A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep ChaseWow, there is so much hype behind Haruki Murakami that I was even afraid to read it, but, oh man, this guy delivers. A Wild Sheep Chase is a surreal mystery novel that mixes best tropes from English, Russian and Japanese novels into one cocktail of pure delight.

It hits so many high points I can’t even tell if it should belong to the best of literary or genre fiction.

Positive: Negative:
Crisp, witty prose A few things in the story feel a bit far-fetched
Mysterious, surreal atmosphere
Interesting, mysterious characters
Fantastic banter
Fascinating, gripping mystery plot
Enlightening on Japanese culture

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