Thursday, March 30, 2006

See that bit of text under the blog title

New Murakami collection due in UK in July. Reminds me, must get that Pinball 1973 review up soon.

And, of course, there's the small matter of a new Morrissey album next week. So I should either post a picture of Murakami with flowers cascading from his back pocket... or...

5 comments:

occasional poster of comments said...

Pinball 1973! I'll look forward to that review. Have you got a translated version?

Do you happen to know whether Hear the Wind Sing is available in English?

Tim Footman said...

I reviewed Hear The Wind Sing in Feb, here. http://culturalsnow.blogspot.com/2006/02/rat-tale.html

It's available in an English translation, but is only published (by Kodansha) in Japan. I got my copy on ebay. I think Murakami is unhappy with it, although I don't know if it's the novel or the translation that's the problem.

Pinball 1973 is, I believe, also available in translation in Japan, but I've never seen a hard copy. There's an online version here: http://www.geocities.jp/yoshio_osakabe/Haruki/Books/Pinball_1973.html

Tim Footman said...

Sorry, that should be:

http://www.geocities.jp/yoshio_osakabe/
Haruki/Books/Pinball_1973.html

occasional poster of comments said...

Excellent. Thanks for that. I remember finding a link to an online Pinball 1973 some while ago. Then finding it was broken and being all frustrated and wistful that it might once have been out there somewhere.

Nice review, by the way. I think you may well be right about the handjob.

Tim Footman said...

I have never erred on the subject of handjobs.