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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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Works by Jeff Noon. The Codex edition of the book was illustrated by Daniel Allington and has an introduction by Michael Bracewellexplaining the Cobralingus Engine.

Jeff Noon’s latest book, Cobralingus, is published by Codex. From the noob he subjects his texts to — drug-filters such as “anagramethane” and “etymol” — to the presentation of the jevf outputs Noon does not stumble.

In large part the fun is in the metamorphiction — in how the texts relate to one another, and in how Noon has reshaped each successive version — but they are also almost all accomplished texts in their own right.

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The pieces themselves vary in ultimate quality, but many of them achieve what I would call brilliance, and even the less-successful experiments show a verve and enthusiasm for the process of writing itself by virtue of their gleeful step-by-step revelation of the methods at work in forming each work. Perhaps not the best starting point for the work of Jeff Noon I’d nominate “Vurt” for that honor, or if you just want to dip your toes in, his “Pixel Juice” short story collectionbut certainly not a bad one either, if it weren’t for the book’s possibly-prohibitive cost.

Sometimes, a diagram of the signal’s pathway will be included in the sleeve design. How to make a modern novel Over the past few years there has been an upsurge of interest in experimental electronic music. One of those books that makes up its own rules as it goes along. It gorges on its own imaginative powers. You can follow the creative visions and linguistic processes of an author who explores the possibilities of language like no other contemporary writer.


The last seven in alphabetical order of the author are books I’ve been getting into recently. 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. Jeff Noon gives you the cla William Burroughs and Terry Southern’s cut up techniques were a bit too oblique to me.

Several years ago I successfully integrated Dada like techniques into my study of Shakespeare, and 18th and 19th century texts. Nion am always amazed when this happens. He breaks language down to the building blocks of its alphabetical DNA and then rebuilds a new creation.

Cobralingus – jeff noon

Dec 09, Tor. 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. Erik Gibb rated it really liked it Jul 19, Imagine a musical signal travelling along a pathway. How can language refer to itself?

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! As readers, we need to bring the expertise we use when enjoying a film or a piece of visual art into our appreciation of the novel.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The civil serpents a play-on-words of the job ‘civil servant’ are trying to control everything that happens in the jefr, and try to stop randomness.

Cobralingus by Jeff Noon

It is not cobralinguz toy. I can only think that some hidden text has been brought to light, out of the original inlet. There is some danger here too: House of Leaves by Mark Z. They are sampled and integrated into Noon’s texts. A bit confusing at first, until you give yourself up to the mood, then strangely addictive.


The Star The face in the bathroom mirror, it looks ravaged; as though something alive moves beneath the skin.

But, hey — whatever works. What are these lines drawn in the sand, over which writers are not supposed to tread? Once can only hope that the concept of the Cobralingus Engine doesn’t catch on in the finer Creative Writing programmes. The idea behind the Cobralingus project is quite simple: Perhaps I will, one day.


It implements a social Web medium with potential applications ranging from open art to open democracy. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external links cobrlaingus, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.

But we need to expand the notion of what a story is, and to seek out new ways of telling these stories. And there is a point where a monologue from the Taming of the Shrew, is decayed into horse names.

The word cobralnigus contains the book. Could such a beautifully complex story even be told at this time, on this damp, grey island? The novella follows Alice’s journey to a future Manchester populated by Newmonians, Civil Serpents and a vanishing cat named Quark.

Cobralingus allows language to partake of a future liquid state of consciousness.