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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I took a cigarette out of the cigarette case , examined it , held it up to my nose . A
specially made plain - cut cigarette without a brand , an aroma akin to that of
Russian tobacco . I debated whether to smoke it or slip it into my pocket , but in
She stretched out on the sofa by the window , stared off at the ceiling with her
sunglasses still on , and smoked a clove cigarette . I fetched an ashtray and went
over to sit beside her . I stroked her hair . The cat appeared and jumped up on the
A playful breeze blew in from the left , sending a ripple through the piles of leaves
and scattering them . I finished my cigarette and ground it out with my shoe , only
to find another butt right next to my foot . I picked it up . A flattened Seven Stars .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CharlotteBurt - LibraryThing
As you would expect from Murakami this is a strange tale, but a good read nonetheless. All about the search for a specific sheep with a star on its back. This has everything you would expect with a ... Read full review