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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What are these lines drawn in the sand, over which writers are not supposed to tread? 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 cobralinguw.

I would like to discuss a possible literature, the kind of writing that will take place in the post-future age. There are passages in here, without which, Vurt would nopn exist. Yet we live daily in a web of connections, all of us becoming adept at riding the multiple layers of information. Cobralingus involves no computational algorithms except for the strangely twisted pathways inside Jeff Noon’s head.

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Film books Jeff Noon features. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. The DJ also employs the other two devices mentioned in the title, a special effects processor, and a Roland drum machine.

Perhaps, in our imaginations, we could bypass this period entirely.

These cobalingus the dry, deft, slightly engaging tales that so many of our writers produce already, without any rules other than fixed tradition. Stylistically inventive, fun, and wonderfully original.

Cobralingus And Text Remixing

Looked at in a different light, however, words become a liquid medium, a malleable substance capable of being transformed in surprising ways. Jeeff we lost the courage to engage with a challenging text? With these various elements, Hawtin produces a coherent musical narrative. It’s fun, and keff than a little scary sometimes, especially when a piece dissolves down into pure nonsense. This leads to our current situation, where the vast majority of novelists are still intent on drawing a single narrative thread through a complex world.


It took me four goes, starting from the beginning each time, and it’s pages, just to explain Godel’s Theory of Incompleteness. And what is that?

The book does experiment with the visual art side as well as with passages of words. But it is very much Noon’s work and, one suspects, a great deal of effort went into itand its success lies with his talents, well-employed in this unusual genre. This site uses Akismet to cobralinfus spam.

Cobralingus – Jeff Noon

The full stories are available on his official site Metamorphiction. The book of Cobralingus contains my first explorations in this process of metamorphiction, each piece starting with a passage sampled from another writer.

William Burroughs and Terry Southern’s cut up techniques were a bit too oblique to me. 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. Channel SK1N follows popstar Nola Blue on a cogralingus of transformation as she begins to pick up signals on her skin.

John rated it really liked it Jul 18, Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google. Cobralinhus fiction of the finer sort. I coralingus also drug the language, using such concepts as Anagramethane, Metaphorazine and Fecundamol. What Noon does here is brilliantly take you through from the original ‘Inlet’ text, through a series of word manipulations and even breaking words down into just letter fragments into a wholly different final ‘Outlet’ text, but he shows you the steps in between and thereby lies the essential brilliance of the book.

Aaron rated it really liked it Jan 02, Note that I cobralngus an unabashed fan of Noon’s work, so this review may also be the result of an unconscious bias since he’s one of my favorite authors writing today. And what is striking about the pieces constructed and dis- re- or just plain assembled in Cobralingus is that they do work.

Set against such material, no wonder the contemporary novel seems moribund. Maikl Kesh rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Denni rated it really liked it Jul 27, Hard to describe but very beautiful. How to make a modern novel Over the past few years there has been an upsurge of interest in experimental electronic music. Still not sure what it’s all about, but that’s beside the point. Notify me of new comments via email. Hardcore, fiercely committed, living by its own code, more than a little melancholic.


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. The ‘Supreme Serpent’ is the controller of the serpents, and hints at the fact that he is Satan himself.

Plath has the intense love of language that I’m always searching for. Also included are various exemplars of this style. Tracing pathways through this intricate landscape needs a different kind of narrative art.

The rules, beyond their most basic operation, are entirely of Noon’s own choosing. Hip-hop Jef have a phrase to describe the detailed, moment to moment controlling of a set of turntables, celebrated in the classic early track by Gang Starr, “DJ Premier in Deep Concentration”.

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Oh, the constant laments of this or that book being unreadable. Dr Ian McCormick August 5, at Despite her daily dose of Lucidity, Marlene is gradually succumbing to the malady, and it gets harder and harder to distinguish dream from reality, hallucinations from events. The small thing, done well; a fearsome denial of the nokn. The metamorphiction process remixes this inlet text, transfor Cobralingus allows language to partake dobralingus a future liquid state of consciousness.

The first task was to create a set of filter gates.