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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27 The Sheep Professor Eats All , Tells All According to his Dolphin Hotel - owner son , the Sheep Professor a - had by no means had a happy life . " Father was born in Sendai in 1905 , the eldest son of a landholding family , ” the son ...
One is to state clearly that you wish to inquire about sheep . ” “ And the other ? ” " Don't say that I told you about him . ” “ Fair enough , ” I said . We thanked the Sheep Professor's son and headed up the stairs .
“ I've heard of this man , ” the Sheep Professor said bitterly . " Somehow the sheep has an uncanny sense of the most competent targets . " “ Only this spring , the sheep left his body . The man himself is in a coma , on the verge of ...
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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