Vert by Jeff Noon any one?

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Vert by Jeff Noon any one?

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1shelley.s
Editat: feb. 1, 2012, 1:05 pm

Has any one read this or any books by Jeff Noon? Can i have reviews please?

22wonderY
feb. 1, 2012, 12:58 pm

touchstone
Vurt

3gilbertine
feb. 1, 2012, 12:59 pm

Jeff Noon. Click on his name that I linked & you'll find a list of his books with link to reviews.
BTW, it's Vurt, not Vert.

4shelley.s
feb. 1, 2012, 1:04 pm

Sorry forgot the touch stones! I Cant decide if it'll be too weird for me or not. I really enjoy Philip K Dicks books and i was recommended to try Jeff Noon but i dont really know i'll i will like Vurt or not

5lorax
feb. 1, 2012, 3:22 pm

I hated it. Squicky incest and worldbuilding that only hangs together if you assume the entire thing, every one of the levels of reality that's portrayed, is embedded in a larger one -- something that's not at all hinted at by the text.

6shelley.s
feb. 1, 2012, 3:27 pm

Yes it was this sort of thing that i was worried about, im probably not advanced enough to read it, i managed Philip k dicks stuff easily but this seems to be on a whole new level. Im going to play safe and leave it for the moment. Im on a roll and i dont want to ruin it with a dead end! Thank you Lorax

7lorax
feb. 1, 2012, 4:15 pm

No, don't sell yourself short. It's not about being "advanced", or "smart", or "ready" -- it's about not liking that sort of thing. No shame in it.

8shelley.s
feb. 1, 2012, 5:54 pm

:) it does sound too wacky for me. From what you and others have said i dont think i will enjoy it. I love thought provoking books and i like having to put my mind to what im reading but it has to make sense. I quickly loose interest and enjoyment if i cant make any sense out of what im reading. Do you have any other books that you could recommend that i might like?

9vpfluke
feb. 1, 2012, 11:59 pm

I liked Automated Alice by Jeff Noon, and reviewed it, but probably won't read Vurt.

10shelley.s
Editat: feb. 2, 2012, 7:03 am

Yes that one had caught my eye too, it looks much better (and easier to read) than Vurt but i thought you would have to read Vurt first. If thats not the case then i will add Automated Alice to my wish list!

11andyl
feb. 2, 2012, 7:29 am

Nymphomation is probably also worth reading if you liked Automated Alice.

Vurt was in a way very much of its time and I'm not sure that it has the same power today as it did when first published.

12shelley.s
feb. 2, 2012, 12:31 pm

Ive not read automated alice but im thinking about it. Ive heard its better than Vurt. I will add it to my wishlist