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4.0 out of 5 stars Music and Sex
I have never read Kozinski before: in fact I found his name in my portable bible, the Rough Guide to Cult Fiction. I was pleasantly surprised: unlike some of the cult fiction recommendations I've read, Pinball is a page turner with a classic plot. Domostroy, a fading, aging composer, once famous but now reduced to poverty, is induced by a beautiful woman to find out...
Published on 25 Feb 2010 by M. Asher

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2.0 out of 5 stars Trashy
This book is about music and sex. The observations about music are interesting (to a musical neophyte like me), but the sexual content is dated, clunky, embarassing. Overall, the book is little better than the usual trashy bestseller with none of the skill and insight of Steps or Being There.
Published on 8 July 1999


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4.0 out of 5 stars Music and Sex, 25 Feb 2010
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I have never read Kozinski before: in fact I found his name in my portable bible, the Rough Guide to Cult Fiction. I was pleasantly surprised: unlike some of the cult fiction recommendations I've read, Pinball is a page turner with a classic plot. Domostroy, a fading, aging composer, once famous but now reduced to poverty, is induced by a beautiful woman to find out the identity of 'Goddard' - the pop phenomenon of his age, a household name all over the world, who lives incognito. The story, told partly from Domostroy's point of view, partly from that of Goddard, revolves around music - both pop and classical - and sexual encounters of all types. I don't agree with the reviewer who called the book trashy: Kosinski isn an excellent writer, and this novel is one of the best I've read for a long time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Analysis of Chopin's Music More Sensuous than Sex Liasons, 14 July 1999
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Slow start describes less than fascinating has-been of a serious composer. The build up of Godard, the rock star wunderkind, is more fascinating than the flesh and blood man one meets in the heart of the novel. Denouement disappoints with its violence and destruction. Tawdriness of the sex underground not for the squeemish and clashes with the general art and music theme of the main body. Nevertheless, from midbook to the end, it becomes a page turner.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Trashy, 8 July 1999
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This book is about music and sex. The observations about music are interesting (to a musical neophyte like me), but the sexual content is dated, clunky, embarassing. Overall, the book is little better than the usual trashy bestseller with none of the skill and insight of Steps or Being There.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Kosinski Page Turner, 30 Aug 1999
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Kosinski does it again. He keeps the reader in suspense until the final page is turned. If you liked Cockpit, Steps, or Blind Date, then this is for you.
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