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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With her glasses—which resembled orthodontia– and skinny hands, she seemed somehow endearing. Always her coffee would be cold, always her ashtray full of cigarette butts. The only thing that changed was the book.
She and I were out for a walk, hands in our pockets. Not a sound to be heard except for the crunch of the ... She laughed and put her hand on my knee, but then took it away again. “You don't want to talk about it, do you?” “Not today.
So we thrust our hands back into our coat pockets and slowly walked back to the apartment. I woke up to find her sobbing softly, her slender body trembling under the covers. I turned on the heater and checked the clock.
The grounds absorbed all they could and slowly swelled, filling the room with aroma. “Been here since last night?” I asked, kettle in hand. An ever so slight nod of her head. “You've been waiting all this time?” No answer.
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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