Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

HelloKatieO’s #CBR4 Review #50: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

If you love dogs, you will love this book. It’s hard not to. Enzo, Denny’s dog, tells us the tragic story of Denny’s life in such a loyal, compassionate and hopeful way that I was sobbing on the airplane. And yes, people were staring.

The story of Denny, a race car driver, and his wife and child, is not particularly original. Denny get’s married, his wife gets sick and he faces challenges both from his in-laws and from the temptations in his life. Despite the struggles, everything is wrapped up neatly in the end and you appreciate Denny for trying so hard in all aspects of his life – caring for Enzo, fighting for his daughter and racing cars. This is a feel good novel and even though it’s hardly realistic, it leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy and sometimes that’s just what you need.

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