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Publisher's Summary

Published in 1980 by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, Pinball, 1973 is the second book in the Trilogy of the Rat series. It is preceded by Hear the Wind Sing (1979) and followed by A Wild Sheep Chase (1982) and is the second novel written by Murakami.

©2015 Haruki Murakami, Ted Goossen (P)2015 Random House Audio

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What a talent

He had the incredibly lyrical voice right from the beginning. This could only have come from a mix of the personal/autobiographical and his unique blend of the mystical/fantastical which continues throughout his many wonderful novels. Great narration!

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Compelling, but not as good...

as his later work. It has elements of later masterpieces like Norwegian Wood, but it is still more a beginning effort.