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A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami

Paperback Published: 6th August 2015
ISBN: 9781784870157
Number Of Pages: 320

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The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere where it will be seen.

Then, one September afternoon, the phone rings, and the adventure begins. Welcome to the wild sheep chase.

About the Author

Haruki Murakami is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His books include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and The Strange Library. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize.

Industry Reviews

"Wonderfully easy to read and just as wonderfully difficult to make sense of...like the narrator, who slowly accepts the presence in his life of mystery, we slowly recognize the possibility of a new kind of world. Like him, we lean forward and topple headlong into magic" * Washington Post *
"It begins as a detective novel, dips into a screwball comedy, and at its close becomes a tale of possession...A highly accomplished piece of craftsmanship" * New Yorker *
"Mr. Murakami's style and imagination are closer to that of Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Carver and John Irving" * New York Times *
"A Wild Sheep Chase has the conventional hull of a thriller - a quest, a mystery, an extraordinary woman, and plenty of elegant duress - but its fantastic superstructure transforms it into something quite different...a science fiction fantasy, a romance, a metaphysical tease, or a dramatisation of philosophical ideas" * Independent *
"If you consider yourself an intelligent, sensitive common reader but wish to accommodate something a little removed from your experience, and probably your imagination, I dare you to turn your eyes towards Murakami and head off on a wild sheep chase." * Glasgow Herald *

Love Murakami, this book is excellent!

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I don't feel often inspired to write reviews but thought I'd recommend this. Anyone who has read a Murakami would know the style of writing he has, this is more so and then some. Interesting, thought provoking a a fair bit out there in depth, highly recommend this and all his work.

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ISBN: 9781784870157
ISBN-10: 1784870153
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 6th August 2015
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Special edition

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