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4.0 out of 5 stars
Sumptuously Wacky, 1 Mar. 2004
Murakami is very hard to compartmentalise. Just when you think you have a handle on his eerie brand of surreal description, he goes off on another indulgent tangent. This might sound irritating, but is in fact extremely rewarding.
The narrator of A Wild Sheep Chase, divorced and dispirited, is hired by a mysterious Mr Big to search out the sheep that once changed his life. Propelled into an eerie world of symbolism and otherness, and fuelled by his desire for a girl with the most beautiful set of ears in the world, this is a dreamlike journey that seduces and thrills in equal measure.