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Max, May 19, 2013 (view all comments by Max)
Weird and wonderful, part detective story, part postmodern novel. The characters are fascinating and quirky, and you will want to read to the end to unravel the mystery of the mutant sheep.
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monica moniker, August 18, 2012 (view all comments by monica moniker)
It took me longer to get hooked on this book than on any other Murakami I've read, but it was worth it to stick with it because it got SO GOOD. Classic Murakami strangeness that I just love, and really well built up to the end.
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diippi, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by diippi)
A wild wild tale in imagination...a gripping journey into the unknown..
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Arboreality, July 17, 2007 (view all comments by Arboreality)
What I like about Murakami is that although his stories come from left field, he is kind to his characters; he never seems to feel he needs to make them jerks or unlovable just because his story is unusual (DeLillo and Palahnuik come to mind...). I don't even know what to say about the Sheep Boy, but if you liked other Murakami, you'd like this one, as well.
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geonine, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by geonine)
One of my favorite books of all time right now. The writing style has magical way about it that really makes strange things happen in your head.
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Translated by:
Alfred Birnbaum
Vintage Books
Murakami, Haruki
New York
Humorous Stories
Japanese fiction
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Vintage International
Publication Date:
April 2002
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8.22x5.01x.78 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375718946 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] postmodern detective novel in which dreams, hallucinations and a wild imagination are more important than actual clues. With the help of a fluid, slangy translation, Murakami emerges as a wholly original talent."
"Review" by , "That such unruly, disjunctive elements mingle harmoniously within it is perhaps the signal feat in a highly accomplished piece of craftsmanship. If A Wild Sheep Chase is not in itself an unqualified may be something more heartening still for the Japanese novel, a presentiment of fresh outlooks and impulses."
"Review" by , "A delight...equal parts screwball comedy, detective story, and heroic quest."
"Review" by , "Murakami is a mythmaker for the millennium, a wiseacre wiseman."
"Review" by , "Murakami is a daring writer....Sheep Chase draws from both Japanese existentialism and the absurdist work of writers such as [Kobo] Abe. I suspect Murakami is as popular as he is because he is a reader's writer."
"Review" by , "While the climax of the story is somewhat unrewarding, many readers will enjoy being pulled along by the playful and engaging style and fluid structure. Interesting as an example of current Japanese writing and as an unusually hip and irreverent look at contemporary Japanese society."
"Review" by , "Marvelously engaging, at turns witty, dry, wicked, even loopy. Reading A Wild Sheep Chase is like spending a splendidly foul weekend with the Four Raymonds — Chandler, Carver, Massey, and Queneau."
"Synopsis" by , A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami's international reputation. A lonely 20-something young man begins a surreal quest in which he confronts not only a herd of mythological sheep but also the demons deep within himself.
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