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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From the eighth - floor window , every square inch of ground looked dark and damp , and a traffic jam stretched for several miles on the eastbound lanes of the elevated expressway . As I stared out long and hard , things began to melt ...
amid the darkness and silence and began gradually to gather up the pieces of my life . I couldn't manage to grasp too much ... The face my hand felt in the dark wasn't my own , I didn't think . It was the face of another that had taken ...
The Rat stopped me before I could stand up . " I'll get it , ” said the Rat . “ This is my house , after all . ” I heard the Rat walk his regular path to the kitchen in total darkness and take an armful of beer out of the refrigerator ...
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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