The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein has the rare quality of being one of those books that once you start reading it you CANNOT put it down – I couldn’t even stop for lunch (I belong to a book club so believe me about the rarity of this kind of book).
The premise of the book is wonderful – a family’s story told through the eyes of Enzo the dog. All of the characters are beautifully crafted… make sure you have a large box of tissues handy before starting your read – it is both funny (you will laugh out loud) and heartwrenching. The ‘Evil Twins’ and dancing Zebra are pure genius.
You do not need to be a dog owner to enjoy this book. I LOVED it and give it 15 out of 10! I am buying copies for my favourite relatives and it will be my recommendation for next year’s read list at my book club.