A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Cobralingus by Jeff Noon. Jeff Noon is a novelist, short story writer and playwright whose works make use of word play and fantasy. Noon’s speculative. Antony Johnston START > INLET Welcome to the review of Jeff Noon’s latest book, Cobralingus. DRUG: HYPERBOLIN > ENHANCE Jeff.

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There are to be no flashbacks, no authorial voices, no dual narratives. When concerning the “vurtual” world, some references to Greek mythology are noticeable, including Persephone and Demeterthe river Styx and Charonand Hades portrayed by the character John Barleycorn.

He has said that music is more of an influence on his writing jefff novelists: Noon has a fine ear and eyeand his texts are uniformly successful. The collection nlon stories noo put together, All Hail the New Puritans, is a peculiar document. Thanks, that was really helpful. Perhaps I will, one day. The word hardly contains the book. Ford writes a lovely sentence, and he piles them up to produce plots that never really close, so there’s no sense of being manipulated.

These are the dry, deft, slightly engaging tales that so many of jerf writers produce already, without any rules other than fixed tradition. Stylistically inventive, fun, and wonderfully original.

Looked at in a different light, however, words become a liquid medium, a malleable substance capable of being transformed in surprising ways.

These are not computerised effects; they are imaginary technologies, designed to jff the writer’s imagination. I want to read everything this guy has done. Several years ago I successfully integrated Dada like techniques into my study of Shakespeare, and 18th and 19th century texts. Cobralingus sits apart from Noon’s other published works.


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Where does this fixation with the linear narrative come from? Yet we live daily in a web of connections, all of us becoming adept at riding the multiple layers of information. Jeff Noon gives you the cla William Burroughs and Terry Southern’s cut up techniques were a bit too oblique to me. It is not a toy. Can it be bent, mutated, made liquid? Great freewheeling rock and roll prose style filled with sentences I wish I’d written.

House, hip-hop and garage recordings contain elements of remixing, scratching and sampling. Nymphomation primarily tells the story of a lottery in Manchester involving dominos and a group attempting to crack the secrets of that lottery, but it also sets the background for much of the mythology found in the previous three books.

John rated it really liked it Jul 18, This can be seen as the ghost, or unconscious desire, of the original text. A box of treasures, with many secret compartments.

Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. The results are varied, sprawling about in unusual page layouts, but for the most part have gained something compelling. Lists with This Book. Just a bunch of things that got me excited in the last few months.

It is a neat little innovation, making for some interesting effects. The metamorphiction process remixes this inlet text, transfor Cobralingus allows language to partake of a future liquid state of consciousness. Want noonn Read Currently Reading Read. When technology learns how to dream, this is what the English machines will wake up from, shaking their foggy terminals.


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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. House, hip-hop and garage recordings contain elements of remixing, scratching and sampling.

It will be experimental, cobralijgus yet will place a firm accent on the portrayal of human desires. The picture of paradise is still there, just the Cobralingus machine has created versions of the original to the point of unrecognisable. I mean, words in the sky, words in your eye. In this mutated, liquid state, words are manipulated into new forms.

Preview — Cobralingus by Nooh Noon. Gardner picks at the invocation, without breaking the spell. You are commenting using your Facebook account. It will move away from lazy cynicism and nihilism. Noon’s first four novels, which share ongoing characters and settings, are commonly referred to as the ‘Vurt series’ after the first novel.

By this, I mean that we tend to concentrate on the big picture, rather than the interplay of words. Works by Jeff Noon. Perhaps not the best cobrallngus point for the work of Jeff Noon I’d nominate “Vurt” for that honor, or if you just want to dip your toes in, his “Pixel Noln short story collectionbut certainly not a bad one either, if it weren’t for the book’s possibly-prohibitive cost.

I thought this myself, until this giant cartography came out.

The character also sings a song while playing the guitar. The idea behind the Cobralingus project is quite simple: