Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

This novel is the story of a mission to find a sheep with a star on its back, a sheep that may or may not be in fact running the world. In other words a typical eccentric, entertaining, surreal and odd offering from Haruki Murakami.

The unnamed narrator of the story is chosen to find this rather special sheep, which involves him travelling across Japan and meeting some very odd people along the way, including an ordinary looking woman who becomes extraordinarily beautiful when she shows her ears, a sheep obsessed academic who hides in a hotel room by himself and an odd man dressed as a sheep. Let's not forget the cat, Kipper, either, and the trials of trying to find a cat sitter while the hero goes off on his wild sheep chase!

It's difficult to describe any Murakami novel, but if you've read anything by him before, you'll probably feel at home immediately!

A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami translated by Alfred Birnbaum published by The Harvill Press

For the Haruki Murakami Challenge

No comments: