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By Jeff Noon | Comments: ( 896 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

This 20th Anniversary Edition features a foreword by Lauren Beukes and three fantastic new short stories, all set in the extraordinary world of Vurt Take a trip in a stranger s head Travel rain shot streets with a gang of hip malcontents, hooked on the most powerful drug you can imagine Yet Vurt feathers are not for the weak As the mysterious Game Cat says, Be carefThis 20th Anniversary Edition features a foreword by Lauren Beukes and three fantastic new short stories, all set in the extraordinary world of Vurt Take a trip in a stranger s head Travel rain shot streets with a gang of hip malcontents, hooked on the most powerful drug you can imagine 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 His journey is a mission to find Curious Yellow, the ultimate, perhaps even mythical Vurt feather As the most powerful narcotic of all, Scribble must be prepared to leave his current reality behind Vurt was an SF novel that was really fresh and peculiar William Gibson, Transgressive It got under your skin like Cronenberg, or like Poppy Brite Chuck Wendig, Vurt is a gripping piece of speculative fiction Guardian

  • Title: Vurt
  • Author: Jeff Noon
  • ISBN: 9781447225744
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Jeff Noon

Jeff Noon is a novelist, short story writer and playwright whose works make extensive use of wordplay and fantasy.He studied fine art and drama at Manchester University and was subsequently appointed writer in residence at the city s Royal Exchange theatre But Noon did not stay too long in the theatrical world, possibly because the realism associated with the theatre was not conducive to the fantastical worlds he was itching to invent While working behind the counter at the local Waterstone s bookshop, a colleague suggested he write a novel The result of that suggestion, Vurt, was the hippest sci fi novel to be published in Britain since the days of Michael Moorcock in the late sixties.Like Moorcock, Noon is not preoccupied with technology per se, but incorporates technological developments into a world of magic and fantasy As a teenager, Noon was addicted to American comic heroes, and still turns to them for inspiration He has said that music is of an influence on his writing than novelists he usually writes to music , and his record collection ranges from classical to drum n bass.

Comments Vurt

  • Danie Ware

    Dear Gods.This isn't a book. It's an A1, tip-top, clubbing, jam fair. It's sandwich of fun, on ecstasy bread, wrapped up in a big bag like disco fudgeSeriously. It's a technicolour concept album, existing somewhere between Alice in Wonderland, Akira and Trainspotting. It's sex and drugs and incest and feathers and dog-fucking; it's a fractal reality that I really, really wish I'd written.I guess you have to have been there. If you have the right past - and if you've come past it far enough - you [...]

  • Jim

    I was given this book when it first came out in the early 90's and was completely blown away. I re-read the book last year and it still is as enjoyable as it was 15 years ago. Noon takes the reader through the drug riddled streets of future London. Everyone is addicted to feathers. You tickle your tongue with a feather and depending on the color of the feather you go on a certain trip. If you like to eat aliens, if you worship the game cat, if you think people should mate and have offspring with [...]

  • claire

    I don't leave books unfinished very often, but I just couldn't bring myself to keep reading Vurt. Noon's cyberpunk drug-culture epic strives to describe a psychedelic future/alternate Manchester, but fails quite obviously - halfway through the book, his cast of characters have yet to spend more than a few moments in the eponymous cyber-drug-world. In addition, his characters are wooden and, despite their depressing hijinks-filled lifestyle, largely uninteresting. I didn't care about them, and th [...]

  • Vit Babenco

    Birds of a feather flock together:“A blue feather had landed on the stomach of the Thing-from-Outer-Space. One of his tentacles reached out for it His spiky fingers took a hold, and a hole opened up in his flesh, a greasy orifice. He turned the feather in his feelers and then stroked it in, direct, to the hole. He started to change. I wasn’t sure which feather he’d loaded, but from the way he was moving his feelers I guess he was swimming with the Thermo Fish.”So to be knocked down with [...]

  • graycastle

    This is such a smart book, but for some reason doesn't have the recognition that it deserves, at least not in literary circles. It speaks intelligently on hybridity, drug culture, game culture, created communities, fantasy spaces, writing as escape's just crazy good. I had a prof who called this a "game narrative," one of the first novels to use the conventions of video games as part of its narrative strucure, which is, trust me, extremely cool. I have a big love for this novel, and recommend it [...]

  • Roy

    This was amazing!! No idea how to explain it but in simple terms, society or some of society taste these different coloured feathers for different dream responses. The Vurt is this dreamworld, but separating the real world from this fantasy dream world becomes the difficult part, not only for the characters but also for the reader. Funny, smart, transgressive, literary, bold, complex and weird. The writing was exquisite for me, and I was lost in my own Vurt whilst reading this. Loved the charact [...]

  • Nathan

    Vurt started with a cool premise. A future Manchester UK filled with an assortment of new species of human, a new social structure, and, the central feature of the book, a new drug/game/escape from reality called vurt. One of the problems with the book is that vurt is vurt. Through the entire plot, we're left kind of fuzzy as to what it actually is. People take feathers, and well we're not exactly sure what happens. They see things differently, but sometimes act parts out in the real world. Som [...]

  • Matthew

    So, 23 year old me gave this 4 stars. 37 year old me gives it 3. I remember not being able to put this down, but I must have been in a weird book phase at the time. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it this time through - but I did have to put it down from time to time to wrap my brain around what I just read. Also, the disjointed nature of reality vs Vurt is sort of cool, but it caused me to start losing interest at a couple points because I was not sure what was going on.I think a special type o [...]

