"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.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Opening Sentence of the Day: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Posted by Gilion at Rose City Reader at 8:49 AM 6 comments
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can I take this to Bend with me? where will you be later tonight?ReplyDelete
I'm so NOT a dog person. Do you think I'd still be into this book?ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
T -- Yes.ReplyDelete
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.
I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book so much; Enzo captured my heart :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete