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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“ You remember when she and the two of us worked together ? ” " I remember very well , ” I said . “ Those were happy times , ” my partner said . I moved away from the air conditioner , walked over to the center of the room , and dropped ...
“ How about taking a short walk with me ? ” We walked two hundred yards to the next bend . I could feel the nasty chill . I zipped my windbreaker all the way up and turned my collar , but the cold insisted . Right where the road began ...
I walked around for an hour and lost all sense of direction . At this rate , I was hardly ... If my memory served me correctly , there had to be a waterfall and near it , the road we'd walked up . After another ten minutes , I came ...
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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