"Pinball 1973" handelt von einem jungen Mann, der in Tokio lebt, während sein Freund "Ratte", bereits bekannt aus "Wenn der Wind singt", immer noch in "J.'s Bar" darauf wartet, dass das Leben losgeht. Ein melancholischer, atmosphärisch dichter Roman, der zudem die wohl besten Flipperszenen der Literaturgeschichte enthält. Nach langem Zögern hat Haruki Murakami die Bitten seiner Fangemeinde erhört und der Veröffentlichung dieses außerhalb Japans nie erschienenen Frühwerks zugestimmt.
Offering wonderful perspectives on dozens of unique (and likely never-to-be-seen-again) baseball personalities, Seasons in Hell recounts some of the most extreme characters ever to play the game and brings to life the no-holds-barred culture of major league baseball in the mid-'70s.
"Powlus ruins a great story"
The year was 1973. It was a tumultuous year, filled with news of Watergate, the Vietnam War and many other historical events. UFO sightings were on the increase, culminating in abductions and extraordinary sightings through the fall of 1973. Unparalleled UFO encounters and alien visitation's occurred worldwide during the most extraordinary "UFO flap" of all time.
Kayla opened the drawer and reached in. She felt around for a minute, trying to find the flashlight but it was under something. After a second or two, she finally pulled it out and flipped it on. "Got it," she said. Before Haylie and Rachel could thank her for finding it, they heard a loud crash in the kitchen. Someone had broken the window on the backdoor. Kayla shut off the flashlight immediately. "What was that? She asked. "Shhh." Rachel looked around, but couldn't see in the dark.
On the fortieth anniversary of revolution and rebellion in Chile, a searching history of the rise and fall of the world’s first and only democratically elected Marxist president. On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile was deposed in a violent coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. The coup had been in the works for months, even years. Shortly after giving a farewell speech to his people, Allende died of gunshot wounds - whether inflicted by his own hand or an assassin’s remains uncertain.
"Fascinating Look at a Historical Tragedy"
The rugged routes to Kabul teemed with worldwide youth in search of cheap drugs and enlightenment. With the idyllic dreamers came hard core criminals. Sent to Kabul to take on the criminals was Federal Narcotics Agent, Terrence Burke. Working undercover, often without backup, Burke dismantled smuggling operations in Afghanistan and India. The issues he portrays in Afghanistan are still confronting us today.
This week on Car Talk, good intentions go bad. For starters, Todd decided to buy his girlfriend a 1973 Ford LTD, on the premise it would be safe and easy to work on. Unfortunately, the car's loud backfire has led to one dead cat, several deceased goldfish, and one very strained relationship.