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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Her supple body blended in with that scent . Gentle and warm like a vague recollection . I brushed her hair aside with my fingers and kissed her ear . The earth trembled . From that point on , time began to flow like a tranquil breeze .
“ And what did it feel like to have this sheep inside your body ? ” ... “ In parts of Northern China and Mongol territory , it's not uncommon to hear of sheep entering people's bodies . Among the locals , it's believed that a sheep ...
For instance , in one book published in the Yuan dynasty it's written that a ' star - bearing white sheep ' entered the body of Genghis Khan . Interesting , don't you think ? ” “ Quite . ” “ The sheep that enters a body is thought to be ...
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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