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.


  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

  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!


  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.

  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.

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

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


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