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    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 n

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    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 th

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    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

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    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 saved it from

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    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 hims

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    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 Murak

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    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

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    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

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    WindPinball collects Haruki Murakami’s first two novels Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball 1973 I give Wind 3 sta

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    My first book in SeptemberMy first MurakamiMurakami's first novellasBefore becoming a novelist Murakami was owning a jazz bar and during break

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free read Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Haruki Murakami

Troduction by the author 'If you’re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o’clock in. 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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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

The morning you can only write accordingly That’s who I am' Hear the 風の歌を聴け Kaze EpubWind Sing and Pinball ar. 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 lot of first novels in that it s unfocused rambling and mostly about the author and yet it s kinda compelling because of how well written it is There s no story to speak of The novel takes place within 3 weeks of the summer of 1970 where our nameless narrator in his early 20s bums around his small town He meets a wealthy spoilt brat called The Rat who sits in a bar reads Western novels and spouts pseudo intellectual nonsense He meets a young woman with nine fingers who works in a record shop The characters interact a sense of youthful directionless and vague hope sorta permeates the book and then it s over I ve read 11 of Murakami s books before this one and I definitely wouldn t recommend readers curious about the author to start here begin with Wind Up Bird Wild Sheep Chase or one of his short story collections like after the uake instead But if you re familiar with the author you ll notice a lot of things in this first novel that he ll go on to feature in many of his subseuent books Music especially jazz cats precise descriptions of meals emotionally detached people bookworms sad relationships with sad women loneliness and physically deformed characters None of the characters here could be called well rounded they re very one dimensional especially the female characters Murakami usually writes women uite poorly More often than not they re there as literary devices for the male characters to either learn something about the story they re in or to learn something about themselves it s the latter in this book However if the narrative leaves a lot to be desired the writing is at least very fluid accessible and renders the spare story with an ethereal elegance The pages fly by and that s a rare uality in a first novel Besides the overall lack of characterisation the writing annoyed me only a couple of times like when one character launches into a pages long speech about nothing Murakami failing to pass this off as casual conversation and the parts where a radio DJ rambles on the air were entirely needless The book definitely feels too slight it s a good example of style over substance though I can t help but admire the stylishness For a novel with no story great characters or memorable scenes or dialogue I didn t dislike Hear the Wind Sing The writing is much better than you d expect for a first novel and pulled me swiftly along to the end the talent is obvious and you can see the writer he ll become That said I d say it s really only for fans than casual readers with this book Murakami s clearly finding his voice and figuring out what he wants to write about which isn t always the best place for anyone to start Unfamiliar readers wanting to understand Murakami s popularity would do better to check out his later original and enthralling efforts when he incorporates magical realism into actual stories that go somewhere Pinball 1973 2 starsHaruki Murakami tends to write two kinds of novel ones with a story and ones without Pinball 1973 is unfortunately the latter A translator with twin live in girlfriends I know just humour the author s sad wish fulfilment fantasy develops an obsession with pinball specifically a pinball machine called Spaceship One day his machine disappears He half heartedly goes looking for it zzz This is part of Murakami s Rat series where a character called The Rat appears It s even underwhelming than it sounds The Rat is just a moody barfly who drinks beer and doesn t do much else I really don t know why Murakami kept putting him in books as a recurring character given how dull he was It s not even clear why he s called The Rat unless it s a description of his general uselessness The Rat chapters read like the worst kind of pretentious arthouse movie scenes he drinks he smokes he says inane drivel that I guess is intended to be profound wisdom and I have no idea what his inclusion added to the novel far as I can tell it s nothing There are bits and pieces of the book that are intermittently interesting like the section on the country well digger the history of the pinball manufacturer and the twins who were just strange as they didn t seem real And the book overall is as clearly written as most of Murakami s work is This being Murakami s second novel readers familiar with his later much better books will recognise here what will become trademarks of his storytelling style cats wells jazz The Beatles the book closes with the protagonist playing Rubber Soul the second track of which Norwegian Wood would become the title of his breakthrough novel His female characters though remain as one dimensional as ever Besides a minor character at the start none of the female characters are named the interpreter s colleague is simply referred to as the girl as is the college girl in his flashback while the twins are numbers 208 and 209 I ve tried deciphering it but I m completely clueless as to what this one was supposed to be about The narrator talks about meeting people from Saturn and Venus at the start the pinball machine is called Spaceship so Is the pinball machine meant to symbolise something like a lost love is that what that hallucinatory seuence at the end was about No real point is established and the book just stops so it s fairly unsatisfying What I ll charitably call the story as a whole was a bit too obtuse for me and could ve been focused It wasn t a total bust but Pinball 1973 is definitely one of Haruki Murakami s lesser novels fans only For those who d like to start reading Murakami I recommend checking out A Wild Sheep Chase or The Strange Library instead

free read Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami’s first two novels no uta eBook #8608 available for the first time in English outside Japan With a new in. 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 Ells for anyone s memory that stretches that far back The book was The Wind Up Bird Chronicle I d never read anything like it I was in book love And so began a long distance relationship that has survived the years This short debut contains two novellas Hear The Wind Sing and Pinball 1973 They were written way back in 1979 1980 and only recently published in English I was intrigued from the prologue where Haruki Murakami talks about how he was inspired to begin writing while attending a baseball game He had an epiphany and the idea struck him I think I can write a novel All hail the epiphany Eat shit you rich bastards the Rat shouted glowering at me with his hands resting on the barYes you had me at halloBoth novellas feature the mysterious Rat his friend an unnamed protagonist and their local watering hole J s BarThe first story is lighter than fluffy clouds The second has a darker brooding atmosphere like a storm is loomingIt s interesting to note that Murakami s obsession with wells including Martian ones began so early in the piece Those of you who are familiar with his writing will know what I m talking about I love wells Whenever I come across one I toss in a pebble Nothing is soothing than hearing that small splash rise from the bottom of a deep well There are wells deep wells dug in our hearts Birds fly over themTick also the checklist for the ubiuitous bar the moody barman of few words jazz references to music particularly the Beatles whisky uirky friends cats time memory nostalgia wan girls with inexplicable problems young men pondering esoteric uestions the restlessness versus inertia of everyday life existential ramblings narrators with no name All themes which Murakami expands on in greater depth in later novels Outside it had turned pitch black Not a monochromatic but a layered black as if various black paints had been slapped on like butterI enjoyed this so much To me this is uintessential Murakami Where you get a glimpse of the amazing works yet to come For a starter this has just the right amount of ingredients to tantalize the taste buds As a fan who has read most of his later works I can see from this book how it would lead to bigger and ambitious creations and characters The writing already displays his very uniue voice clearly It was the same old thing over and over again An endless d j vu that got worse each time around Sometimes things that happened the day before felt like they had occurred a year earlier at other times last year s events seemed to have happened yesterday Each day was a carbon copy of the last You needed a bookmark to tell one from the otherI understand completely I love the musings of his mind His thought patterns intrigue me For a first novel I reckon this is pretty darn impressive Shout out to dear friend the talented MrCollski who buddy read this with me Perhaps not the ideal Murakami to start with But then again perhaps it is I m not the right person to ask I m so biased in Murakami s favour But it seems that this intro has intrigued Collin enough to continue with Murakami s other novels As he is uite simply magical A new convert Woo Collin has posted his reviews for the two novellas separately Please have a read as he s made some observations I wish I had thought of darn Links to his reviews are below Hear the Wind Sing Pinball 1973 People are awkward creatures A lot awkward than you seem to realizeCan t argue with that one