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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Next to me sat a business type in his mid - twenties , engrossed in a newspaper ,
hardly moving the whole time . Navy - blue summer suit , not a wrinkle . Starched
white shirt , just back from the cleaners . Shiny black shoes . I looked up at the ...
By the time I ' d finished talking , it was eleven o ' clock . All that said and done ,
she didn ' t seem taken aback in the least . She ' d cleaned her ears the whole
time she listened , yawning occasionally . “ So when do you leave ? ” “ Leave ?
Used to be they ' d keep them on the move the whole year ' round . In Spain in the
fifteen hundreds , they had roads all over the country no one but shepherds could
use , not even the King . ” The man spat phlegm onto the ground , rubbing it ...
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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