By Haruki Murakami
His lifestyles was once like his routine nightmare: a educate to nowhere. yet a normal existence has a manner of taking a rare flip. upload a lady whose ears are so beautiful that, whilst exposed, they increase intercourse a thousand-fold, a runaway good 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, which may or will not be operating the realm, and eth upshot is one other singular masterpiece from Japan's best novelist.
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Standing on the empty plinth, the pigeon watched until George disappeared through the pub doorway, still rehearsing his line. It waited for a while. Then it preened itself. Then it started to peck at a cigarette butt. Two minutes or so later, the whole incident had been edited out of the active files of its mind and was held in limbo, awaiting deletion. And then... The pigeon looked down. It was, once again, standing on a statue. Vaguely, it recalled something it had learned recently about statues.
Mr Kortright’s shoulders rose and fell like share prices during a closely contested election. ‘Okay,’ he said. ’ ‘Not really, no. All seems a bit gratuitous if you ask me. ’ ‘Picky, huh? ’ ‘Several,’ replied the dragon, absently. ‘In this body, anyway. ’ It took Mr Kortright’s brain three quarters of a second to pick up on the words this body and the other one, speculate on the significance and dismiss the whole as too much hassle. ‘So what did you used to do? ’ The dragon nodded. ’ After a moment’s hesitation Mr Kortright correctly interpreted the dragon’s remark as a compliment.
Bianca frowned. No, not trouble, exactly. More sort of up to something. But what? Finally, she packed up, replaced the tarpaulin and started to walk away. Having covered ten yards she turned, faced the statue, and put on her most menacing scowl. ’ she commanded, and stalked off down Colmore Row. Chapter 3 Having parked his shape in Victoria Square, the dragon ambled down Colmore Row to Snow Hill and consulted the railway timetable. Three minutes later a rather bemused tram pulled up (wondering, among other things, how the hell it had managed to get there from Dumfries in a hundred and eighty seconds) and he climbed aboard.
A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami