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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“Actually, I planned on being gone by the time you returned. I didn't want to see you.” “But you changed your mind, I see.” “Not at all. I didn't have anywhere else I wanted to go. But I'm going now, don't worry.
The cucumbers had gone bad, so I threw them out.” “Oh.” I went to the refrigerator and took out the blue Okinawa glass salad bowl and sprinkled on the last drops from the bottle of dressing. The tomatoes and string beans were but ...
“You're probably right,” she said, toying with my lighter. “I still love you. But I guess that's not the point now, is it? I know that well enough myself.” () The Slip Once she was gone, I downed another 2.2. HAR UKI MURA KAMI.
Once she was gone, I downed another cola, then took a hot shower and shaved. I was down to the bottom on just about everything—soap, shampoo, shaving cream. I stepped out of the shower and dried my hair, rubbed on body lotion, ...
A third of the books and records was gone too anything she'd bought herself or I'd given her. From the photo albums, every single print of her had been peeled away. Shots of the both of us together had been cut, the parts with her ...
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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