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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Such things happened often enough , so how could I think her leaving me was anything out of the ordinary ? The long and the short of it was , it was up to her . " The long and short of it is , it's up to you , ” I said .
Leave things at that . But if she's still at the same address , give her ... Your friend , The Rat I found the letter in my mailbox as I was leaving my apartment and read it at my desk at the office . The postmark was obliterated beyond ...
I mean about why he was leaving town ... ? " “ Nope . ” “ So he left you with no warning either ? ” “ That's right . " " And what did you think ? At the time , I mean . ” " About him up and leaving like that ? ” A Wild Sheep Chase III.
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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