It all starts of with Enzo being at age 12 being really old and with many health problems. Enzo starts talking to Denny even though Denny doesn't understand anything Enzo says. Enzo tells Denny that it’s his time and soon when he dies he will be a human just like him. Before all that Enzo Starts talking about his past and every experience throughout his dog life with Denny and every person that he has had been part of his life, to that very moment.
Enzo and Denny’s life all began at a farm where Denny bought Enzo in a small crate with his other siblings. Time passed by and him and Enzo lived in an average size apartment building. Denny relationship with Enzo is a true love story with mankind and mans best friend. Denny would normally leave for a week sometimes to race or be a representative of some type of dealership. One huge conflict that Enzo faces throughout the book is that Denny get’s married with a woman named Eve. Enzo knew that this was a sign of a new beginning. Enzo was worried with this woman named eve he would become Denny’s second choice.
The way this Author wrote this was very detailed in my opinion. Some good points that the author made is that we have to enjoy life while we still have it. He made Enzo very human like witch really caught my attention and tried to give I want to say like lessons to people in the real life. I personally liked this book very much, it was a book that I could not put down.
I think that the author did great he didn’t have any bad points. He knew what he was doing.
The Art of Racing in the Rain By Garth Stein. The book That I’m reading is about a dog named Enzo, Enzo isn’t your typical dog. Enzo thinks different than other dogs he believes that when he dies, He will become a human just like when humans die they will become an animal. Denny, Enzo’s owner is a race car driver and customer representative in a Seattle BMW dealership. Enzo is amazed with his work. Denny always shares his stories with Enzo and put’s Enzo videoclips of the race that Enzo get’s inspired by.
I want to say the ending was satisfying in a way, I wish it would have not ended that way but it was a good way to end a book. The way it ended was so particular for example the setting where it took place just so well put together.
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This story takes place in a small apartment, a home for a faimly of four, a sick room, and Italy. Enzo, the main character, and also a old dog, tells the reader the story of his life from the aparament. He shows the reader his time as a pup on the farm he was born on, to his life with his master Denny, and his daughter and wife in the house. When Zoe, Denny's wife falls ill, Enzo paints a picture of the horror of the sick room. Itally is told from a third point of view, but gives the reader comfort in the end.
Enzo is a dog of many years, he isn't like most dogs though. This dog loves racing, he knows what his master is saying, and he has a love for his family that knows no bounds. Denny, Enzo's master is a Racecar driver and a man who id fighting for his family, and his happiness. Zoe, Denny's daughter is the love of both Enzo and Denny. Eve is Denny's wife, and a eample to how people can change.
This book is one of the few that really brought tears to my eyes. Stein is able to write a tale that is so heart renchingly wonderful, that the reader finds himself absorbed in the story. I became angry at the people who were fighting against Denny, and rejoiced when the good news came. Finally, I cried happy tears when I learned that dogs really do turn into men.
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein is a story of the power of love, and the dark places that we have to visit in order to see the beauty of everything we have around us. It is a story of how you have to fight for your dreams, and grab them with both hands, because, "that what we manifest, is before us."
The ending was beautiful, and gave me peace for Enzo, Zoe, and Denny. It made a heart break heal. If this was excluded from the book, it would be good. But beacause this was added, it made the book that much better.