- Paperback: 215 pages
- Publisher: Kodansha International; First Edition edition (1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 4770022085
- ISBN-13: 978-4770022080
- ASIN: B000H65UUM
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.7 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,660,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pinball, 1973 Paperback – 1985
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Next: This book and Hear the Wind Sing (Kaze no Uta wo Kiku - which is more like "Listen to the Wind's Song") feel very much like 2 halves of the same novel. The characters of Boku ("I") and The Rat ("Nezumi") mature and change dramatically in this novel, but they're still in their hometown, and they're still trying to find themselves. The developments and climax of A Wild Sheep Chase make so much more sense with Pinball 1973 to give them a context.
The "Boku" trilogy is really a quartet: Hear the Wind Sing; Pinball, 1973; A Wild Sheep Chase; and Dance, Dance, Dance. The hints and nuance this story gives to the later maturation and development of Boku's character make it worth the read, for sure.
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“Pinball, 1973” is the Murakami we know today. Having been written at almost the same time as “Wind,” it is a remarkable advance. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Joe Da Rold
The book is completely new. Very nice packed, like a present with lot of attention. Shipped real quickly. Made me very happy.Published on December 20, 2011 by AVISHAI
Again, it's a short and physically small book, but it comes very nicely wrapped. Good insights into characters from 'A Wild Sheep Chase' and 'Dance Dance Dance,' and good insights... Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by Jon Selbert
This is second in the Trilogy of the Rat, the first two of which have not been published in the West. This is a Japanese publication in English. Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by Bariloche