January 27, 2012 2012 Reading List Reviews 0

Earlier this week, I decided that I wanted to read a book for pure enjoyment. My brain was stretched and I just wanted to relax and enjoy myself for a while. I called my pastor, Greg DePriest, to get a recommendation. He suggested The Art of Racing in the Rain. I purchased the book and began reading that night.

I must say, my pastor’s interpretation of “enjoyment” is different from mine because this is probably the most depressing book I have ever read. Yet, it is one of the best modern fiction novels that I have read. The entire book is written from the perspective of a dog. This dog, Enzo, is witty and intelligent who fully believes his soul will return as a human next time around. We walk through life with Enzo as we encounter the tremendous struggles of  his loving, caring, race car driving owner – Denny. The tragedies that face this life are faced with the same principles that allow for successful racing in the rain.

I cannot do the heartwarming intelligence of this book justice in a single paragraph, but will definitely recommend that you read it for yourself sometime.

“La macchina va dove vanno gli occhi.” – The car goes where your eyes go.

Vision matters – see well.