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 you make sense of things?” “A little,” she said. From the winter through the ...
She would sit in some rock-music café all day long, drink cup after cup of coffee, chain-smoke, and leaf through books, waiting for someone to come along to foot her coffee and cigarette bills (no mean sum for us types in those days), ...
Come to think of it, when was the last time I was at the beach? Let's see. July 24, 6:30 A.M. Ideal time of year for the beach, ideal time of day. The beach still unspoiled by people. Seabird tracks scattered about the surf's edge like ...
I don't want you to come. You understand, don't you?” Of course I did. I talk too much, without thinking. “You have the address?” “Yes.” “That's all that's left to do. Sorry for staying so long.” “And the paperwork, was that it?
Or maybe if we'd had a child it wouldn't have come to this, what do you think?” “There're lots of couples with kids who get divorced.” “You're probably right,” she said, toying with my lighter. “I still love you.
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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