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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I never bonded with or really cared about any of them and that makes it tough to love the book. With no redeeming features and zero character development, I honestly felt nothing for any of them.

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Jun 01, Danie Ware rated it it was amazing Shelves: I may be wrong, but I think the author just wants to confuse the reader with this weird story. However, sometimes, things are lost to the Vurt and something else comes back instead. On one hand, I will absolutely respect it and give it major props for existing and to myself for having jetf it, but I can’t say that it was all that pleasant.

The Curious Yellow feather is a possible allusion to the Swedish jefd I Am Curious Yellowwhich uses non-linear narrative structures and postmodern techniques like the novel. You tickle your tongue with a feather and depending on the color of the feather you nnoon on a certain trip.

Vurt is a science fiction novel written by British author Jeff Noon. Imagine being constantly told what is happening and not where, when or why it is happening.

Gurt simply was vurh enough information to go on for a lot of the book a Totally a quick beach book, but a really fucking cool beach book with interesting ideas, settings, and concepts throughout.

I understand the drug taking of the feather takes you on a trip but this trip seemed to make real things nooh. This is such a smart book, but for some reason doesn’t have the recognition that it deserves, at least not in literary circles. These things are never really addressed, and as a result a lot going on in the book is confusing.


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It’s assumed that we’re caught up vuft what’s going on. Incest, bestiality, nokn, rape, murder, substance abuse. Lauren Beukes Goodreads Author Foreword by. I’d get friends making comments about it, which I couldn’t stand However, it subverts this a little, in the way of drugs being a transcendence and salvation, rather than something that drags someone closer to self-destruction.

With the entire world doing Vurt, things have become rather tangled, with several new breeds of sapient life popping up, some of it hybridized with other forms.

On the one hand, it’s like a jazz festival that mixes Naked Lunch with Trainspotting.

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

Baines rated it did not like it. Read a free preview of Vurt by Jeff Noon. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And I also couldn’t wrap my head around the reality, which was set in Manchester. Jun 16, Chris Dunbar rated it it was ok Shelves: It was — not killing me, but … it was making me ill. We co-opted many values espoused by the hippies of the 60s. Why in the world would the author not revel in such an idea, or develop it further? Its highly inventive blend of poetic and grotesque imagery lingers in the mind like the residue of a powerful dream.

While they were certainly vivid, outgoing, and memorable, they were also flat and acting without sensible motivation. This is their question.

E disintegrates your ego and it refo Blew my mind! So then we come to the characters, who are a nasty bunch doing jjeff things to each other, rival gangs, dogs and the police and a thing and none of it seems to turn out well for anyone. I love the genre and I liked the premise. Go get feathered up and see for yourself.


Vurt by Jeff Noon

But in the end, you should read this book. This book is full of it. And people that fuck dogs. We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them. Have I lost my seat at the Cool Kids Table? Vurt is told in first person by Scribble — possibly a narrator of the unreliable kind — who is searching for the rare feather, called Curious Yellow. Am I that picky?

Try to imagine a mix of Inception, Existenz, and The Matrix, written by Cheech and Chong and directed by Tarantino, wrapped in soft porn, and you should have an idea what to expect. No matter what the shortcomings are this book is so bold that it needs to be read to be appreciated. The character interactions remind me of a table top role playing game.

The book has attracted criticism due to its implausible science [8] and “wild and kaleidoscopic” yet unsatisfying plot. Dog fucking is normal in this book and has even created a race of half breeds of dogs and humans.

I’ve been trying to imagine what will come after that and it’s quite a difficult thing … “. Scribble and his gang are travelling in a series of adventures through the rain of Manchester so he can find his lost love.