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"Pinball" (1982) comes late in Kosinski's career, his penultimate book and may compare poorly to his earlier much tougher episodic tales ("The Painted Bird," "Steps,' "Cockpit"... Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Roger Leatherwood Brown
The novel is flawed in many ways. The violent climax at the end was a little too predictable, and the conversations at times sounded more like lectures from some music professor... Read morePublished on October 12, 2008 by Dawoud Kringle
This book demontrates what many people claim to be true, that the polish socialite had the most famous of his books, the painted bird, ghost written for him, kinda of easy when you... Read morePublished on December 21, 2005 by SamSpade
A cartoonish and predictable novel that will especially disappoint fans of Kosinski's purer, more original efforts.Published on August 12, 2005 by David Blanton
Pinball starts off promising enough but quickly descends into a boring, two-dimensional mess. Kosinski does little to make his characters seem sympathetic or interesting, it isn't... Read morePublished on December 27, 2002
Kosinski has the bad habit of 'Telling' instead of 'Showing'.
Instead of the characters voices we get the narrator telling us what is said. Read more
A rock'n'roll mystery centred on a superstar who, despite his success, manages to hold on to his identity and a dark secret. Read morePublished on January 9, 2000 by Mr. N Azam
Kosinski does it again. He keeps the reader in suspense until the final page is turned. If you liked Cockpit, Steps, or Blind Date, then this is for you.Published on August 30, 1999
Slow start describes less than fascinating has-been of a serious composer. The build up of Godard, the rock star wunderkind, is more fascinating than the flesh and blood man one... Read morePublished on July 14, 1999