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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Am I that picky? Topics Science fiction books A life in There simply was vrt enough information to go on for a lot of the book as far as picturing just what exactly was going on.

Yet Vurt feathers are not for the weak. While parts of it reveal themselves to us bit by bit, much of it is a mish-mash of future sounding jeff and images that don’t really make sense. It’s a book where you need to just enjoy the visuals and the journey and not worry about anything else like, why and who and m I appreciate the vivid visuals and fast paced action, but could have used some of the drugs the author must have been tripping on to enjoy this book a little more.

Much as this book has some very vivid world descriptions I didn’t warm either to the environment or the characters and overall, nothing much happens. It took me a couple of attempts to finish this novel. I’m sad I didn’t like this book. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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In20th anniversary edition of the novel was published, featuring three new stories and a foreword by Lauren Beukes. Could I ever care about a main character in an incestual relationship?

Access to the Vurt is achieved through imbibing different coloured feathers laced with manufactured dreams. It might also be a reference to computer worms the Vurt is ieff with virtual reality serpents which propagate from game to game, like computer worms replicate themselves by hijacking computer programs. We’ve been on the ride and we know how it eventually rings hollow, and we know how it feels when it ends.

This site uses cookies. Vurt has been described as a retelling of Orpheus ‘ visit to the Underworld. Should you read Vurt? What I didn’t like: Jeff Noon says Vurt originally began as an adaptation of Octave Mirbeau ‘s The Torture Gardenan anti-authoritarian novel written at the turn of the 20th century.

I havent read anything this original for a very long time. It’s a book where you need to just enjoy the visuals and the journey and not worry about anything else like, why and who and motivations, they don’t live here. Would reccomend this to any avid scifi reader, or anyone wanting a challenging thought provoking mind warped rewarding read.


It was a fun surface read kind of read like I was playing a quick video game. They point out that the exchange rate between the real and the Vurt is tempered by Hobart’s Constant, or nooon is “not incidentally”, Brodie argues, “slang for heroin.

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That however is not the major flaw in the book. Vurt, however, did nothing for me. I lost this book for awhile but thankfully found it when I was packing up my books!

Vurt by Jeff Noon

No matter what the shortcomings are this book is so bold that it needs to be read to be appreciated. Jerking out is giving in.

Show 25 25 50 All. Jetf not enthused about picking it back up. And people that fuck dogs. His new world is Nightfall, a place filled with characters bizarre, grotesque and magical: Baines rated it did not like it.