Books do good that you’d not only eat them for dessert, but if you were trapped on a deserted island, they’d be one of your few choices to have in tow for the duration and long haul.
Wind/Pinball is a combination of Haruki Murakami’s two novellas titled Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball 1973.
Some fans of Murakami’s say that they’re both fantastic introductory works into the man’s illustrious literary career and I agree wholeheartedly.
The shame of it is that I find these two stories to be so standoutish and iconic that some of his later best sellers and chart toppers never quite phased me in the same way.
Both tales revolve around The Rat, a character who also has two more full length books that unfolded after these originals.
The prose is fantastic and reminds me of a calm, breezy day by the beach with a pack of cigarettes and a bottomless rum and soda on the rocks. Not that I generally indulge in those two, but it reminds me of the feeling that both of those brought on when I was in my younger college days.
If you could name 1 book off the top of your head that you’d gladly be stuck with on some far off remote island, which one would it be?
(Photos taken by me.)
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