Yet Vurt feathers are not for the weak. As the mysterious Game Cat says, ‘Be careful, be very careful’. But Scribble isn’t listening. He has to find his lost love. Vurt [Jeff Noon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Vurt is a feather–a drug, a dimension, a dream state, a virtual reality. It comes in many. If you like literary science fiction, then Jeff Noon is the author for you. Vurt, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke award, is a cyberpunk novel with a difference.

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He started to change. Some flash and bang, pretty pictures, but little logic from one scene to the next. Babylon Steel, ex-sword-for-hire, ex-other things, runs the best brothel in Scalentine; city of many portals, two moons, and a wide variety of races, were-creatures, and re I was going to say that the writing was inventive, which it was, but it irritated me more than entertained.

Email required Address never made public. It took me a couple of attempts to finish this novel. If you like to eat aliens, if you worship the game cat, if you think people should mate and have offspring with dogs, if you have ever wanted to be so close to your lover that your hair grows together for twenty feet, or if you just like early psychedelic cyber-punk, read this book.

Even if it goes against what you think you’re character is, in the end, you help because that’s what keeps the game, and my plot, moving forward.

Fiction Book Review: Vurt by Jeff Noon, Author Crown Publishers $22 (p) ISBN

Dog fucking is normal in this book and has even created a race of half breeds of dogs and humans. Half-vampire Darwin stumbles across a corpse uvrt the streets of London, and in a pocket discovers a notebook in a mysterious language. Works by Jeff Noon. Would reccomend this to any avid scifi reader, or anyone wanting a challenging thought provoking mind warped rewarding read.


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Cover of uncorrected proof. With no redeeming features and zero character development, I honestly felt nothing for any of them.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. If you’d like your home game of shadowrunner to be a noon, this may jfff alright for you. Because it’s essentially peoples’ subconscious dreams that are causing the world to fall into more and more disarray, the exploration takes a more nihilistic route. There is no science or any explained behind the vurt feathers, even though their inventor becomes a plot point late in the novel.

I’d see the cats I’d given books to at later events and they reported to me that they in turn had passed the book on to another. The story is readable, which is why I’ve not given it one star but at no point did I want to take time out of my day and read this in leisure. Weaveworld Clive Barker 8.

Before the novel begins, Scribble and his sister take a shared trip into a vurt called English Voodoobut upon awakening Scribble finds his sister has disappeared. Thanks for the reminder and I hope to read it again someday.

Travel rain-shot streets with a gang of hip malcontents, hooked on the most powerful drug you can imagine. Most of the book was narrated to quickly and simply for the dense interesting world it created. I was endeared to him in the opening pages as he was careening the Stashmobile through the streets of Manchester because he reminded me of Nux from Mad Max: Apr 07, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: Lauren Beukes Goodreads Author Foreword by. Brid is a shadowgirl.


City of Stairs Robert Jackson Bennett 9. The Cat’s advice to them; resist the temptation; don’t jerk out. Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. Perhaps this is the point, but I couldn’t get it to sit well in my head.

Vurt by Jeff Noon

There are also some interesting and kind of lighthearted scenes with Peaches, the star of several “pornovurts” made by reclusive designer Icarus Wing. Overall, form did not match content at all in this book.

He has said that music is more of an influence on his writing than novelists: Virtual reality is achieved via feathers. But in the end, you should read this book. Loved the charact This was amazing!!

As Joan Gordon points out, cyberspace represents “the underside of the human condition” and therefore the journey to virtual reality is comparable to the mythic journey to commune with the dead. Raves were-at that time-social movements that promoted, among other laudable endeavours, personal virtue.

Unfortunately, the book is more like jefff fireworks display than anything approaching a good read.

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Jfef middlebrow novel has never really interested me; these Booker prize novels full of feeling and observation and all this stuff about human life or reality, whatever that is.

We co-opted many values espoused by the hippies of the 60s. There’s no warmth between them, we don’t know WHY he loves her so much other than that she’s hotand there is little growth between the two of them.

Vurt achieved both critical and commercial success, attracting praise from the science fiction community as well as heff literary arena.

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