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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Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Not sure I enjoyed it as much as Windesp.

Jun 17, Mobyskine rated it liked it Shelves: There are of course plenty of lonely young men in the literature of the 60s and 70s I’m thinking the Beat generation right nowbut what sets these characters apart from Murakami’s is that the latter do not seem intent upon proving their masculinity, for example through drunkenness and sexual muraksmi, through an incessant desire to have their maleness vindicated, through occupying space. I seek out everything they’ve written and buy it all up. They are part of a four book series with a common protagonist, the Rat.

In fact, Murakami has possibly done himself a disservice with his previous comments. Oct 08, Darwin8u rated it liked it Shelves: It’s how he started his career. If it turns out to be the same, I can live with it. At least I can’t. In his search, he finds that the Pinball machine symbolizes much more than a game. Haruki Murakami is the mysterious cosmic wanderer of his own fictions, blessed by circumstance and guided by magic.


What I especially enjoyed here was his intro essay, “The Birth of My Kitchen Table Fiction,” which describes his journey to becoming a great writer.

His English was not grear, therefore the language “had to be pniball. View all 3 comments. Orthofer31 July He must have changed his mind. It was not Murakami-esque, but it was simply a normal book to read.

Suggested Reading Carver, Raymond.

There is a beer-drinking, cigarette-smoking nameless narrator who is detached and apathetic and has a strange-ness about him. Rat for ciggies and beer, or perhaps moving haryki.

Wind/Pinball: Two Novels

They make him, tea, coffee, lunch dinner etc His past girlfriends are tragic tales of loss and misunderstanding. But if you would have me describe the novel I would not have ;inball words.

Read Pinball, mugakami, and enjoyed it more than his first, both four stars. What I can set down here is no more than a list. Along the way, as he was in the process of rescuing a passenger pigeon with a broken wing another baffling detaila realization again hit him: Many familiar elements from Murakami’s later novels are present.

To curb such activities, I believe Knopf decided to republish because they knew completionists, like nature, haru,i always find a way. They struck me as objectifying. And between another man and a bar, no flippers.

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

I enjoyed this – Murakami’s first novel. Discussion Questions Discuss the introduction in relation to the content of both novels. The story moves quickly although little occurs.


A little bit, yes. Lovely and sad at the same time. This was not as random as the first part Windit had more of a story pibball events that were consistent all way through. In fact, don’t tell them anything, just allow them to seep in the aura. Very few writers have an origin story as mysterious or compelling as Murakami. The characters murakwmi opaque and don’t offer much to care about.

This isn’t a page turner. Looking back, it was as if I had spent the next six months living at the bottom of a dark hole.

But unlike Eco, I have been able to recapture the experience anytime I pick up a Murakami novel or short story. Some of his novels take their titles from songs: Another one of Murakami’s earlier works, Pinball is just mugakami second novel.

Which I don’t normally mind, actually I really enjoy books with very little plot, but it was just kind of dull in this. Quotes from Pinball,