- Taschenbuch: 336 Seiten
- Verlag: Harper; Auflage: International (31. August 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0062023063
- ISBN-13: 978-0062023063
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 2,1 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 17 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 8.747 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 31. August 2010
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“One of those stories that may earn its place next to Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi.” (Portland Oregonian)
“Splendid.” (People (3 ½ out of 4 stars))
“Fans of Marley & Me, rejoice.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“The Art of Racing in The Rain has everything: love, tragedy, redemption, danger, and—most especially—the canine narrator Enzo. This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.” (Sara Gruen, Author of Water for Elephants)
“The perfect book for anyone who knows that some of our best friends walk beside us on four legs; that compassion isn’t only for humans; and that the relationship between two souls...meant for each other never really comes to an end.” (Jodi Picoult)
“The Art of Racing in The Rain has everything: love, tragedy, redemption, danger, and--most especially--the canine narrator Enzo. This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human.” (Sara Gruen, Author of Water for Elephants)
“I savored Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain for many reasons: a dog who speaks, the thrill of competitive racing, a heart-tugging storyline, and--best of all--the fact that it is a meditation on humility and hope in the face of despair.” (Wally Lamb, Author of She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True)
A heart-warming and inspirational tale in which Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: he thinks and feels in nearly human ways. He has educated himself by watching extensive television, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo realizes that racing is a metaphor: that by applying the techniques a driver would apply on the race track, one can successfully navigate the ordeals and travails one encounters in life. Enzo relates the story of his human family through his eyes, sharing the tragedies and triumphs that Denny and his wife and child. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations as a dog, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family. The Art of Racing in the Rain is a testament to a man's life, given by his dog. But it is also a testament to the dog, himself. Though Enzo cannot speak, he understands everything that happens around him as he bears witness to his master's ordeal.His enforced muteness only refines his listening ability, and allows him to understand many of life's nuances that are lost on most humans. With humour, sharp observation, and a courageous heart, Enzo guides the reader to the bittersweet yet ultimately satisfying conclusion: there are no limitations to what we can achieve, if we truly know where we want to be. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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I also felt there was a bit too much of the world verses Denny (the main character). At times you may wonder how many evil people are conspiring against him, but life can feel that way. Maybe Enzo could have shared more wisdom with Denny of how to understand people expressing fear.
I did love the cars and racing elements. I also thought of my best friend often, as many dog lovers will when reading this enjoyable book.
I disagree. I find Enzo, the dog narrator, is really a bit of a bore. I understand that he is an old dog as he is telling the story, but he tells it in retrospect so that he was young when he was experiencing it.
He is so concerned with behaving like a human that he forgets his dogginess... there is no goofiness about him, he never has fun with other dogs, does not get as happily excited as dogs do nor as upset as they can...
Also, I find his perspective is not credible. If you choose to write from a dog's perspective, you really need to imagine the different sensory perception that dogs have. For dogs, the world is full of exciting smells and sounds. The dog in this novel only sees and thinks and describes.
As to the human characters - where is their development? There seems to be clear cut good (Denny, who really behaves very irresponsibly towards his wife and daughter) and bad (Eve's, the wife's, parents). And not much change inbetween.
If the book gets much better in the second half, please forgive me - I managed to finish a little more than half of it and then decided to give up. I decided to write this review for people who want to hear a different opinion - I'm glad so many people love it, but I was disappointed. Three stars because the style and general composition are clear and convincing.
I find the following authors do a much more convincing job of rendering a dog's perspective: Melvin Burgess in "Lady - My Life As a Bitch" and Alexander McCall Smith in the 44 Scotland Street series (Angus's dog Cyril).
Ich habe schon einige Buecher zum Thema Beziehung Hund- Mensch gelesen. Auch wenn ich meinen Hund bereits bei "Marley & ich" wiedererkannte, so war "The art of racing in the rain" oder zu deutsch "Enzo oder die Kunst ein Mensch zu sein" noch eine Stufe besser, da man das Leben der gesamten Familie aus Sicht des Hundes erzaehlt bekommt und seine Ueberzeugung, sich auf seine Wiedergeburt als Mensch vorbereiten zu wollen, dem ganzen Buch das gewisse Etwas verleiht. Ich bin ein grosser Fan von Enzo geworden und kann dieses Buch nur weiter empfehlen. Es hat mich beruehrt, nachdenklich, traurig, aber auch froehlich und gluecklich gemacht. Wieviele Buecher schaffen all das?
I was never a fan of races with any kind of vehicles and so was afraid that it would turn out to be too much about that topic, mostly about cars. But as soon as I started reading I understood, it was more like how much real life and race car driving are alike.
I own a dog and really often looked down at her while she was laying curled up right beside me and thought, "Do you also think like that?". And probably every dog owner will find his/her dog in Enzo. Even if you don't own a dog you should read this story. Believe me you either want to read it a million times again and/or wish to have a dog just like Enzo.
So for me it was the perfect story, I had to cry, I smiled, I was shocked, I was just IN the story, I felt connected to it, to Enzo's life, to Denny and Zoe's life. And such books are for me the best ones, the real ones. Not just a story told but all the feelings behind it.
In the end it's totally worth reading, one of the best books ever. You will love it!
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