Thursday, February 4, 2010

the Garth man cometh ...

... to Warwick's Books in La Jolla. 

That's right, friends.  Garth Stein, author of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (starring Enzo, the narrating dog), was in town.

Six of us that enjoy Bunco together (this is our 4th year already!) decided to pay Garth and Warwick's a visit and were we ever treated to an incredible evening.

Garth treated us to plenty of humor, some poignant moments, and three (yes, 3) separate readings from the book.   ENZO came to life for me in a way I had not expected ... although just reading the book, I thought, made Enzo very "real" to me.  Somehow, when an author really BREATHES his work, and BELIEVES in his character/s, it makes a huge difference.

{photo:  CCI pup-in-program FRANCIE, with her co-raisers Lyn Comunale and Vickie Stone - and Garth Stein}

If you don't know ENZO yet, run right out - RIGHT OUT - and grab a copy of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN. Seriously. It's a NOT-TO-BE-MISSED book. Trust me.  {or just click on the link here to head over to Amazon}

Hands down, the very best author reading/signing I have ever attended.  Bar none!

Woof!  Woof! ('cause "2 barks mean FASTER" !!!)

-- Davielle

1 comment:

Lyn said...

Thanks a ton Davi....for suggesting this event!!! Garth did a fabulous reading.