Monday, February 9, 2009

Racing In The Rain---A Review

On the recommendation of a blogger friend, whom I believe was Janna (but not sure), I ordered "The Art Of Racing In The Rain" and finished it a few days ago.

It is definitely one of the best books I've read and apparently many other readers think so as well, since it has received 318 reviews on Amazon and has a 4 1/2 star rating.

This book will touch you on so many levels. I will never look at a dog the same way again.

To quote one review: "On the eve of his death, Enzo (a dog) tells what amounts to his master's life story. Stein's attention to detail was amazing - the book reads like it was written by somebody who took the time to stop and think "what would a dog feel/do in this situation?" As a result, Enzo is memorable and lovable. He's at once a crotchety old man, and an innocent youth. He's wise, he's naive, and he is devoted."

Watch a great video about this book here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m21A77I4M0UM2A

Also, Tileena has the sweetest new video on her blog. "Potty Training Little Abby"..you'll love it. I promise!!!

Don't forget my newest giveaway (see details below).

17 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

I was me! :) I'm so glad you liked this book. It definitely holds the honor of "favorite" for me.

Barbara said...

Janna- I thought it was you. Yay!
I loved the book. Thank you!!!

Linda said...

I love that it's written from the dog's perspective! I'll get it and read it!

Leslie said...

I know it must be a wonderful book but, I can not read animal stories or watch animal movies, they breaks my heart.Especially if they die.
When I was a child my aunt gave a puppy and when she left my Daddy took it out and shot it. I just can't handle things like that.

JOY said...

Thanks for this recommendation (and you too Janna!). Sounds like a great read. I'd love to hear the dog's perspective.

Barbara said...

Linda- Let me know how you like it.

Barbara said...

Leslie- I'm so sorry that your heart was broken like that. Some things are hard to heal.

Barbara said...

Joy- I think you'll like it as much as Janna and I do.

Joanne said...

I love getting a good recommendation, and haven't heard of this one. Sounds intriguing, will def read, thanks for the mention!

Pat's Place said...

Sounds like a good "read!" I will look for it the next time I go to the library.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

I got that book for my sister for Christmas. She loved it. I should have read it first. LOL

Barbara said...

Joanne- I do love a good read and they seem so hard to come by. Hope you enjoy this one.

Barbara said...

Pat- Great. I hope you find it. Let me know how you like the book.

Barbara said...

Lea- I'm so happy to hear she loved it, too.

Patty H. said...

LIttle Abby is soo cute.
I'm sorry I havent' been by to thank you for my "award". THank you so much.

JOY said...

Just popping in on Tuesday to say hello Barbara! Still have dogs on my mind after seeing Little Abby's video!

Garth Stein said...

Thanks for the great review, Barbara!

I'm glad Enzo touched you so powerfully.

Happy manifesting....

Garth