A Wild Sheep Chase

His life was like a recurring nightmare: a train to nowhere. But an ordinary life has a way of taking an extraordinary turn. Add a girl whose ears are so intricate that, when discovere, they improve sex a thousand-fold, a runaway friend, a right-wing politico, an ovine-obsessed professor and a manic-depressive in a sheep outfit, implicate them in a hunt for a sheep, that may or may not be running the world, and the upshot is another singular masterpiece from Japan 's finest novelist.
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羊をめぐる冒険 (Hitsuji o meguru bōken)
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Published April 9th 2002 by Vintage (first published 1982

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Thi roller coaster of a ook.

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Or maybe there is no underlying meaning.

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There was an actual journey involved as the main character went in search of mythical sheep, but true focus of this novel as on the villai 's motions.

I realize that the mythical sheep can be een as either " the meaning of life, " which sounds cliche but bear with me, or, " what happens when we lose sight of the true meaning of life " .Our main character ( let 's call him Max for discussion 's sake) finds himself at the beginnin of his arriage.

What he ended up doing was forsaking the people and life that cared about him, that gave his existence meaning, and was overtaken by the mythical sheep.

Thi encounter and habitation with the sheep revealed to The Rat that he ad wasted his true meaning and life and was now left with an empty existance, when he ca b appreciated and found meaning in the wa he was originally given.

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At he same time, the villain 's sheep chase also ends up havin a search for his own identity, his senses and meaning of his existence.

Fewe than plot, it is he little things about Murakami 's writing which make th book emorable.

And Murakami 's sense of umor is so ute! ( PS: If I remembe to see a sheep during the last severa ays, it might creep me out a little.

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I ort of lost interest a bit near the beginnin, but ll in all I fee his ha anothe great book.Something I really appreciated is how every character is nameless, at least their real names are never mentioned.

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As he realizes that he is chasing an unknowable power that has been exerting its influence for decades, he encounters figures from his own past, unusual characters, and those who have encountered the sheep before.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز پنجم ماه فوریه سال 2017 میلادیعنوان: تعقیب گوسفند وحشی- کتاب 3- سری موش صحرایی ( رت) ؛ نویسنده: هاروکی موراکامی؛ مترجم: مهدی غبرایی؛ تهران، نیکونشر، 1392؛ در 360 ص؛ شابک: 9789647253628؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان ژاپنی سده 20 ممتن پشت جلد: در تعقیب گوسفند وحشی ( 1989) شخصیت اصلی و راوی، وجود میانمایه‌ ای دارد.

عکس گوسفندها، توجه چهره ای نیمه پنهان، که فقط به رییس مشهور است- یکی از مهره های اصلی اسطوره ی نیرومند دنیای زیرزمینی- را به خود جلب میکند، که نیاز مبرمی دارد، تا به یکی از گوسفندهای عکس، دست یابد.

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