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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Cobralingus by Jeff Noon

All that’s left of the first page is this: W e are now living in the future. The writers are being too clever, there’s too much going on, too many ideas, it’s too much like hard work.

As writers, we need to open ourselves up to this fluidity. The band seems bound for success – until one of them vanishes.

Cobralingus – Jeff Noon

Tracing pathways through this intricate landscape needs a different kind of narrative art. It will move away from lazy cynicism and nihilism. Prior to his relocation in to BrightonNoon set most of his stories in some version of his native city of Manchester.

These effects might include distort, echo, overload, and so on. 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.

Hawtin will return to the same record twice, or to a different remix of the record; we can use this technique to allow our various stories to reappear at different places in the narrative. Chris rated it it was amazing May 20, While working behind the counter at the local Waterstone’s bookshop, a colleague suggested he write a novel. The New Puritans have cobalingus their colours to the mast, and what a drab, lifeless banner it is.


Noon has a fine ear and eyeand his texts are uniformly successful. Works by Jeff Noon. Let us not be afraid of ueff of expression.

Cobralingus And Text Remixing

One of the earliest examples can be found on the back cover of Brian Eno’s album, Discreet Music. They’re stuff in here you don’t even know about, nobody does. I thought this myself, until this giant cartography came out. Jeff Noon at his Nooniest.

The Engine begins with Noon using an existing text and then applying different ‘filter gates’ that edit the text into something new. I would propose that this book is one of the first examples of post-futurism.

This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. Noon establishes the framework of his process of fiction “remix” in his prefatory comments, provides you with a terminology and shorthand that enables him to chart the progression of each remix work as it is in process, and then displays each iteration process from source material to finished piece.

The writing style of Noon is very similar to that of Lewis Carrollwho Noon constantly refers back to during the novel. The novella follows Alice’s journey to a future Manchester populated by Newmonians, Civil Serpents and a vanishing cat named Quark.


We have become very adept in this country, at writing “books”. A film adaptation of Creeping Zero is due to go into production in late Some of the filters, such as Randomise, Decay, or Explode, break text down, whereas others, such as Enhance, Control, and Find Story, have a more constructive property. Now is the time to raise up the fragile, blossoming ghost. First of all, we have to accept that English writing has been far too slow in its adoption of avant-garde techniques, in comparison with popular music, art and films.

I use the word “narrative” without compromise. I could also drug the language, using such concepts as Anagramethane, Metaphorazine and Fecundamol. Fifteen fairly young writers have decided to remove all traces of formal density from their work.

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Very, very powerful imagination at work here. When concerning the “vurtual” world, some references to Greek mythology are noticeable, including Persephone and Demeterthe river Styx and Charonand Hades portrayed by the character John Barleycorn.

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