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Subject: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Date Posted: 10/21/2008 11:42 AM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2005
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"Sniff"

I just fininshed the first chapter and I am already crying.  Please tell me I am not going to be crying all through

this book.

Pam

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 2:40 PM ET
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That's on my wishlist. I can't wait to read it!!

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 4:19 PM ET
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Pamela, I would keep the tissues handy but it is so worth it!

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 7:35 PM ET
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yup, keep the kleenex close by. That book is my favorite read of the year so far.

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 8:14 PM ET
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It's on my WL but there are hundreds of people before me!  :)  May end up actually buying this one.

Date Posted: 10/22/2008 3:47 PM ET
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I think this book will be my favorite for the year.   I stayed up very late last night ready it, had to force myself to stop and get some sleep.  I have not picked it up again today, because if I did the housework would not get done.

Pamela

Date Posted: 10/22/2008 4:27 PM ET
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I had a different response than you, and didn't even care for the first six chapters or so.  If you're crying at the first chapter, I'd keep the tissues handy cause you're in for a great story!   The storyline gets better and better as it progresses.  My favorite chapter was the final!  What a great story...can't say enough good things about the writing, the plot and characters.  Something for everyone.   Enjoy.

PS Stop by and let us know how you enjoyed it when you're finished.

 



Last Edited on: 10/22/08 4:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/22/2008 9:50 PM ET
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OHMAHgosh!!! It IS a crying book??? it's been sitting in my locker for two weeks because I can't handle a crying book right now.... arg!!!

Date Posted: 10/22/2008 11:22 PM ET
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It is worth every tear.  

Pam

Date Posted: 10/23/2008 10:31 PM ET
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I've never heard of this.. I'll put it on my WL but it sounds like I'll be waiting a long time for it.

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 11:49 AM ET
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I broke down and ordered it from my library. They called that it arrived today, so maybe I will read it over the weekend.

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 2:39 PM ET
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I finished the book last night,  It is my favorite read so far.  It has been long time since I had a book mess with emotons so much.

   Pam

I will never look at a stuff Zebra the again.

 

 

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 2:39 PM ET
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Sorry about that.

 

I will never look at a stuff zebra the same again.

 

Pam

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 4:37 PM ET
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I absolutely loved it - I'll never be able to hear the name Enzo again without thinking of this book.

Date Posted: 10/30/2008 7:02 AM ET
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My bookclub just recently read the selection and they all said it was really great and they all said they cried.I unfortunately didn't finish it. So I would recommend it, so keep the tissues handy.



Last Edited on: 10/30/08 7:03 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/30/2008 10:30 AM ET
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This book is wonderful. It definitely had me crying, but that's the sign of a powerful book, isn't it? And oh, the stuffed zebra. :(

Date Posted: 10/31/2008 11:59 PM ET
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I read the book in a matter of four hours. I cried in the beginning and at the end. Though I found some parts of the book a little "lame" and didn't care much for the talk of race car driving, it was still a good read.

Subject: Loved the story
Date Posted: 11/1/2008 12:58 AM ET
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I was lucky that a friend of mine shared her copy with me so I got to read it. I'm a dog person to begin with and LOVED the ending. In a way, the person sort of goes thru what it must be like for an abused dog to suffer. Both the human and dog stayed true to their natures :) :)

Katcha