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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The chauffeur was intently polishing the windshield with a dry cloth as he waited for us . The car , not one single mark anywhere , gleamed in the sun to a burning , unearthly brilliance . The slightest touch of the hand and you'd get ...
The chauffeur nodded repeatedly , satisfied . “ How about it ? What say I go ahead and give the little guy a name ? ” " Don't mind in the least . But what name ? ” “ How about ' Kipper ' ? I mean you were treating him like a herring ...
I asked the chauffeur . “ Why just Flight 971 or Flight 326 , and not the Bellflower or the Daisy ? ” " Probably because there're more planes than boats . Mass production . ” “ I wonder . Lots of boats are mass - produced , and they may ...
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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