Pinball, has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Sen-Kyūhyaku- Nanajū-San-Nen no Pinbōru = Pinball, (The Rat #2), Haruki. Wind/Pinball has ratings and reviews. Darwin8u Wind/Pinball collects Haruki Murakami’s first two novels, Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, . A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Pinball, by Murakami Haruki.

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The novel takes place within 3 weeks of the summer of where our nameless narrator in his early 20s bums around his small town. That is missing here: Pinball plays the role of a lost love for the narrator, and I really enjoyed the brief sections describing his obsession with the game.

Narrator post-uni life and his pinball addiction. So, if Murakami had not won the very first literary contest he had ever entered, the only copy of his novel would have been lost, and by his own admission: I seek out mmurakami they’ve written and buy it all up. He produced a draft in four months, working at his kitchen table.

Works by Haruki Murakami. These 2 short stories, and Norwegian Wood, have stayed w I think the reason I am so drawn to Murakami right now ppinball that he is writing my feelings. The writing is much more intact and perhaps more carefully stitched together when compared with Hear The Wind Sing.


These are far from the full scale of surreality Murakami often uses, but still enough in number and skilfully incorporated as to create a general quality of bizarrity or weirdness — prominent enough to get noticed, but not too overwhelming.

Even the parts about the same story were not related to one another. Jul 04, Bach Tran Quang rated it really liked it.

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Feb 03, Caro the L. I reviewed each book individually below – enjoy! If I start with the shittiest stuffs, I’m bound to haruk shitty experiences, at least at first. Jun 09, Megha rated it liked it Shelves: The plot alternates between describing the life of narrator and that of his friend, The Rat.

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I think it bears the signs of its era. It wouldn’t be fair to the next person who comes along. Reading the book made me want to go back in time and have a conversation with myself, perhaps in my school cafeteria, or after a baseball game.

It’s not a novel or even literature, nor is it art. What you’ve been missing, the happiest and saddest moment. There is also a brief discussion of the abuse of a cat, a plot element which recurs elsewhere in Murakami’s fiction, especially Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle in which the search for a missing cat is an important plotline.

There are people out there like myself who will go to nurakami ends of the earth to find materials that have been unpublished simply because I want to experience one person’s entire body of work.


His female characters though remain as one-dimensional as ever. That something hidden at the back of your head.

My first exposure to Murakami was in my early college years. It was now mine. Let him rake in the big bucks for this by all means, it’s pretty good anyway. I didn’t get it. Very few writers have an origin story as mysterious or compelling as Murakami.

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Lists with This Book. View all 4 comments. The Murakami I’ve come to know and love started to peek through until he finally burst through in all his epic glory. He lives with a mysterious set of twins, whose names he never learns; in predictable Murakami-fashion, they disappear from his life at the appropriate time.

The Illusionist as a Young Man: Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami

I read the Goossen translation. The Rat 4 books. I dig seeing where Murakami started, so I definitely don’t regret reading it.