#5 A Wild Sheep Chase por Haruki Murakami

por davidgp el 12/02/2008

Quinto libro leído este año y segundo de Haruki Murakami. Esta es otra delicia de novela, del estilo de la primera que leí de él. Una historia que empieza de forma normal y a la que poco a poco se le van añadiendo elementos fantásticos, en este caso en forma de ovejas misteriosas que hay que encontrar. La novela se disfruta página a página, con sus personajes complejos, llenos de matices y muy humanos a pesar de todo lo fantástico que les rodea.

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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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