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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Jeff Noon, author of Cobralingus, interviewed by Vladislava Gordic. That which he hid, reveal I. All of these are fluid mediums, for a fluid fobralingus. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The writers are being too clever, cobralinghs too much going on, too many ideas, it’s too much like hard work. Lisa Lumdeedums rated it liked it Jun 17, By reaching towards an imaginary literature, the post-future novel offers itself as a way forward.

Post-futurism reveres the narrative imagination. House, hip-hop and garage recordings contain elements of remixing, scratching and sampling.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As one story comes to an end, another story, or two other stories, are mixed into it. Have we lost the courage to engage with a challenging text? Dec 14, Lady Danita rated it really liked it. Topics Culture Top 10s. He’s painted over every single page, with a different design on every page, but leaving words showing through here and there.

The band seems bound for success – until one of them vanishes.

Cobralingus And Text Remixing

Note also that the volume is beautifully presented, enhancing the effect. What is this benchmark of readability? Views Read Edit View history.


Ain’t nobody coming near. The ‘Supreme Serpent’ is the controller of the serpents, and hints at the fact that he is Satan himself. The Text Mixing Desk — offers a range of filters to apply to cobrwlingus text eg transgenderiser, rasta rack, cut-up engine, expletive deleted.

By cobralijgus the rules of Oulipo are rigid and exacting. Open Preview See a Problem? Every word I’ve written drifts around somewhere in the weird shape formed by this trio. However Noon wants to present his method, the results are striking and absorbing.

Cobralingus – Jeff Noon

Secondly, the character of Long Distance Davis, who Alice meets in a police cell, is a reference to jazz musician and trumpet player Miles Davis. It sounds nooon mechanical, and Noon presents it as such. The full stories are available on his official site Metamorphiction. Dactyl Review dedicated solely to literary fiction, created by and for the literary fiction community.

A bit confusing at first, until you give yourself up to the mood, then strangely addictive. The civil serpents a play-on-words of the job ‘civil servant’ are trying to control everything that happens in the future, and try to stop randomness.

It is interesting to imagine what the critical reaction to the book would have been in this country if the novel had been written by a British author.

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The Cobralingus filtering device borrows text and samples it. They are mainly hybrids of animals and humans, but also of other random items such as kitchen sinks and pianos. House was over a pages; this does the same but in pages.

There is a definite techno poem after using the drug-fecundamol. Reading interviews with the people involved, I started to learn a little about the computer software employed, and the techniques of creation, and to wonder if the same processes could be used to manipulate and transform the written word.


Post was not sent cobralongus check your email addresses! I could also drug the language, using such concepts as Anagramethane, Metaphorazine and Fecundamol.

Could such a beautifully complex story even be told at this time, on this damp, grey island? But, hey — whatever works. Noon’s first four novels, which cobralinvus ongoing characters and settings, are commonly referred to as the ‘Vurt series’ after the first novel.

There is a Vurt film in the works, but as of the date of this writing, Jeff Noon has stated on his public website that ” November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Jeff Noon at his Nooniest. Thomas McNulty rated it really liked it May 24, The filters can be used in any order, so that the text undergoes a continuous mutation, as it passes along the pathway. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any cobralkngus or commercial initiative.

These new stories are then carried on, until further stories are added to the mix. Email required Address never made public. In fact, the Cobralingus Engine is no such thing. Jeff Noon is a novelist, short story writer and playwright whose works make extensive use of wordplay and fantasy.