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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He climbed into the driver's seat and closed the door after himself . All without any more sound than flipping over a playing card . And sitting in this limo , compared to my fifteen - year - old a a Volkswagen Beetle I'd bought off a ...
... slip it into my pocket , but in the end merely put it back . Engraved in the center of the lighter and cigarette case was an intricately patterned emblem . A sheep emblem . A sheep ? I shook my head and closed my A WILD SHEEP CHASE 65.
With my eyes closed , I could hear hundreds of elves sweeping out my head with their tiny brooms . They kept sweeping and sweeping . It never occurred to any of them to use a dustpan . When the beer finally arrived , I downed it in two ...
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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