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.

Author: Dairisar Brasida
Country: Finland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 25 July 2005
Pages: 206
PDF File Size: 8.94 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.12 Mb
ISBN: 273-4-37265-285-8
Downloads: 64424
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Daisida

Reading Haruki Murakami’s two earliest works, I was brought back to the situation he describes in his introduction – being at a baseball game and being struck by the realization that he thought he could write a novel.

While above the wells, birds flit back and forth. The climactic scene of Pinball is possibly the best bit of the two books I found Pinball overall much better than Wind – evidence maybe of Murakami maturing as a writer very quickly partly because of the way it plays out and partly because of the way it could have played out which you can’t help thinking about – what if Murakami had let the key decision go the other way and then given free rein to the imagination we see at play in later books?

Pinball, 1973

Shortly before finishing murakamo studies, Murakami opened the coffeehouse ‘Peter Cat’ which was a jazz bar in the evening in Kokubunji, Tokyo with his wife. Narrator post-uni life and his pinball addiction. Which Pijball don’t normally mind, actually I really enjoy books with very little plot, but it was just kind of dull in this. Messy, middling and monotonous?

The recurring theme of loneliness, conscious-ness, purpose of existence is fairly prominent. The stories are somewhat quirky and incoherent, and it’s evident that they’re written by an author starting out.


To ask other readers questions about Pinball,please sign up. I seek out everything they’ve written and buy it all up.

Discuss the relationship between the protagonist and the Rat. Discussion Questions Discuss the introduction in relation to the content of both novels. His character is interesting and Murakami builds up and defines him in more detail. I understand that he hadn’t developed his voice yet, but this is very uninteresting to me and I don’t think I am going to push on just to say that I’ve read it. There are people out there like myself who will go to the ends of the earth to find materials that have been unpublished simply because I want to experience one person’s entire body of work.

Aug 19, Snotchocheez rated it it was ok. Nov 08, Sean Smart rated it really liked it. Discuss the scene in which he is brought to the warehouse.

My first book in September. There is striking visual imagery in both Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, It is everything I love about Murakami’s brand of sushi wrapped in a blanket of rancid nori. Despite an unfortunate entanglement with a Mr. On his way home from the stadium, Murakami purchased some writing supplies, and, that very night, he began work on his first novel, Hear the Wind Sing.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Beyond that, there is already a sophisticated network of small absurdities that give the novel its atmosphere and build up the character s further murakkami any description ever could. These first major works of fiction by Haruki Murakami center on two young men–an unnamed narrator and his friend and former roommate, the Rat. He grew up reading a range of works by Am Murakami Haruki Japanese: However Wind felt unfinished, confusing and felt like it was written by someone else.


The Rat 4 books. Although I harui it this year, I couldn’t remember what it was about, so I had to check Wikipedia before starting this.

Hear the Wind Sing/Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami review – super-elliptical pop-noir

Can you trace any commonalities between these works and others? Order by newest oldest recommendations. It describes itself in the text as “a novel about pinball,” but also explores themes of loneliness and companionship, purposelessness, and destiny.

Although there are considerably few particular events, the narration has good structure and pace. The vast warehouse with the pinball machines being brought pibball to life.

Wind/Pinball | Haruki Murakami

The Rat, meanwhile, is depressed and J is gnomic. Pinball is partly a story of despondency after muurakami end of a relationship. Sep 05, Kyriakos Sorokkou rated it liked it Shelves: I’m so excited to read this.

Murakami has reached that stage — plus years into a stellar career — where he is unassailable, where the early work and the juvenilia are read in the vast bright burning light of the later work, which lends it all a lovely lambent glow.

View all 13 comments. We can see this everywhere around us: What was this book about?

View all 13 comments. It feels a bit directionless and floats around in a dreamlike way, but I enjoyed the dream.