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Anyone read Jeff Noon?

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Any thoughts?

[shades of Aaron Amos!]

I wrote a review of his first book, Vurt, some years ago for the British Science Fiction Association. I liked it.

There were discernible influences of Anthony Burgess [violent youth culture, language], Philip K Dick ["what is real", certain imagery] and Russell Hoban [language, Orpheus/mythic themes].

I also saw a theatrical performance of this work a summer or so ago at the Contact Theatre in Manchester.

Since the first, I have read a couple more of his books and he seems to be mantaining his quality. Definitely a "different" kind of a writer: I believe he is a music fan and sometimes writes to a rhythm.

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Re: Any thoughts?

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[shades of Aaron Amos!]
Not sure I understand that one...

I wrote a review of his first book, Vurt, some years ago for the British Science Fiction Association. I liked it.

There were discernible influences of Anthony Burgess [violent youth culture, language], Philip K Dick ["what is real", certain imagery] and Russell Hoban [language, Orpheus/mythic themes].

I also saw a theatrical performance of this work a summer or so ago at the Contact Theatre in Manchester.

Since the first, I have read a couple more of his books and he seems to be mantaining his quality. Definitely a "different" kind of a writer: I believe he is a music fan and sometimes writes to a rhythm.
I'm sort of interested in picking up his "Automated Alice" Sounds kind of neat...an updated alice in wonderland if you will...

Next time I am at the Library and am not in the middle of a book, I'll pick one of his up...
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Aaron is a DVDTalker "famed" for posts including those two words.

I just found a few websites that might be of interest:
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I read Vurt and Pollen many years ago. Both were good, cyber-punkish reads. Sort of somewhere inbetween Gibson when he was doing his "Sprawl" stuff and PKD at his drug-obsessed, paranoid best.

Haven't read any of Noon's other books, though. The description of Automated Alice didn't do much for me, so I didn't get it. Haven't picked up any of his subsequent books, either.

If anyone like Jeff Noon, I'd also recommend Steve Aylett (Slaughtermatic, Shamanspace). Similar in tone to Noon's books.
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Originally posted by benedict
Aaron is a DVDTalker "famed" for posts including those two words.

I just found a few websites that might be of interest:
I must have missed those ones...

thanks for the history lesson
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I read Vurt and never could find Pollen. It is out of print now and there are so many other books to read, I haven't tried really hard to track down a copy. Vurt is great, though.

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