The Art of Racing in the Rain

by Garth Stein

HarperCollins | March 17, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Art of Racing in the Rain is rated 4.55263157894737 out of 5 by 38.

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.

On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny 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. 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. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.

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 . . . as only a dog could tell it.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 17, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061738093

ISBN - 13: 9780061738098

Found in: Literary

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Book I really enjoyed this book. I am not a dog person but this book made me wish I had a dog. Awesomely written novel and would recommend it to friends.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The entire emotional gamut This book immediately grabs you and draws you into the world as seen through the eyes of man's best friend. It is beautifully written and had me laughing, crying, snorting, chuckling, contemplating... sometimes all at once. Read this book.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Art of Racing in the Rain One of the best books to read if you love dogs. Reading this book will make you love your dog or dogs more.
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and sweet I loved this book. It was funny, sweet and I fell in love with the characters. This is a must read for dog lovers.
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Art of Racing in the Rain Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read it in one day, finding it difficult to put down. I will have to speak to my dog differently from now on, assuming he is as insightful as Enzo is.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Racing in the Rain A very good read. A story from a dog's perspective makes one wonder of their own dogs antics. If only dogs could talk....
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read An important read with a timeless message.appealing to readers of many ages.great characters with important stories to learn
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute as cute can be! A easy read that will leave you smiling and wanting a new puppy! A nice read for any dog lover who's wondering what the heck is going on in that mutt's brain!
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Art of Racing in the Rain This book provides an insight into the mind of a dog and the love for his family, the depths in which he will go to help is master and the art of racing when his life has come to an end. Emotional, deep, funny, a really good read.
Date published: 2014-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Art of racing in the rain A darling book. The story of a young family told through the wise perceptions of the loving family dog. Insightful. Could't put it down.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming story! Written from a dog's point of view, this book is a heartwarming story of Enzo's journey through life with his master. Fantastically well written, this is a very easy book to read. Enzo's story is both hilarious and tear-jerking. Highly recommended read for anyone with or without a pet.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I loved this book. If you are looking for a book that draws out every emotion you have within, while unwittingly coaching you on how to live a good life, then this is the book for you! Everyone should have to read this book once. The world would be a better place!
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read ! Loved the book. While the book can be sad...its all of a sudden uplifting and cheerful. A real roller coaster of emotions :)
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Art of Racing in the Rain Recommended to me by niece, thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was sweet, funny and just a great read.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Art of Racing in the Rain I loved this story! It's my favourite read of the summer so far. The woman at the bookstore recommended it to me, but I would have never chosen it without her suggestion. I am so glad I took it! There are so many points in the story where you just think nothing can get sadder but its so uplifting at the same time. I would recommend it to anyone. Great read!
Date published: 2014-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprised how much I enjoyed this a year to read Shantaram a few days to read this. really good read if you love dogs...but that's not necessary.
Date published: 2014-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Art Of Racing in the Rain One of my favorite books!
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ? Great feel good book.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Art of a Racing in the Rain If you are a dog lover, this is a must read! Keep the tissues handy.
Date published: 2014-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic One of my favourite reads!
Date published: 2014-06-28

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Kobo eBookThe Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain

by Garth Stein

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 17, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061738093

ISBN - 13: 9780061738098

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Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.

On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny 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. 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. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.

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 . . . as only a dog could tell it.