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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“ That's all that's left to do . Sorry for staying so long . ” “ And the paperwork , was that it ? ” “ Uh - huh . All done . ... Saying that , she went back to scratching the cat's head . “ Get divorced twice , and you're a veteran .
But that's okay . Nothing bad about fulfilling a duty ... But when I told her that , she only laughed . " It's really very simple ... I'm sitting on my ears , and you've got only half of you that's really living . Sure seems that way ...
Weakness is something that rots in the body . Like gangrene . I've felt that ever since I was a teenager . That's why I was always on edge . There's this something inside you that's rotting away and you feel it all along .
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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