Thursday, July 2, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: The Art of Racing in the Rain

"Gestures are all I have; sometimes they must be grand in nature." -- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein So begins the story of Enzo, an aging dog with a human soul who looks forward to being reincarnated as a man so he can enjoy talking out loud and using opposable thumbs. Enzo is the first person (first canine?) narrator of this story, which is enough in itself to grab the imagination.

6 comments :

Tracey W said...

can I take this to Bend with me? where will you be later tonight?

J.T. Oldfield said...

I'm so NOT a dog person. Do you think I'd still be into this book?

Sandra said...

I managed to snag a copy of this over at Book Club Girl for her radio interview with the author on July 22. I can't wait to get it and read it. I hope it's good. I'll watch for your review.

Rose City Reader said...

T -- Yes.

JT -- Hard to say. I'm not a "rat person," or even a mole or a toad person, but I loved Wind in the Willows. :) So maybe if you like books about anthropomorphic animals in general, you would probably like this one.

S -- I am interested to know what you think.

Diane said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book so much; Enzo captured my heart :)

Tracey W said...

I read this cover-to-cover last night, it was adorable and I had dreams about it. And, of course, it made me wonder what the dog laying at my feet would say if she got to write a book! It's a cute story.

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