Wild Sheep Chase Book Worm Hole Radio

BIBCL3.8: Wild Sheep Chase Book Worm Hole Radio

Wild Sheep Chase Book Worm Hole Radio It’s our final episode on Murakami’s novel Wild Sheep Chase. This is our last chance to get out our thoughts about the book – and Rebecca has been holding in one of her favorite things this whole time. Then it’s onto Bookworm Hole Radio, where we cut through to…

Wild Sheep Chase Sheep Man

BIBCL3.7: Wild Sheep Chase Sheep Man

The Wild Sheep Chase Sheep Man This is the last of our episodes on the narrative of Murakami’s novel: the Wild Sheep Chase Sheep Man. We have decided this character seems to be a cross between a Marvel superhero and Gollum. Somehow we get talking about the Russo-Japanese War (it almost makes sense – just…

Murakami Biography

BIBCL3.6: Haruki Murakami Biography

A Haruki Murakami Biography This author episode is a bit more awkward because our subject is still alive. It’s got to be weird to think there are podcasts out there with people talking about random details of your life they picked up from old interviews. Like this one from the Guardian, one of our main…

Wild Sheep Chase Dolphin Hotel

BIBCL3.5: Wild Sheep Chase Dolphin Hotel

Wild Sheep Chase Dolphin Hotel In this episode about Wild Sheep Chase, the Dolphin Hotel is our topic of discussion. It leads us down strange Murakami-esque roads, like word play with a whale’s penis, sheep scandals, and eternal punishments. Books within Books The Dolphin Hotel was named after a passage in Moby Dick. Rebecca searched…

Wild Sheep Chase Historical Context

BIBCL3.4: Wild Sheep Chase Historical Context

Wild Sheep Chase Historical Context In this episode we discuss three bizarre episodes from the year 1982, when this book was first published. It is a sad attempt to create a Wild Sheep Chase historical context. The three episodes involve bayonets, viruses, Bible translations, and other dangerous things. And don’t forget, JP’s novel The Monster…

Wild Sheep Chase First Date

BIBCL3.3: Wild Sheep Chase First Date

Wild Sheep Chase First Date In our first episode discussing the narrative of Murakami’s novel, we dissect the Wild Sheep Chase First Date. What’s your first date small talk like? We also have some suggestions on how to judge those short biographical descriptions on dating websites. The Mysterious Woman with the Magical Ears We love…

Wild Sheep Chase Summary

BIBCL3.2: Wild Sheep Chase Summary in Two Minutes

Wild Sheep Chase Summary, Sort Of Listen to JP summarize the plot of Wild Sheep Chase in under two minutes. And because he’s simplified a 300-page book into less than two minutes, we have a few retractions: Retractions The two-minute summary is actually 1:53. Getting so close. Just kidding, we don’t care. This summary also contains…

Collecting Murakami

BIBCL3.1: Wild Sheep Chase Title Episode & Collecting Murakami

The First Episode on Murakami’s Wild Sheep Chase In which we try to determine how pretentiously you can speak and still get away with it. We discuss binge reading, food as atmosphere, tetralogies-not-trilogies, and what Murakami has in common with Poe. Which is to say… we introduce the author and collecting Murakami, we introduce the…