July 25, 2008

Friday Book and Blog Dogging

I hear that Starbucks has these new "healthy" smoothies, so I run over and try one of the Chocolate Banana beverage/meal. It is very good. Yes, I have smoothies for dinner sometimes.

I'm standing there as they make my drink and I see this new book they are promoting The Art of Racing in the Rain a story from a dog's point of view. The author is Garth Stein

The book's narrator is a philosophical thinking dog. This will most likely be the next book I read, and the cover jacket synopsis told me this is the kind of story I'd love.

Dogs, Rain, Racing, Philosophy. It's like they are marketing directly to me. The racing is car racing, but at least they know how to get my attention.

GARTH STEIN is the author of three novels, The Art of Racing in the rain, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets (winner of a 2006 PNBA Book Award), and Raven Stole the Moon. His play, Brother Jones, was produced in Los Angeles in 2005, and was hailed as "brimming with intensity" by the LA Weekly. He teaches writing to students from second grade to adult, and lives in Seattle with his family, including Comet the quadruped.
- http://www.826seattle.org


Allison said...

Oh I want to read that book!

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Allie "baby" - Me, too.

Some critics have compared it to Richard Bach's 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull,' and Yann Martel's 'Life of Pi'...", which are on my list of fav books.

Allie baby said...

I'm bummed. Went to the library today and they only had the audiobook.

Mail me your copy when your done? PLS?!!!

Mauigirl said...

Sounds like a really good book! Thanks for telling us about it!

dogging couple said...

We go dogging almost every single Friday night at Crickley