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 bluetinged patches of light - gray sky wearied of their fickle subtleties and turned dark , mixing in an uneven sooty black . Imparting a grim cast to the mountains . In this caldron of a mountain , the winds whirled around ...
The morning air of the pasture turned steadily cooler . Day by day , the bright golden leaves of the birches turned more spotted as the first winds of winter slipped between the withered branches and across the highlands toward the ...
I turned to leave . “ Ifyougooutwalking , ” the Sheep Man called out as he departed , “ makesureyoudon'tforgetthebell . ” I headed straight back for the house as the Sheep Man disappeared into the woods to the east , the same as before ...
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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