The art of racing in the rain

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    Jan 25, 2009 6:37 PM GMT
    Beautiful book. Check this video out.


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    Jan 26, 2009 12:22 AM GMT
    Thanks for the info animanimus. This is a really interesting concept.
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    Sep 29, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    I read the book. Was bored most of the time. I really didn't think it was well written IMO. I don't like race cars either.
  • alliedguy

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    Sep 29, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    I thought it was an easy flowing book and thoroughly enjoyable to read. I guess I went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised
  • BrownsTown

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    Oct 12, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    I thought it was a good, but not great book. Some wonderfully written "bad guy" characters (his in-laws), I really wanted to strangle them in the 2nd half of the book.
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    Oct 12, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    Yay for book talk! We should have an RJ Book Club.

    I thought I was going to enjoy The Art of Racing in the Rain, but I absolutely hated this book. The race car passages were tedious and boring, and there were way too many of them. The characters annoyed me to no end... the woman who refused to see a doctor despite debilitating headaches; and the man who just allowed his inlaws to take his wife. I swear I wanted to reach into the pages and slap every one of them!

    And the thing that I love about dogs is that they AREN'T human, they just wag their tales or chase the ball without over-analyzing everything. He wrote the dog as if it were a human... the dog had a better vocabulary than most humans I know. And the fact that the dog's whole premise was to be resurrected as a human annoyed me. Dogs are dogs. That's what so great about them.