The Art of Racing In the Rain – 31 Days of Great Books – Book 8

standard October 9, 2013 Leave a response
Book 8

Most of the books I read have women as protagonists. OK, that might not be true, but at the very least they have humans as the main characters. This book features a dog.

I know, that seems like a rather odd and somewhat affected literary device, but, what can I say, in this case, it truly works.

This is the story of a guy who loves to race cars as seen through the eyes of his dog.

Yes, seriously. 

Now, please note, I neither particularly like racing cars or dogs, and yet, I was utterly charmed by this book. It’s fascinating to see the complexity of human life from a dog’s perspective. The moments are somehow sadder and happier than you would think. Simple truths are laid out in a way that we might not have noticed had the point of view been human. Funny enough for a book about racing, but this book really reminded me that to really live and love, sometimes you have to slow down.

Want to read the other books on this list? Here they are!

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