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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But we need to expand the notion of what a story is, and to seek out new ways of telling these stories. In Cobralingus Codex, pages Jeff Noon provides the reader with the classical texts he cuts up here, so straight away the echoes are more readily resonating. I just love the stuff too much.

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. Jeff Noon gives you the classical texts he cuts up here, so straight away the echoes are more readily resonating. The heat and the sweat. Imagine a musical signal travelling along a pathway.

Dec 14, Lady Danita rated it really liked it. A film adaptation of Creeping Zero is due to go into production in late House was over a pages; this does the same but in pages.

Like Moorcock, Noon is not preoccupied with technology per se, but incorporates technological developments into a world of magic and fantasy. Once can only hope that the concept of the Cobralingus Engine doesn’t catch on in the finer Creative Writing programmes.

Very, very powerful imagination at work here. Let language fashion, fuse and breed, explode and hatch anew. 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. Lisa Lumdeedums rated it liked it Jun 17, The writers are being too clever, there’s too much going on, too many ideas, it’s too much like hard work.


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Check out the Cobralingus websiteat least. Lists with This Book. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. By reaching towards an imaginary literature, the post-future novel offers itself as a way forward.

Notify me of new comments via email. These are the dry, deft, slightly engaging tales that so many of our writers produce already, without any rules other than fixed tradition. Glinting American prose, with a hard-bitten romanticism shot through.

From the transformations he subjects his texts to — drug-filters such as “anagramethane” and “etymol” — to the presentation of the various outputs Noon does not stumble.

First of all, we have to accept that Jedf writing has been far too slow in its adoption of avant-garde techniques, in comparison with popular cobralkngus, art and films.

He has said that music is more of an influence on his writing than novelists: Want to Read saving…. Some of the filters, such as Randomise, Decay, or Explode, break text down, xobralingus others, such as Enhance, Control, and Find Story, have a more constructive property.

Cobralingus And Text Remixing

Wonderland and Looking Glass. The writing style of Noon is very similar to that of Lewis Carrollwho Noon constantly refers back to during the novel. All that’s left of the first page is this: When technology learns how to dream, this is what the English machines will wake up from, shaking their foggy terminals.

Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Cobralingus contains ten examples of texts manipulated by the so-called Cobralingus Engine, a device contrived by Jeff Noon. John Irony rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Our writing will then be charged, sensual, and alive with the poetic effects the New Puritans fear so much.


He breaks language down to the building blocks of its alphabetical DNA and nlon rebuilds a new creation. The novella follows Alice’s journey to a future Manchester populated by Newmonians, Civil Serpents and a vanishing cat named Quark. The New Puritans have nailed their colours to the mast, and what a drab, lifeless banner it is. The small thing, done well; a fearsome denial of the imagination. Just a bunch of things that got me excited in the last few months.

I see it as a vast storehouse of ideas, the best ideas ever. This can be seen as the ghost, or unconscious desire, of the original text. This article includes covralingus list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Hard to describe cobralingue very beautiful. The band seems bound for success – until one of them vanishes. A bit confusing at first, until you give yourself up to the mood, then strangely addictive.

There is a definite techno poem after using the drug-fecundamol.

It’s too difficult for them. But Noon did not stay too long in the theatrical world, possibly because the realism 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.

As a teenager, Noon was addicted to American comic heroes, and still turns to them for inspiration. It is part anthology of poems and part instructional textbook for Noon’s style of poetry.