Friday, December 9, 2011

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

This was a really wonderful and moving novel. It's about one family's troubles, and is narrated by the family dog, Enzo. It's at once tragic but also funny. Eve, the mother dies of brain cancer, and her parents sue Denny, the father for custody of his daughter Zoe. What follows is the bulk of the novel, in which Denny battles false accusations against him and fights to keep his daughter. All this, narrated by a dog. Enzo makes many interesting observations about humans, and hopes to become a human himself in his next life so that he can express his ideas. It's a great book. 5 stars.

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