Every year we’re stunned by Penn students’ sheer inability to submit funny shoutouts. Since you never learn, we’re making an example of some particularly heinous submissions. We’re not laughing with you, we’re laughing at you.
Book: A Wild Sheep Chase (1982) by Haruki Murakami
Recommended by: Cătălina Drăgoi
Genre: Magical realism
Synopsis that won’t give away the plot: While not necessarily one of the first works that come to mind when thinking of Haruki Murakami, his third novel is arguably the most famous in the “Trilogy of the Rat”. The plot of this relatively short book—approximately 300 pages, depending on which publisher you choose—is rather simple.