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 incA 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.
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 somethi
Reading Murakami is like experiencing someone else s dream Trying to review Murakami is like trying to remember your own scattered events, confusing narrative lapses, inexplicable elements, petrified whale penises A series of images And then you wake up And wonder what that was all about.
A Wild Sheep Chase was the third book that I have read by Murakami I found out after I finished that it is that third book in The Trilogy of the Rat The first two books in this series are now out of print, but after reading A Wild Sheep Chase, I think I have to chase down some used copies of the novels and experience the trilogy in full.I interpreted the novel to be a story of emotion journey than a story of physical journey There was an actual journey involved as the main character went in sea [...]
A Wild Sheep Chase is a trippy tale with a mix of detective story, myth, fantasy and philosophy Though it can be enjoyed simply as a fable at its face value, just a little thought reveals a multi layered allegory On one hand, the sheep could signify post war Japan itself At the same time, the protagonist s sheep chase also ends up being a search for his own identity, his emotions and meaning of his existence It is as much a physical journey as a spiritual journey There are also several reference [...]
Loved this My first Murakami and I really enjoyed it Very strange.
A play on the old saying a wild goose chase , I m afraid this book reads like another old saying, a complete waste of time It felt to me that a random series of events had been linked together to form a very loose and aimless narrative I really had no idea what was going on or what I m supposed to take from this tale.I m a fan of the author and I believe he s written some stunning books, my personal favourites in order being 1 1Q842 The Wind up Bird Chronicle3 Kafka on the Shore4 Norwegian Wood [...]
Hitsuji o meguru bo ken A Wild Sheep Chase The Rat, 3 , Haruki Murakami 2017 3 1392 360 9789647253628 20 1989
When one is approached by a random person and asked to locate a life form that is physically unable to exist, but which you have a picture of, and you choose to do it because you have to, you know you re in for something fantastical Part noir thriller, part philosophical daydream, the wild sheep chase moves effortlessly along partially due to the brilliant translation , and scene by scene we are and drawn into the story of soon to be thirty year old J Philosophical detours into entymology, tim [...]
Thank you again, brian tanabe Books like these, I feel like a child who has finally graduated to the grown up table only to find that the cultery is too big and sharp, the edge of the table is level with my eyes, and the conversation always above my head But no I refuse to be demoted back to the kids table with all the babies I wanna eat here and contribute to the discussions about whether a vacation home in Hawaii or the SE islands would be better so boringzzzz and did you catch when the brides [...]
lk olarak unu s ylemek istiyorum Bu kitab okuduktan sonra kitap forumlar nda vb yerlerde, bir ok Japonya hakk nda fikir sahibi olmak amac ile okudu um gibi yorumlar okudum B yle bir ey ncelikle ok yanl Bu kitapla, sadece bu de il bu de il b t n Murakami kitaplar ile Japonya, Japon K lt r ve Japonlar hakk nda sa l kl bilgi edinemezsiniz H.Murakami yazd klar Japonya ile ili tirilebilecek son Japon yazar Tanizaki, Mi ima, Dazai, Agutagava, Kavabata vb yazarlar okuyarak ger ek Japon Edebiyat ile tan [...]
An interesting read, three and a half stars for beauty in language While I can t say I really liked it in the will re read one day sense, I appreciated the richness of the ideas and language offered I normally tend to devour a book in two or three sittings, but this was a book that worked well reading three or four chapters a night, breaking into small, choice pieces Although there is a mystery that drives the plot, I would hesitate to say that is the focus of the book, so I didn t feel like I l [...]
Se nella stragrande maggioranza dei casi quando inizio un romanzo mi aspetto anche che giri la pagina, che ci sia un intreccio che catturi l attenzione, Murakami l eccezione che conferma la regola Nei romanzi del grande scrittore giapponese questo aspetto semplicemente non c il ritmo lento e cadenzato, sono pagine di atmosfere, flussi di pensieri e sensazioni, molto pi che di azioni ed eventi Dovrebbero essere libri noiosissimi quello che rende grande Murakami che nonostante tutto non lo sono af [...]
I wish I could have written about Murakami s A Wild Sheep Chase here when I d read it I wish that was around back then The magical and plain old world as we know it life through best teacher voice this is my favorite kind of voice because I m a confused person that made the every day seem full of possibilities Sinister possibilities as well as good ones That s my favorite kind of thing, the ability to make that stuff interesting, with easy humor I m really into the build up of the little things [...]
Creepyhades.But that s why I loved it I m serious This book was so creepy it had me wiggling around in my seat in discomfort Yet, I was absolutely captivated I couldn t put the book down If you re a reader looking for a book that will take you than one read to truly grasp, then this is the book for you It had my brain churning and my fingers tapping with nervous energy.I m not going to give a bit of a run down of the book as I ve done in previous reviews mostly because it would sound too convol [...]
Este libro me aburri much simo Podr a haber sido m s corto, y con corto me refiero a la mitad de su extensi n Hay bastantes cap tulos que sobran completamente, que no afectan en absoluto a la trama Encima esas partes no est n dedicadas a las reflexiones tan caracter sticas de Murakami, sino que consisten en un seguimiento tedioso de actividades anodinas del protagonista Otra cosa que no me gust fue que los personajes de las dos entregas anteriores de esta saga hayan cambiado tanto Dejaron de ser [...]
Ksi ka uspokajaj ca, jak senRealizm magiczny im dalej tym dziwniej, ale ja to lubi Zastanawiam si jakie powi zanie i wp yw na zrozumienie filozofii Murakamiego maj inne tomy cyklu Szczura No i ten nieokre lony niedosyt, czyli to samo, co czu em po przeczytaniu Sputnika.
