A Wild Sheep Chase

Haruki Murakami - A Wild Sheep Chase  

Posted by Vedart at Aug. 26, 2009
Haruki Murakami - A Wild Sheep Chase

Haruki Murakami, «A Wild Sheep Chase»
Audiobook | ISBN-10: 037571894X | 2002 | English | MP3 (192 kb/s) | 797 Mb

From Library Journal
This novel, the American debut of a popular contemporary Japanese writer, will have a familiar ring to Western ears. The narrative moves adroitly through mystery, fable, pensive realism, and modernist absurdity to tell the tale–at least on the surface–of a Japanese man caught up in a puzzling quest for a somewhat mystical sheep. The spare style echoes Raymond Carver, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler, with matter-of-fact absurdities reminiscent of John Irving and, in less inspired moments, Tom Robbins. While the climax of the story is somewhat unrewarding, many readers will enjoy being pulled along by the playful and engaging style and fluid structure. Interesting as an example of current Japanese writing and as an unusually hip and irreverent look at contemporary Japanese society, this would be a nice addition to larger fiction collections.
- Mark Woodhouse, Elmira Coll., N.Y.

The Wild Sheep Chase [Repost]  

Posted by mihalo1988 at July 23, 2013
The Wild Sheep Chase [Repost]

The Wild Sheep Chase [Repost]
[email protected] AudioBooks | 2006 | English | ISBN: 0099448777 | Total run time: ~9.5 hours | MP3, ~192 kbps | 798 MB
Novel

His life was like his recurring nightmare: a train to nowhere. But an ordinary life has a way of taking an extraordinary turndd a girl whose ears are so exquisite that, when uncovered, 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 eth upshot is another singular masterpiece from Japans finest novelist.

H. Murakami - The Wild Sheep Chase (audiobook)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at Aug. 12, 2009
H. Murakami - The Wild Sheep Chase (audiobook)

H. Murakami - The Wild Sheep Chase
NAXOS AudioBooks | ISBN: 0099448777 | 9 Hours 33 min | 2006 | 192 kbps | Mp3 | 798 MB

His life was like his recurring nightmare: a train to nowhere. But an ordinary life has a way of taking an extraordinary turndd a girl whose ears are so exquisite that, when uncovered, 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 eth upshot is another singular masterpiece from Japans finest novelist.

The Wild Duck Chase  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at July 30, 2016
The Wild Duck Chase

The Wild Duck Chase: Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest by Martin J. Smith
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0802779522, 1620403072 | 272 pages | EPUB | 4,4 MB
Melissa Laveaux - Dying Is A Wild Night (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Mélissa Laveaux - Dying Is A Wild Night (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 35:07 minutes | 422 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Mélissa Michelle Marjolec Laveaux is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist of Haitian descent signed to french No Format! label. Her music has been described as a mix of roots, folk, and blues using her signature percussive finger-style guitar and soulful vocal stylings. Her second full length album entitled "Dying Is a Wild Night", an excerpt from an Emily Dickinson quote: "Dying is a wild night and a new road".

God is a Gamer  

Posted by Balisik at Sept. 17, 2014
God is a Gamer

Ravi Subramanian "God is a Gamer"
Penguin | English | September 1, 2014 | ISBN: 0143421395 | 328 pages | azw, epub, lrf, mobi | 2 mb

Aditya runs a gaming company that is struggling to break even. A banker slips off a highrise building, plunging to her death. The finance minister has made some promises that he is finding hard to keep. The LTTE has unleashed terror in America that sends the FBI on a wild goose chase, bringing them to Mumbai. Enter Varun, parttime drug dealer and fulltime genius. He turns around the gaming company before disaster strikes.
2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings and Expressions from White Elephants to a Song & Dance (repost)

Charles Earle Funk, "2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings and Expressions from White Elephants to a Song & Dance"
English | September 1993 | English | ISBN: 0883658453 | 988 pages | djvu | 8 Mb

Why do people"take 40 winks"and not 50…or 60, or 70? Did someone literally"let the cat out of the bag"at one point in time? Has anyone actually"gone on a wild goose chase"? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this enormous collection, comprised of four bestselling titles:

La course a l'echalote/The Wild Goose Chase (1975)  

Posted by serpmolot at July 16, 2011
La course a l'echalote/The Wild Goose Chase (1975)

La course a l'echalote/The Wild Goose Chase (1975)
DVDRip | MKV | Run time: ~95 min | H264 [email protected] ~2239 kbps avg | 2.3 GB
audio#1: French | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~192 Kbps | audio#2,3: Russian | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~192 Kbps | audio#4: Russian | Dolby AC3 6 ch ~448 Kbps | audio#5: Ukrainian | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~192 Kbps
Comedy

Pierre Richard and Jane Birkin star in this madcap slapstick comedy. The director of the bank he works at has induced Pierre (Richard) to impersonate him for a brief time. During that time, some tough, muscular transvestites come in and steal some important papers under his care. In order to save his own (and the bank's) reputation, he must recover them before the theft is noticed.
2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings and Expressions from White Elephants to a Song & Dance

Charles Earle Funk, "2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings and Expressions from White Elephants to a Song & Dance"
Galahad | September 1993 | English | ISBN: 0883658453 | 988 pages | djvu | 8,1 Mb

Why do people"take 40 winks"and not 50…or 60, or 70? Did someone literally"let the cat out of the bag"at one point in time? Has anyone actually"gone on a wild goose chase"? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this enormous collection, comprised of four bestselling titles: A Hog on Ice, Thereby Hangs a Tale, Heavens to Betsy! and Horsefeathers and Other Curious Words. Dr. Funk, editor-in-chief of the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary Series, reveals the sometimes surprising, often amusing, and always fascinating roots of more than 2,000 vernacular words and expressions. From"kangaroo court"to"one-horse town", from"face the music"to"hocus-pocus, "it's an entertaining linguistic journey.

"The Elephant Vanishes" by Haruki Murakami  

Posted by alexov85 at Sept. 26, 2009
"The Elephant Vanishes" by Haruki Murakami

"The Elephant Vanishes" by Haruki Murakami
Audiobook | ISBN-10: 0679750533 | 2006 | English | MP3 (32 kb/s) | 145 Mb

This collection of 15 stories from a popular Japanese writer, perhaps best known in this country for A Wild Sheep Chase, gives a nice idea of his breadth of style. The work maintains the matter-of-fact tone reminiscent of American detective fiction, balancing itself somewhere between the spare realism of Raymond Carver and the surrealism of Kobo Abe. These are not the sort of stories that one thinks of as "Japanese"; the intentionally Westernized style and well-placed reference to pop culture gives them a contemporary and universal feel. Engaging, thought-provoking, humorous, and slyly profound, these skillful stories will easily appeal to American readers but must present something of a challenge to the Japanese cultural establishment. At their best, however, they serve to dispel cultural stereotypes and reveal a common humanity. Recommended for libraries with an interest in contemporary fiction.