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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This is the fluid society. All through his career, Borges was capable of mining a deep seam. It is not a time for great art. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The result of that suggestion, Vurtwas the hippest sci-fi novel to be published in Britain since the days of Michael Moorcock in the late sixties. First of all, we have to accept that English writing has been far too slow in its adoption of avant-garde techniques, in comparison with popular music, art and films.

Too many people with the same idea; maybe in every room of the hotel, all the lonely people trying to get clean. As a teenager, Noon was addicted to American comic heroes, and still turns to them for inspiration. He studied fine art and drama at Manchester University and was subsequently appointed writer in residence at the city’s Royal Exchange theatre.

Perhaps I will, one day.

The last seven in alphabetical order of the author are books I’ve been getting into recently. In large part the fun is in the metamorphiction — in how the texts relate to one another, and in how Noon has jrff each successive version — but they are also almost all accomplished texts in their own right.


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. Wonderland and Looking Glass. Can cobralinus be bent, mutated, made liquid? Mar 09, Dem rated it it was amazing. Over the past few years there has been an upsurge of interest in experimental electronic music. The book also tells a great story.

Well, if the words go cobralinhus the explode filter, the picture of letters exploded on the page is what the Cobralingus does.

There is a definite techno poem after using the drug-fecundamol. Here, he’s treated an obscure Victorian novel called A Human Document.

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Works by Jeff Noon. I do not mean a refusal to tell stories. The collection of stories they put cobfalingus, All Hail the New Puritans, is a peculiar document. Painful, truthful, magical and filled with riddles. Supposedly cutting up classic texts and resuturing them together like the two halves of a car chop shop, while certainly creating a new text, but was also supposed to maintain echoes of the original ghost texts working under the surface.

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By this, I mean that we tend to concentrate on the big picture, rather than the interplay of words. I just love the stuff too much. An exercise in the picture cobdalingus language, the function of letters. Could such a beautifully complex story even be told at this time, on this damp, grey island?


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.

If the English novel is truly dead, we should place a flower on its grave, trample down the dirt. So we get Shakespeare’s “Taming Of The Shrew” filtered through a real life list of horses from a racecard, melded with a Zane Grey piece from to end in a meditation on language itself. When concerning the “vurtual” world, some references to Greek mythology are noticeable, including Persephone and Demeterthe river Styx and Charonand Cobraliingus portrayed by the character John Barleycorn.

Others are classical poem or prose narratives.

Cobralingus by Jeff Noon

It sounds fairly mechanical, and Noon presents it as such. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.

Flesh prickling with itches, like Braille insects. One of the earliest examples can be found on the back cover of Brian Eno’s album, Discreet Music.

It is interesting to imagine what the critical reaction to the nion would have been in this country if the novel had been written by a British author.