In what style of writing is the book The Art of Racing in the Rain?
The Art of Dancing in the Rain by Garth Stein, is written from an interesting point of view. The author uses a the stylistic technique of having a narrator as the storyteller but in this novel the storyteller is Enzo, a dog facing the end of his life.
The reader has to decide how to interpret what Enzo says since his words reflect the ideas of a dog including his heightened sense of smell. Enzo says, "And yet, how I yearn for the moment my soul inhabits one of these poorly designed bipedal bodies and I, too, assume the health concerns of a man!"
When asked about writing in this style, Garth Stein responds to the question by saying,
Honestly, I didn't think too much about that. Enzo believes he has a nearly human soul, so it was more about writing from the point of view of a soul who is trapped in a world in which he can't communicate or interact as he would like. Secondarily, it was fun to think from a dog's eye view!