Saturday, June 4, 2011

Recently Read...

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

I went through a dry spell for a while where everything I picked up to read would lose my interest before I finished.  This book ended that bit of ennui.

 I stayed up late last night to finish reading it.

Not to give it away, you learn this in the very beginning any way, but the dog dies.  I usually try to avoid books in which a dog dies.  I always cry like a baby.  And I did with this book, too, but sometimes a good cry is just what is needed.  It's about life and love and loyalty and dreams.  I give it two thumbs up.

The flat tongue and also lack of thumbs figure prominently in the story.

6 comments:

  1. I know, any book with a dog, you know he will die and it is hanky time.
    Will check this one out even with the spoiler. Thanks.
    Arkansas Patti

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  2. I too, have been in a very *bad* dry spell, with my reading. -sigh-

    But since I'm not a dog person, I don't think this book would be for me.

    Glad you enjoyed it though! And even stayed up, to finish it. That's how to have a goooood boooook!

    ~♥~

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  3. Oh boy....I loved that book. It gave me a dreamy kind of hope that I would "find" my Marly dog again. Oh yeah...that was a standout.
    You might enjoy Merle's Door. I read that recently and it's a great true story.

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  4. someone told me about this book but I was afraid of it. I'll give it a try if I get my nerve up and my hanky out.

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  5. Oh, yeah, it will make you cry, but it is also very hopeful and very satisfying. Loved it.

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  6. Wanted to tell you that my husband and I enjoyed this book, too.

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