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.
Results 1-3 of 16
Insects calling from the clumps of grass along the river . Everything brimming with a languid nostalgia . It seemed that it would rain any minute . When it did , it came in so fine a drizzle that you couldn't tell if it was raining or ...
... nearby river , twelve , and report the name of Junitakiburaku , or Twelve Falls Settlement , to the Territorial Government . From then on , the settlement bore the formal appellation Junitaki - buraku ( and later , Junitaki - mura ...
The inn was down the slope and to the right of the street of shops , three hundred yards along the river . An old inn , nice enough , with a glimmer of the charm it must have had in the heyday of the town . Facing the river , it had a ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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