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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She reached out across the table and put her hand on mine . “ One more thing : for the time being - say , the next few monthsdon't leave my side . Okay ? " " Sure . " With that , she pulled a black hairband out of her handbag .
The windows were appointed with thick curtains over lace curtains , pulled to the side with sashes of the same material . Through the opening between the curtains , a relatively sedate section of the gardens could be seen .
she asked . “ ' I found a fresh cigarette butt , so somebody must have been sitting here having a smoke like me not too long ago . ” “ Your friend ? ” “ I wish I could say . ” She sat herself down next to me and pulled back her hair ...
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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