing in the Rain, but I also couldn't put it down. The last 15 pages were straight tears as were other parts of the story. It was a WONDERFUL book whether you're a dog owner/lover/anything or not. I absolutely recommend this book to any and everyone so please go out and snag this book or download it on your kindles and nooks ASAP! There is no question in my mind why this is a NYT Bestseller! 


PS: This book is the first book I've read this summer. Keep an eye out for other book reviews. I have 4 more books currently on the shelf ready and willing--it's just the beginning!


Jennifer said...

I've received numerous recommendations to read The Art of Racing in the Rain and you just made me want to read it even more! I can't wait to pick up a copy of it. Have a great rest of your weekend!

Royar said...

I read it in October and I absolutely loved it! I had to go hug my dogs almost every other page but it's an amazing book! Wonderful review! XO

Maddie said...

Wow! Looks like I'm definitely going to have to read this. Click here to check out the giveaway on my blog right now!

preppyplayer said...

Thanks for the glowing review! I am going to read it this week :)