A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel
A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami’s international reputation.
It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company’s advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes our hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself. Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.
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I asked a waiter to bring over the yellow pages and started reading the names listed in the “ Hotels , Inns ” section . After forty names , she stopped ... The Dolphin Hotel was located three blocks west and one block south of the movie ...
Wife dies of bronchitis . “ 1950. Sheep Professor assumes directorship of Hokkaido Ovine Association . “ 1960. Eldest son loses fingers at Port of Otaru . “ 1967. Hokkaido Ovine Hall closes . " 1968. Dolphin Hotel opens . “ 1978.
The hotel owner accepted the luggage graciously . I settled the bill up through the following day and told him we'd be back in a week or two . " Was my father of any help ? ” he asked worriedly . I said that he'd helped enormously .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Aug3Zimm - LibraryThing
Intellectually interesting but not emotionally engaging. One thing I really enjoy about Murakami is how he portrays a sense of disconnectedness between people. That feeling was more prevalent in the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CharlotteBurt - LibraryThing
As you would expect from Murakami this is a strange tale, but a good read nonetheless. All about the search for a specific sheep with a star on its back. This has everything you would expect with a ... Read full review