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 train moved on , and as it did , the sky turned a rain - gray . Beneath which stretched the same boring scenery . ... Next to me sat a business type in his mid - twenties , engrossed in a newspaper , hardly moving the whole time .
Had there been anything that really moved me , anything that really moved anyone ? Maybe , but it was all gone now . Lost , perhaps meant to be lost . Nothing I can do about it , got to let it go . At least I was still around .
My commanding officer didn't take kindly to it . I was labeled ' mentally unfit and promptly shipped home to Japan . Your typical ' colony case . ' ” Having polished off three meatballs , the Sheep Professor moved on to the roll .
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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