Libro que he adquirido: A Wild Sheep Chase por Haruki Murakami

por davidgp el 24/10/2007

Image of A Wild Sheep ChaseHace un par de meses adquirí la novela Dance Dance Dance y en aquel momento PJorge me advirtió que esta era la segunda parte de A Wild Sheep Chase, bueno, que al menos el protagonista era el mismo. Así que me tocó poner la novela en la lista de las pendientes por comprar.

Como siempre, y después de experiencias anteriores, estoy seguro que disfrutaré enormemente con esta novela de Murakami. El único peligro que le veo es que me enganche tanto que no sea capaz de hacer otra cosa hasta que termine la novela, por eso las suelo leer cuando tengo algo de tiempo libre asegurado de antemano.

A Wild Sheep Chase

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“A delight… equal parts screwball comedy, detective story, and heroic quest.” -USA Today

A maverlous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami’s international reputation.

It begins simple enough: A twenty-somethign 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 pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a meacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face the consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes our hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself. Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.

“A witty adventure… a piece of verbal anarchy… a labyrinthine mystery from start to finish.” -San Francisco Chronicle

“Marvelously engaging, at turns witty, dry, wicked, even loopy. Reading A Wild Sheep Chase is like spending a splendidly foul weekend with the four Raymons-Chandler, Carver, Massey, and Queneau.” -Frederick Barthelme.

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