Or more precisely, this book is narrated by a dog, and a very philosophical dog at that.*
The book I’m referring to is, The Art of Racing in the Rain (author – Garth Stein) and I give it my highest recommendation (something I reserve for a rare few books, such as Water for Elephants, another brilliant read and one I also recommend.)
I suspect leading with the fact that the story is told by a dog might cause some people to be reluctant to read this wonderful book. In fact, I’m sure it is. If I wasn’t confident that the majority of readers of this blog trust me to provide recommendations they ultimately agree with (for the most part), I might have presented this book differently (it’s about knowing your audience, right?). I could have said, “This is a beautifully told and written story of family, love, devotion, caring, loss and ultimate triumph.”
You are forewarned; do not read the first page unless you have several hours of reading time available. :-)
* See, as a dog lover I am biased. And several people to whom I’ve recommended this book and who have subsequently read it have found it to be a great read.