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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I took a shower , washed my rain - soaked hair , and with the towel wrapped around my waist , I watched an old American submarine movie on television . The creaking plot had the captain and first officer constantly at each other's ...
27 The rain kept falling at the same rate . From my hotel window , through the neon signs of the building next door , a hundred thousand strands of rain sped earthward through a green glow . If I looked down , the rain seemed to pour ...
When , after hours it seemed , we finally made it to the house , the patter of rain had already started . Up close , the house was bigger and older than it had appeared from a distance . The white paint was blistered and peeling ...
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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