Summary

A Wild Sheep Chase is one of Murakami's most fantastical novels. An advertising executive, infatuated with a girl who possesses the most perfect ears (an erotic charge for him) uses a picture of a sheep with a star on its back. This catapults him into a weird adventure to find the mythical sheep up in the wilds of Hokkaido, Japan's northern island. There are strange encounters, a hotel with an extra disappearing floor, and other oddities.
A Wild Sheep Chase is an early Murakami work, but its remarkable and individual voice makes it one of the most thrilling of his books. Superbly read by Rupert Degas with an edge of Raymond Chandler.
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Critic reviews

"With the help of a fluid, slangy translation, Murakami emerges as a wholly original talent." ( Publishers Weekly) "The intimacy and immediacy of the way the story is read by Rupert Degas carries the listener through the unlikely scenario of an all-knowing intelligence that is incarnate in a sheep with a star on its back, possessing one man after another in order to achieve world domination." Christina Hardyment, The Times
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5 out of 5 stars
By Christine on 30-05-11

A Wild Sheep Chase

I have only just discovered Murakami and I loved this book. I spent the whole time not quite sure what the plot was but I could not leave it alone until it brought me to the excellent ending. Listening to it was an added bonus as the narrative was excellent. I cannot wait to get it to my next Murakami and definitely through Audible again.To anyone who likes something different, something that leaves you thinking at the end, I would recommend this book highly.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 23-09-09

Strangely compelling book

A journalist is commissioned to find a magic sheep.

The sheep has a red star on its flank.

The sheep possesses people and uses them in it's bid to rule the world.

The man is accompanied by his girlfriend who has perfectly erotic ears.

Classic Murakami.

Entertaining.

Wierd.

Well-read.

Recommended.

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10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Louise on 15-12-06

Counseling Needed

I fear severe withdrawl now that I only have one more book to delve into. Haruki Murakami has to be the most imaginative writer I have ever come across. His material profoundly provocative. And funny is very laugh out loud hilarious.
Normally I never revisit a book, but I have already begun with Wind Up Bird and this one will be no exception. These novels are written in minute detail though not overly wordy. Hopefully he has others coming down the pike. If you have not yet listened to any of these novels trust me you will be in for a royal treat. A Wild Sheep Chase is another masterpiece. Only thing for me is that Haruki is highly addictive.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on 30-05-07

Great read from Degas

Murakami seems to divide critics somewhat but for me this is a great novel. I've read it a number of times, and got the audiobook mostly because I wanted to hear Rupert Degas reading it. I recognised his voice from the Raymond Chandler series and thought that his noir style read would really suit Murakami. And it did, in spades. A brilliant listen

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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