Pinball, 1973, Haruki Murakami
Pinball, 1973, Haruki Murakami
Pinball, 1973, Haruki Murakami

Pinball, 1973, Haruki Murakami

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Not First Edition (which is the Japanese version and which goes for around £1000) however this is still a very rare edition and exceptionally difficult to get hold of.

One amazon reviewer said:

Pinball, 1973 is an "elusive" Murakami novel that only recently has become more widely available in English. It's structured around two, primary, characters much as later works such as Kafka on the Shore are. Of course, being an early Murakami effort it lacks the expansive nature we see in later novels. Regardless, one is drawn into the amazing complexity of the very narrow worlds of the primary characters in Pinball, 1973. Marukami demonstrates the same character foundation the world would discover with his future popularity.

Our narrator explains how he starts his translation business, and finds himself in a relationship with live-in identical twins he can't tell apart. Meanwhile we return to the Rat, unhappily whiling away time back in their home town. Eventually the story turns to Pinball, the narrator's university obsession with it and his hunt for a rare pinball machine he used to play on, The Spaceship.

Very good condition - this book is very small - like the size of a passport