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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

More on The Art of Racing in the Rain


Back in May and June we posted some thoughts on the library’s All Fairfax Reads selection, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Now that some of you may have read the novel, we’re curious what you think.

Here’s what some reviewers said:

The Art of Racing in the Rain is getting all kinds of buzz, and it deserves every accolade. Readers will be moved by this warm hug of a story (and may find themselves looking searchingly into the eyes of their own canine companions). Enzo is a charming and witty narrator. His tale, while hilarious at times, is quite often heartbreaking, but it is ultimately uplifting and heartwarming. And I found the ending to be oh so very satisfying.” -- Bookreporter.com

“Stein’s Enzo is the perfect narrator, wickedly observant of the world around him, even if limited in his ability to interact with humans. Oh how he yearns for a proper tongue and vocal chords so he can string a sentence together. And opposable thumbs!” – The Seattle Times, May 9, 2008.

“Enzo ultimately teaches Denny and the reader that persistence and joie de vivre will see them through to the checkered flag. Stein creates a patient, wise and doggish narrator that is more than just fluff and collar.” – Library Journal, May 2008

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