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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An ear it is . You've got a week to think about ears . ” So for one whole week I ear - gazed . I taped the three giant ears to the wall in front of my desk , and all day , while smoking cigarettes , drinking coffee , clipping my nails ...
“ Yes , ” she said , “ but not my real ears . ” " Not your real ears ? " “ Those were blocked ears . ” I had two spoonfuls of soup and looked up at her . “ Tell me more about your ' blocked ears . ' “ Blocked ears are dead ears .
6 The Further Adventures of Unblocked Ears The manifestation of her full splendor , though , I had yet to await . For the next two or three days , she exposed her ears only intermittently , then hid those marvels of creation behind her ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - donhazelwood - LibraryThing
This book ... this book ... this book came at me like Kurt Vonnegut on Risperidone telling his version of Moby Dick. A great read - I don't quite know what Murakami was trying to say - but I throughly ... Read full review
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