My pup is very well taken care of and loved with a fierceness that astonishes me, but after reading this book I have been talking to him, laying on the floor with him, treating him more as a friend who can hear and understand me even though he can't form or speak the words through his mouth. For me, the biggest source of grief at losing a beloved dog is that they have so little understanding of what is going on. The novel's title itself if a metaphor for life; life can be compared to racing car driving. It's not an easy story to read. I've had other dogs die, but never before did I have to decide.
A few weeks ago when I was browsing the available audio books at my local library, I saw this and put a hold on it. Yet another book I was reading as a preview to see if I should purchase it as a gift. You will not be sorry you did! Don't by shy in plugging your eBooks alongside your print titles. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Its characters are hollow shells, driven by motivations I could in no way relate to. To then race them in circles, no l Yet another book I was reading as a preview to see if I should purchase it as a gift. The 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge - A book with a weather element in the title If I had to describe what I felt reading this book in one word it would be charmed.
There was too much telling on the part of the author, and not enough showing. But I'm glad I broke my commandment to read this book. I felt like I needed to get my bearings. Has to work three jobs to replace it -- check. Thankfully the language is very limited and the adult situation is not terribly explicit.
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As he recalls all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices his master, Denny Swift—an up-and-coming race car driver—has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. He longs to experience life as a human. Enzo loves his owner Denny Swift, a race car driver who starts out as a customer service rep at a car dealership in Seattle. Husband deserts them -- check. Sometimes I did both at the same time — not recalling which emotion started first. This is a special adaptation for young people of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain. The art of racing in the rain is a 2008 novel by american author and film producer garth stein told from a dogs point of view the novel was a new york times.
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life. This book is written from the perspective of a dog. It's still, honestly, a bit thin. And then of course fairy godFerrarifather -- check. He also can anticipate some events before they happen, because of his exceptional sense of smell, and understanding of body language. As he feels practically human already, just limited to grand gestures due to his loose-muscled tongue and lack of opposable thumbs, he spends his dog years closely watching his ownder, Denny Swift, to learn the art of being human so that when it's his turn, he'll have a head start. But all things considered, I loved this book.
Who knows how much dogs understand of human affairs? Many are simply scum, they promote crap, put up garbage and hype all over the Internet so you cannot find anything when searching. This is one of those books that everyone should read once - it has such a solid story and that ending oh that ending! This is one of those books that everyone should read once - it has such a solid story and that ending oh that ending! It has all the information regarding the epic American science-fiction television and movie series. A great book about love, loyalty, and the importance of family. I plowed through this book because I was utterly unable to put it down. It was charming, witty and utterly heartbreaking. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life. It felt like Stein had a list -- dog hero, check.
As the reader, you become intimately connected with Enzo - his every thought and emotion. Enzo also recalls Denny's struggle to establish a racing career and the would-be champion's long absences from home for training and racing. As the book opens Enzo is old and dying but hopeful he'll be reincarnated as a human - a notion he picked up in a documentary about Mongolian cultural beliefs. In the end, everything works out for Denny and his daughter Zoey. No, what ruined it for me is the fact that the entire thing is horribly botched.
And his understanding of how metaphors from car racing apply to lessons for life is a bit much coming from a dog. Oftentimes while the people around him were fumbling around and really making a mess of their lives, the dog was the one that understood and had the answers. It was the right decision because she was a senior dog with a serious illness, but no less gut-wrenching. Which caused another, albeit slight, crying jag because the guy died at age 48. Starbucks is heavily promoting it.
Meet one funny dog—Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. It's about the love a dog has for its humans, the nature of life, and how - according to the dog - race car driving is a metaphor for all of life. Almost giving up time after time after time. Others have walked that walk and know how brutally hard it is. I loved him because he loved and protected his owner so much. This is such a heartwarming and original story concept and I'm not sure I've ever read something so objectively sweet. Dog reincarnated as human boy and race car driver wannabe! I consider it to be a triumph over my gag reflex.