The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein

This book was recommended to me by one of the Veterinarians I used to work with. It is written from the perspective a the dog and I found his insight to be very interesting.

For me this book had a little bit of a slow start and it took me a few chapters to really get interested in the story. I found it to be a little crude during certain parts of the story but I think a lot of that had to do with the fact that it was a dog describing what he was seeing. There was also some strong language in the novel.

Once I got past the beginning I started to really enjoy the book. It is a story about loss and the struggle to keep a family together. The main character loses his wife and then has to fight to keep custody of his daughter. I really got caught up in the story and really liked reading how the dog perceived the events transpiring around him. His view of the world was so honorable and truthful. I wish we could all view the world and people around us with a little more "dog" like loyalty.