A video trailer for a book is an interesting idea, and it fails miserably here. I saw this trailer for Garth Stein’s “The Art of Racing in the Rain” in 2008 and thought to myself… WTF? Seven years later, after professional race car drivers and office ladies alike have recommended the book to me, I’ve finally made the purchase and in one day (albeit a long one at hospitals) am a couple hundred pages in.
The story line is nothing special, but told from the perspective of a dog, is occasionally amusing. The race and driving talk however is as good as any I’ve ever read, just oozing nerdiness in a way that is both passionate and endearing.
It’s like a high performance driving school in novel format.