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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Drunk as I get , I can walk those sixteen steps straight as a ruled line . The fruit of many years of pointless self - discipline . Whenever drunk , I'd throw back my shoulders , straighten my spine , hold my head up , and draw a deep ...
It came straight out of the hills with nothing to pollute it along the way . The river had silted up with the small rocks and gravel washed down from the hills , creating little falls here and there . Beneath each fall , a deep pool had ...
It's not easy to walk in a straight line . From this far off , the house looked almost like a living thing . Cramped and hunched over , it twisted to shake the snow down from its gabled roof . A block of snow slid off the roof and ...
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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