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The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel

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139 out of 148 people found this review helpful.

Not A Dog Lover? You Will Be!

Most people are saying, if you're a dog lover, you will love this book. Do NOT miss out reading or recommending this story by limiting it to only dog lovers or racing fans. I have no dogs and know little of racing. This book transcends both! It will also make you a fan ...
Most people are saying, if you're a dog lover, you will love this book. Do NOT miss out reading or recommending this story by limiting it to only dog lovers or racing fans. I have no dogs and know little of racing. This book transcends both! It will also make you a fan of both. Garth Stein has written a wonderful book about a great character, a dog named Enzo, whom I came to love and hang on his every thought. Enzo has a better grasp of life than most people do, even if ironically, he wants to be a human. There are life lessons here that will stay with you and put a smile on your face and in your heart as you learn about living for today and how we choose to live today. You will be wondering about a couple of things, what am I manifesting in my life to bring joy into it and, what the heck is my dog or cat thinking anyway?? This is a wonderfully inspiring and entertaining book. Two barks for Enzo! And FIVE stars for Garth Stein for a most delightful reading EXPERIENCE.

posted by vivico1 on May 24, 2009

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26 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

IS It Just Me!!??

I am halfway through the book and I'm seriously questioning whether to countine reading. I was so excited to read this book becuase I thought the whole story seemed cute and cool but then as I was reading I got creeped out. Like the sex scenes are uncalled for and a zeb...
I am halfway through the book and I'm seriously questioning whether to countine reading. I was so excited to read this book becuase I thought the whole story seemed cute and cool but then as I was reading I got creeped out. Like the sex scenes are uncalled for and a zebra sexually assualting the toys. I mean it is funny whenever enzo brings up the zebra throughout the book. And then Denny has a 15 year old try to hook up with him and then when they talk about sex offenders. Ughhh like who really actually writes books like this. No offense to the author but my first impression on him is that he's a creep for writing stuff like this. I know if I look past this stuff the book really is good but I just don't think I can go on. Here is one thing Enzo did not talk about why does everyone have to put uncalled for sex parts in books and tv and movies. It truly is disgusting. Everyone needs to calm down a bit here.

posted by KateBrianIsAwesome on July 31, 2009

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