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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There we were , the two of us with nothing but debts , trying to scrounge up translation work , passing out handbills down by the station . ” “ What's to stop us from passing out handbills now if we wanted ? ” My partner looked up at me ...
The fifth , then the sixth day passed . October lay heavy on the town . The sun was warm enough but the wind grew brisk , and by late in the day I'd have to put on a thin cotton windbreaker . The streets of Sapporo were wide and ...
“ The spring of 1935 passed uneventfully . The events happened in July . Setting out on horseback , unaccompanied , on his observation tour , the Sheep Professor disappeared . Whereabouts unknown . “ Three days , four days passed .
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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