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風の歌を聴け Kaze no uta o kike1973年のピンボール Sen kyūhyaku nanajū san nen no pinbōru

Ction by the author 'If you’re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o’. As always Murakami s writing is spare profound 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 He tells of how he taught himself the art of storytelling lots of reading trial error even learning to become succinct to dispense with overwriting by drafting first in English then translating his story into Japanese

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Haruki Murakami’s first two novels available for the first time in English outside Japan With a new introdu. These are Murakami s earliest novels novellas really as each is only about 100 pages Both are about the same two young men an unnamed narrator and his friend and former roommate The Rat Actually there is a third Rat book but for some reason it is not included with these two I ve not read the later longer novels but supposedly these two shorts are preuels to Murakami s other novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance Dance DanceThey are about anomie and loneliness of youth as these two young men early 20 s struggle to find meaning and a role in life Both have girlfriends the narrator is living with two identical twins but there is no real love Their lives are lonely and aimless as they wander around ambitionless smoking and drinking A Chinese bartender plays a role in both stories In their attitudes the two young men are very much alike These is nothing dramatic or spellbinding about the plots in fact they remind me a bit of what has been said about the American TV series Seinfeld being about nothing Yet Murakami s style grabs you and holds your attention I ll write about Pinball as it has of a traditional plot structure The narrator and a friend have started a freelance translation service from English and French into Japanese The narrator becomes obsessed with an early pinball game He gives us a bit about the history of pinball and early inventors When the arcade is demolished the specific machine he liked best disappears and he contacts another obsessive pinball player to track down the old machine Meanwhile he lives with the twins and tells us about his memories of the Japanese student movement and of a former girlfriend who hanged herself Wells are mentioned and also a cat but not as much as in some of his later novels Also western especially American cultural icons are featured including liuors music and television shows And as is often the case in Murakami s stories there is a surreal or even science fiction aspect to the story as he writes about some people being from other planets still adapting to earth s environment Here s a passage that I thought illustrated Murakami s writing style The Rat could see that she his girlfriend was trying to establish a kind of perfection in her small world He was well aware that reuired an extraordinary degree of determination She wore only the most modest yet tasteful dresses over fresh clean undergarments applied an eau de cologne with the fragrance of a morning vineyard to her body took great care in choosing her words asked no pointless uestions and appeared to have practiced smiling in the mirror Yet these things only added to the Rat s sadness The book begins with an essay by Murakami in which he tells us how he began writing because he was hit by a lightning bolt at a baseball game Hey I can write a novel And he discusses how his first drafts were flat so he wrote in English in which he was not at all proficient at the time and then translated the text back to Japanese During this time he and his wife were working endless hours in a barnightclub that they started Good stories that held my attention Top photo from pinrescuecomThe author from radicalreadscom

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Clock in the morning you can only write accordingly That’s who I am' Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball 1973 ar. Eh It wasn t bad It was just okayNothing much happens in typical Murakami style Which I don t normally mind actually I really enjoy books with very little plot but it was just kind of dull in thisAnd god I know Murakami is sexist a lot of the time in his books but it was over the top in this one Seriously the twins in Pinball 1973 seemed to have literally no purpose other than to provide the narrator with a couple of feelings Oh and to have sex with him and make him food and coffee Yawn The narrator was your typical Murakami main male character lonely has sex with a fair few women kind of a dick at times etc etcBasically everything just felt less well developed Which makes sense when you consider that these were his first two novels he wrote It was kind of interesting to see how his writing and characters and ideas have developed since these novels but overall it was just kind of meh It wasn t bad It just left me totally uninspired


About the Author: Haruki Murakami

村上 春樹 is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator His work has been described as 'easily accessible yet profoundly complex' He can be located on Facebook at



10 thoughts on “風の歌を聴け Kaze no uta o kike1973年のピンボール Sen kyūhyaku nanajū san nen no pinbōru

  1. says:

    These are Murakami’s earliest novels – novellas really as each is only about 100 pages Both are about the same two young men an unnamed narrator and his friend and former roommate ‘The Rat’ Actually there is a third 'Rat’ book but for some reason it is not included with these two I’ve not read the later longer novels but supposedly these two shorts are preuels to Murakami’s other novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance Dance Da

  2. says:

    When I find a new to me author and dig their work two things normally happen I seek out everything they've written and buy it all up Next I do some research I find out which titles are their least favorite andor which titles have t

  3. says:

    There's no such thing as a perfect piece of writing Just as there's no such thing as perfect despairSo begins the opening line to Haruki Murakami's first novella Hear The Wind Sing Perfection like beauty I'd beg to argue is in the eye of the beholderMy obsession with Haruki Murakami started well over twenty years ago On the way home from work an intriguing book title caught my eye in a bookstore that no longer exists The bookstore was Max

  4. says:

    FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY Extra Ball at 600000 pointsFREE PLAY3 BALLS PER GAMEMy first exposure to Murakami was in my early college years I checked out 'A Wild Sheep Chase' Boku #3 one summer from a military library and after I read it but before I returned it the library had mysteriously burned down I'm not sure if I still owe the library a late fee or not I had no way to return the book and after reading it I didn't ever want to I s

  5. says:

    As always Murakami's writing is spare profound 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 He tells of how he taught himself the art of storytelling lots of reading trial error even learning to become succinct to dispense with overwr

  6. says:

    If you are a fan of Murakami's and are interested in finding out how his writing career started then this petite book is a book for you WindPinball features two novellas which were the very first stories that Murakami wrote in his kitchen late in the night The stories are somewhat uirky and incoherent and it's e

  7. says:

    Hear the Wind Sing an unlikable guy writes about his past relationships Genuinely enjoyable Pinball 1973 an unlikable guy writes aboutpinball and twins Not as genuinely enjoyable

  8. says:

    Eh It wasn't bad It was just okayNothing much happens in typical Murakami style Which I don't normally mind actually I re

  9. says:

    WindPinball collects Haruki Murakami’s first two novels Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball 1973 I give Wind 3 stars and Pinball 2 stars so I guess technically it’s a 25 stars but neither book was that impressive so I rounded down to 2 stars it’s really only for Murakami fans I reviewed each book individually below enjoyHear the Wind Sing 3 starsHaruki Murakami’s first novel Hear the Wind Sing is like a lo

  10. says:

    My first book in SeptemberMy first MurakamiMurakami's first novellasBefore becoming a novelist Murakami was owning a jazz bar and during breaks he has writing these two novellas They are part of a four book series with a common protagonist the RatI don't know if it was wise to start with my Murakami experience by reading his first

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