A Wild Sheep Chase
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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But that's okay . Nothing bad about fulfilling a duty ... But when I told her that , she only laughed . " It's really very simple ... I'm sitting on my ears , and you've got only half of you that's really living . Sure seems that way ...
It only sounds that way when I write it down . Moan and groan . What the hell was I talking about ? Women , that's right . Each woman has a drawer marked " beautiful , ” stuffed full of all sorts of meaningless junk .
“ Did you have to go that far ? ” “ Yes , I had to go that far ... That's why I sent you that photograph as a kind of code . If by some accident it steered ... Weakness is something that rots in the body . Like gangrene . I've felt that ...
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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