Jedinu stvar koju Murakamiju nikada ne u oprostiti je to vi e voli ma ke od pasa Ova knjiga je mnogo knjiga Na ta se svodi, koja je ta jedna tema koja ini sr romana ini se potera za identitetom, ali opet ne to tu kripi ta jo mo e biti Pojma nemam Niti elim da znam, ako mogu iskreno Imam nagove taj, jeste, povremeno nazrem deli e, pa mo da bih ak mogao i da napi em i kratku i turu interpretaciju ovog iznad zanimljivog tiva Ali ne u Ovako je daleko zabavnije, ostaviti te detalje da se kr kaju i st [...]
Haruki Murakami ran a jazz club in Tokyo prior to his career as an author And it s not just the presence of music in his novels that provides evidence of that It s also the books themselves which have a very jazz like feel to them Murakami himself has said It s kind of a free improvisation I never plan I never know what the next page is going to be Many people don t believe me But that s the fun of writing a novel or a story, because I don t know what s going to happen next I m searching for mel [...]
Our hand reared cockatiel is on borrowed time if she continues to peck lumps off the books on my Murakami shelf Clearly, she likes his books as well but for different reasons than me She moved from 1Q84 unread , to this book, as the little bite marks attest.Vacuum the paper trail Breathe Ahhhhhhhhh Oh my goodness, every time I read this man I swoon with admiration There s something extremely comforting for me, knowing I m in the hands of a masterful technician of the written word like Murakami T [...]
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This is not an easy book to read, review or discuss You will either love it or hate it likely never read it I liked it The swirling, kaleidoscopic imagery with freely overlapping of the physical and the metaphysical, the real and the imaginary, the utterly sane and the completely cuckoo makes us question what is real and what is not For a tranquil setup, the Prelude the first 7 pages whizzed by before I even realized And I was appropriately intrigued By page 20, I don t know what clicked, but I [...]
My first buddy reads with the awesome reading partner Caro Kokia keista, i galvota Avies pavidalo istorija, paskaninta netik tomis detal mis Net ne inau kokiam anrui reik t i knyg priskirti Gal tai detektyvas O gal tai absurdi kam realizmui artima magi ka sakm Ar visgi tai kelion sav s pa inim Gal tai gali b ti net gi meil s istorija ar istorijos tik ne inia meil labiau kam, ar merginai ar aviai Ko tik ioje knygoje n ra ia galima rasti ind ni k susitapatinim su gyv nu, vidini kov ie kant sav s, [...]
I was reading Murakami before it was cool cough, coughI ve read this book for the first time 10 years ago It was my first Murakami and I fell in love And since then I started tracing down and devouring everything that he s written and what was translated into any language I could understand I was successful So successful that I actually run out of Murakami.So for some time now I was feeling like rereading some of his novels, especially A Wild Sheep Chase and was a bit afraid of disappointment th [...]
I wasn t all that impressed with this book I love Murakami and have read three other books by him The ideas in this book are good and some of them kept me thinking and even inspired me to write about them, but the themes took over the book and the plot and characters suffered I found myself only finishing it in hopes that somehow I would end up being impressed by it, as I was with the Wind Up Bird Chronicle Whta I did really like about it and this can be said of all his writing is that the story [...]
On the back cover of this special 3D edition of The Wild Sheep Chase , there s this quote by The Washington Post which goes like this Lean forward and topple headlong into magic Well, it couldn t be aptly put You know when you read something which as a story, is not particularly great, and yet deep inside you find it amazing It s like there are two parts of you that simultaneously read the story The pragmatistic part, that interprets what you read in a matter of fact way, and the emotional part [...]
Este o quinto livro de Murakami que leio, mas ainda tenho muitos por ler na minha wishlist.O escritor japon s tornou se um dos meus favoritos pela forma bela e nica como escreve Tamb m me fascinam as suas personagens, gente comum e ao mesmo tempo extraordin ria, e a constante reflex o que aquelas fazem sobre as suas vidas, as situa es em que se encontram e aquilo que os rodeia Murakami escreve sobre a vida e a realidade de forma observadora, captando todos momentos com delicadeza e encanto, mesm [...]
Um livro surreal e fant stico, bem ao estilo de Murakami.Uma louca aventura da ca a ao carneiro selvagem wild sheep chase um trocadilho com a express o wild geese chase , que em portugu s equivale a ca ar gambozinos , que come a com um telefonema e uma fotografia perfeitamente vulgar uma paisagem, montanhas, nuvens, prados e trinta e tr s carneiros.Um carneiro sobrenatural, ou uma met fora de algo que tem o poder de mudar as pessoas e o mundo
Notes of true brilliance, combined with whimsical moments that fell somewhat flat.I adore Murakami I don t think there s any writer out there quite like him aside from maybe David Mitchell, who obviously was heavily inspired by him The Wind Up Bird Chronicle is one of my favourite books ever So, as you might imagine, I had high hopes for this one.Regrettably, it didn t quite hit the mark for me It s about a guy don t think we ever learn his name , on literally a wild sheep chase , searching for [...]
My friend will be highly disappointed in me for this, as he s lending me all of Murakami s books one by one I will be 100% taking a break after this one , but this is a DNF for me.This isn t like Kafka on the Shore where I hated it, this is just lack of interest for me To be quite frank, I don t have any desire to make the effort to finish the 2 3 I had left I do not think Murakami s magical realism and I are meant to be I love his stories about nothing with in depth character studies, but when [...]