The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein (4 stars)

"This is what I would like. To play in those fields for a little longer. To spend a little more time being me before I become someone else." — Enzo, the dog

The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, was presented to me as an easy, quick read. I agree, although I misinterpreted that as meaning light. To be honest, I’m surprised the conceit of the book that the narrator is a dog works so very well. I would not have expected the entwined theme of racing cars to work for me, either. Somehow, the book — the narrator, Enzo — overcame my resistance and disbelief and moved me to tears. This book is heavy, but a good read.

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