Review: A Wild Sheep Chase

Written by aca - 4.0

Love this one - a story which has all the classic Murakami elements, a search, a mysterious girl and surrealism, most strikingly perhaps, in one hell of a strange sheep. My strongest impression looking back is actually (at first) thinking the ending wasn't as strong as I was expecting, yet I found myself thinking about it often in the days after. So it was exactly what it needed to be. Definitely worth a read and a really good place to start if new to Murakami.
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About the Book :: A Wild Sheep Chase

Haruki Murakami Release date: 1989
Type: other fiction
Genres: magical realism
Tags: translation

The original novel was published in 1982.

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 ... (more)

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