The Art of Racing in the RainBook - 2008
From Library Staff
Enzo the dog tells the story of his life with Denny, a race car driver, and reflects on all he has learned about human beings. Audiobook available.
Enzo-a dog with the heart of a philosopher and an obsession with having opposable thumbs- gives a delightful narration as he reflects on his life and the life of his master, an aspiring race car driver who struggles to remain true to his beliefs through triumph and tragedy.
patcumming Jun 19, 2015
A bittersweet story told from the point of view of Enzo the dog, an incredibly memorable character. The incredible sadness and pain of the human characters is somewhat more tolerable when told from the point of view of their pet.
WVMLlibrarian Jan 04, 2015
No. 4 (tie)
WVMLStaffPicks Oct 20, 2014
Enzo the dog narrates a heart-tugging story about his owner Denny and all the struggles (and joy) that he encounters in staying true to his beliefs. Enzo observes and supports Denny as he builds his career, has a child, loses his wife to a debilitating illness and survives the vicious attempt by ... Read More »
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One day I was walking down Bernerd st and spotted this book on a sales table at mosaic books. As soon as I picked it up I was intrigued by the title and thought without hesitation, this is a must read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story narrated from a dog. There was a lot of emotion involved in this story. Sadness and happiness to see the family go through so much and still come out good in the end..
A 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.
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs' a philospher with a nearly human soul (and a obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television and listening carefully to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up and coming race car driver. Now in his twightly years, Enzo finds himself thinking back on his life with the Swift family, reflecting on all he has learned about the human conditions and how life, like racing, is about so much more than simply going fast.
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There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.