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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 9th 2002
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Asian Literature
, Magical Realism
, Japanese Literature
Series: Trilogy of the Rat (#3)
I'm going to keep this as short as possible. Hell, I'm not even sure if I'd call it a review, other than the fact that it does have my rating for it. Murakami isn't the easiest author to review. You're thrown into strange journeys and you're never quite sure if you understand it all--yet you have on...
You can definitely tell this is early Murakami, but it was still great. I'm sitting here with postpartum book depression, wondering what I'm going to do when I run out of Murakami books to read.
Murakami's books are very hard for me to review/write about. Before I sat down to write this, I went back to look at my reviews for the other works I've read by him. They weren't helpful in the least. Two of the reviews were extremely brief and for the other book, it appears that I just left a star ...
I can't beat Joel's picture review. Go look at his review instead of mine.This was Murakami's first novel published in English, and it's got everything I like about his work - and most of what he was become known for: the dissociated, disaffected characters, the portrayal of contemporary Japanese cu...
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