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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His eyes followed me until I was properly seated , then he closed the door . He climbed into the driver's seat and closed the door after himself . All without any more sound than flipping 75 XIV.
The door closed with a click . Then everything was dead quiet . On the tea table were a silver cigarette case and lighter and ashtray identical to what was in the limo . Engraved with the same sheep emblem .
The balance and feel couldn't have been better . After a few seconds ' thought , I decided it was mine . Who's going to miss a lighter or two ? I opened and closed the lid a few times , lit up , and put the lighter in my pocket .
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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