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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30 The Further Decline of Junitaki and Its Sheep We caught the connecting train in Asahikawa and headed north over the Shiogari Pass , traveling by largely the same route the Ainu youth and the eighteen dirt farmers had taken a century ...
It was afternoon when we got off the train . Standing on the platform , I took a deep breath and gave myself a good stretch . The air was so fresh I felt as if my lungs were going to collapse . The sun on my arms was warm and sensuous ...
As there were still forty minutes before our train , she decided to take a walk around town by herself . I stayed behind in the waiting room , had a Coke , and took up where I'd left off in another book I'd been reading .
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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