The Art of Racing in the Rain is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read, so when I saw Garth Stein’s name poking out from the Half-Price clearance shelf awhile ago, I couldn’t resist. I didn’t realize he had a second book out, so I grabbed Raven Stole the Moon. Since then, the book has patiently waited on my TBR shelf. Since I was doing the readathon, I figured now was a perfect time to pull it out and give it a go.
It was a little slow to start, and way different from his first book (which was narrated by a dog). This was about a couple struggling to deal with the loss of their son, and possibly their marriage as a result. Stein uses Alaskan Native American legend to help with the mourning process in a very unique way.
I struggled with that a little bit, because I wasn’t sure what direction he was going to go. But, in the end, it turned out really beautifully. Maybe not EXACTLY how I wanted, but probably how it should have ended.
I’d give this about 3 stars. Not spectacular, but so-so. I like how Stein writes, I just didn’t so much like the plot in this book.