A 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 ...Show synopsisA 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 through his eyes, sharing the tragedies and triumphs that Denny and his wife and child. 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 ordeal. 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.Hide synopsis
The Art of Racing in the Rain (HarperTorch) – Hardcover (2008)
Hardcover, HarperTorch 2008
ISBN: 0061537934 ISBN-13: 9780061537936
Meet Enzo, the unforgettable canine narrator of this bittersweet and transformative story of family, love, loyalty, and hope. Enzo is a philosopher with a nearly human soul, and he's gained a wealth of knowledge from hours spent in front of the TV.Meet Enzo, the unforgettable canine narrator of this bittersweet and transformative story of family, love, loyalty, and hope. Enzo is a philosopher with a nearly human soul, and he's gained a wealth of knowledge from hours spent in front of the TV.Hide
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I'm not into racing, and this book DOES talk a little about it, but in relationship to life. Let's face it, we all race through life and feel like it's out of control sometimes. Seeing this for a dog's eyes, a loyal friend, is so moving and thoughtful. I gave one copy away and ordered another... it's THAT good.
I really enjoyed this book. It's not super difficult and is somewhat predictable at times, but the storytelling through the dog's POV is very well-executed. The dog's innocence and funny way of looking at the world will leave you chuckling and will help you soldier through the sad moments in the book. Enjoy!
...if any or all of those are important parts of your life, this is a book for you! Tech background just enough to add realism to the humor and drama Stein unfolds for our imaginations. Interesting, fun, heartbreaking, heartwarming! Highly recommend, and have given away no less than a half-dozen copies to friends. Oh, and the title has loaded meaning to any that have tried (racing in the rain!).
I'm not a die-hard dog lover, but I loved this book. It's a bit sentimental and predictable, but Enzo is such a real and delightful main character. I especially love when Stein delves into Enzo's imagination and emotional depth by way of one of his stuffed toy animals. I'll never look at a beloved dog ...
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