Monday, September 13, 2010

The Art of Racing in the Rain

This is a story told through the perspective of Enzo, a dog. When choosing this book, I thought, "Oh it's from a dog's perspective, there won't be any language or bad scenes, dogs won't think that way." Nope, still had the language. But despite that aspect, I still ended up enjoying it. I cried on several occasions, fretted on many others and had a few giggles here and there (but very few.)
Enzo's owner, Denny, is a race car driver, and Enzo shares his love for the "sport." It's the story of Denny's struggles with his wife and daughter, and Enzo's readiness to become a human. If you're looking for a happy, uplifting, cheerful book; this isn't what you're looking for.


Casey said...

My favorite part of this book review is the fact that you referred to race car driving as "sport". If driving was a sport, then cross-town commuters would be very fit people.

Jessie Lewis said...

Hence the quotations around the word. I consider race car driving a talent, but not a sport.