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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While working behind the counter at the local Waterstone’s bookshop, a colleague suggested he write a novel. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. The more I read these books, the darker they shine. Best books Fiction Jeff Noon. I like this books so much: I want to read everything this guy has done.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But Cobralingus is mainly used here to find poetry. Film books Jeff Noon features. Falling out of Cars is the record Marlene keeps – or tries to keep – of her quest to flee xobralingus her past.

These effects might include distort, echo, overload, and so on. In it, he details his regimented methods for the creation of poetic text by a style of word play which lends its name to the title. Listening to it now, an idea has come to me. Fred rated it liked it Aug 01, John Irony rated it it was amazing Mar 07, With the Dome, the millennial celebrations and the general feeling of “Was that it?

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Secondly, the character of Long Distance Davis, who Alice meets in a police cell, is a reference to jazz musician and trumpet player Miles Davis.

Cobralingus sits apart from Noon’s other published works. The understanding I gain from the book is this: But Noon did not stay too long in the theatrical world, possibly because the cobralinguus associated with the theatre was not conducive to the fant Jeff Noon is a novelist, short story writer and playwright whose works make extensive use of wordplay and fantasy.

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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. At the same time, it will utilise a fluid, organic structure, a network of storylines.

It is in this spirit of adventure that I envisage the post-future novel. It is exactly the kind of storytelling we now need.

The CD consists of 38 pieces of music, played on a number of turntables, with two or three records being played simultaneously. It is perhaps a sign of the times that the author feels the need to couch artifice in such pseudo-technical terms though it is by no means a completely novel ideaas though doing so lends the resulting text s credence and weight. The narrative fabric of the latest cult movie is woven through with jump cuts, freeze-frames, montage, slow motion shots, tracking shots, hand-held camera techniques, and the like.


It’s fun, and more than a little scary sometimes, especially when a piece dissolves down into pure nonsense. He breaks language down to the building blocks of its alphabetical DNA and then rebuilds a new creation.

The people who complain that the English novel is dead spend the rest of their time praising the latest masterwork that manages to tell a good story in a simple enough manner. Noon’s first four novels, which share ongoing characters and settings, are commonly referred to as the ‘Vurt series’ after the first novel. I like work that belongs to one writer alone, and this is Plath’s own, very personal realm, illuminated by her own personal language.

Allied to the outer fringes of dance culture, and produced by groups such as Pole, Autechre, Oval, and Mouse on Mars, this is the music of machines with diseases. Tait rated it it was ok Jun 02,