A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel
Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.
An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the 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 who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes readers from Tokyo to the remote mountains of northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons.
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Or maybe that's how my world comes together for me.” “By sleeping with someone?” “Uh-huh.” It was my turn to think things over. “So tell me, has it helped ...
I'm pretty sure that's the story. ... That's everything I know about her. From the autumn of that year on into the spring of the next, once a week on ...
“You can't bring yourself to say what you'd really like to say, isn't that what you mean?” “I don't know,” I said. Two birds flew off from nearby and were ...
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“That's all that's left to do. Sorry for staying so long.” “And the paperwork, was that it? ... Saying that, she went back to scratching the cat's head.
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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