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But no review can do Noon's writing justice: it's a phantasmagoric combination of the more imaginative science fiction masters, such as Phillip K. Dick, genres such as cyberpunk and pulp fiction, and drug culture.
If this tickles your fancy, you should definitely consider the sequel to Vurt, Pollen, or Noon's lighter and more accessible Automated Alice, a modern recasting of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Vurt is a feather... Vurt is one of the most challenging books I've read to date.
It take a few pages to get in tune with his way of writing, which is part of the fun, and when you do it's a roller coaster ride.
In this, his first book, Jeff Noon has created an original futuristic world which is at times familiar yet sometimes strange.
I liked this book!
It has a definite pulp feel and patterns after authors like Philip K. Dick and William Burroughs, writing about strange psychedelic experiences in... Read more
This is the best book of its generation. I think it really captures something, an atmosphere that you see today reflected in china Mieville and Paolo Bacigalupi.Published 5 months ago by W. Davis
The booble-bling-blah made the doodle-ding-dah and when the blibble-bling-bang said, "Gooble-glee-glah," I said, "Fooble fling-flah," and then the dooble-ding-dongs... Read morePublished 10 months ago by B. Crosby
I love this story very unique & interesting. Very well written and it held my interest all the way through.Published 13 months ago by Kimberly-Ann
This is the first book by Jeff Noon that I read and fell in love with the way he writes. Vurt holds its own on the literary shelves I assure you.... Read morePublished 14 months ago by anna burdette
This is my favorite book ever. Jeff Noon is one of my favorite authors. This story is captivating and exciting, as well as every single other book of his I have read. Read morePublished 15 months ago by marguerite karnes
This is the story of Scribble-an unlikely hero, a young vagrant just trying to navigate through a world too painful to live in-and his Stash Riders-Scribble's unlikely sidekicks, a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jillian Igarashi
I started this book with high hopes, especially considering the rave reviews. I like writing that pushes boundaries and isn't scared to express itself in new ways. Read morePublished 19 months ago by pabaines