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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It's terribly cold now and my hands are numb . It's like they aren't my own hands . My brains , they aren't like my own brains either . Right now it's snowing . Snow like flakes of someone else's brains . And it'll pile up deeper and ...
“ Your cold and lonely life . ” “ Well , if you really want to know , it hasn't been all that cold and lonely , ” she said . “ Just the sound of the waves is . That alone puts a chill on things . When I moved in , the superintendent ...
The following year saw an unusual infestation of beetles , and the summer after that was unusually cold . Having read that far , I shut the book , opened another beer , and pulled a box lunch of salmon roe out of my pack .
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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