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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You concentrate on waiting for someone and after a certain time it hardly matters what happens anymore . It could be five years or ten years or one month . It's all the same . ” I nodded . She drank half her orange juice .
... then set off down a the gentle slope . At the next bend was a brand - new jeep . In front of the jeep , the Boss's black - suited secretary . 43 The Twelve - O'clock Rendezvous I have been waiting 290 HARUKI MURAKAMI.
43 The Twelve - O'clock Rendezvous I have been waiting for you , " said the man in the black suit . “ Albeit only for twenty minutes . ” “ How'd you know ? " “ The place ? Or the time ? “ The time , ” I said , setting down my backpack .
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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