  • Kat

    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. Female characters in this book are less than people and more like objects. Well actually everyone is pretty much like a game avatar with a minor blip of a back story before you go tripping down the rabbit hole.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 [...]

  • Andy Carrington

    Can't stop thinking about those yellow feathers

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)

    I hit the incest part and went NOPE. Plus the whole book is one loooong drug trip or the gang looking for more drugs. And the point is to save some guy's sister (that he's having sex with) from a virtual drug world. And no. I'm just so not into it.

  • Chris Dunbar

    First let me say I REALLY wanted to like this book. Hell, there are several reasons why I didn't want to NOT like this book, not the least of which are:- It was recommended by a friend whose opinion I respect- I feel like I've hated on all the books I've read so far this year- It is highly rated among fellow Goodreaders (like all of the other books I've hated on lately)Seriously, that last one really gets me. I've never had such a bad streak of books. Wool, Southern Reach, Casual Vacancy, and no [...]

  • Jason Young

    It's been 15 years since I read Vurt the first time and it somehow holds up. The perfect blend of Gibson's cyberpunk and Irvine Welsh's drug fueled grime remixed on Noon's Mancunian turntables. Not for everyone.

  • Jason

    4 StarsVurt is one crazy weird and wild ride. A perfect setting for a David Cronenberg movie…Heck maybe even a little strange for him. This book is even more out there then John Dies at the End. The book is a blend of science fiction, the New Weird, and Cyberpunk.This is not an easy read as I found it difficult to keep tabs at times and by the nature of the story itself things are not always clear. I applaud this novel and its vision, I just had problems with the characters themselves. I never [...]

  • Ren the Unclean

    This is a very strange book that stands somewhere between cyberpunk and an altered reality novel. It is written from the perspective of Scribble, a member of a gang that spends their time doing Vurt feathers, which are a means of entering a virtual reality experience that is presented as a drug induced shared hallucination.Vurt is written in a very disjointed way, which gives you the impression that it is actually being written by Scribble. It is the story of his quest to find his sister who got [...]

  • John Levon

    Pretty out there, and fairly well-paced, but ultimately a conventional structure, with unsympathetic characters, wrapped in a very unfamiliar future world. Hard to get along with the writing style - too gonzo for me.

  • Kandice

    Review to follow.

  • Sam Reader

                     "A young boy puts a feather in his mouth"                      I found this book at random, which, for some reason, makes sense. It just feels right that my first introduction to Jeff Noon would be at completely random, a completely accidental collision with the insane genius behindwell, Jeff Noon books, as Noon lacks a genre he can be pigeonholed into other than maybe, say, science fiction. And since at its core Vurt is about a bizarre, sometimes macabre, o [...]

  • Josen

    First of all let me just say this isn't my usual type of book so it was definitely a different experience for me. Because of this I felt like there wasn't enough world development in the beginning for me to really understand what was going on. Basically the book is about the protagonist, Scribble, trying to find his sister, who was lost in the Vurt. There's incest, bestiality (but is it really bestiality if they're half human?) and as I just said, half humans/half animals. Also an alien that you [...]

  • Isabelle

    This book begins with this stunning sentence: “A young boy puts a feather into his mouth” This boy took a “Vurt” feather (a drug) that gives him access to an alternative reality. Then the reader is immediately immersed in a futuristic Manchester. He discovers Scribble, his gang of feathers addicts (the Stash riders) and a bunch of weird creatures (dog people, mechanicals, shadow girls…).Jeff Noon’s fiction is a “vurt” dream with flashes images, distorted realities. It is also a d [...]

  • Byron'Giggsy' Paul

    Reminds me of William Gibson meets Philip K Dick. I really don't know what to say about this one, but I just read it a second time, and suspect I'll read it once more someday. If it sounds interesting to you, just go for it, I'm sure you'll enjoy itfirst read 2009-DEC, second read 2011-DEC, third read 2014-SEP

  • Pawl Schwartz

    Totally a quick beach book, but a really fucking cool beach book with interesting ideas, settings, and concepts throughout. Most of the book was narrated to quickly and simply for the dense interesting world it created. I was left wanting a lot more. I didn’t just want to hear the names of the cool things, I wanted to see them, to figure out what was going on and not have the story told and then filled out much much later. There simply was not enough information to go on for a lot of the book [...]

  • fugue state

    Blew my mind! The first time I read it, a million years ago, proly around 1993 'ish when it was first published, I was so struck by its novelty that I kept buying more and more copies and I gave them to fellow partiers at raves. Books, on the surface, they seem unlikely presents to hand out at parties of the rave variety. But when you connect with someone while E addled, magic ensues; magic, or perhaps more accurately you become consumed in a spiritual event. E disintegrates your ego and it refo [...]

  • Philipp

    Man, that was good Bliss Wind. I took another gulp, full lungful this time, head was spinning and I loved everybody in the crush all of a sudden. Caressed my way to the bar and ordered a glass of Fetish. The dark spicy afternotes hit my palette, causing sparks, and I was floating, hot. Slithy Tove system was playing The Ace of Bones. Original pressing by Dingo Tush, but this was the hard (hard!) remix, cooked up by Acid Lassie, and it was dancing the crush to a frenzy. I turned around, leaning m [...]

  • Jon

    While it's not for everyone, I absolutely loved this book. With a dash of cyberpunk and a hefty dose of Phillip K. Dick's drug fueled, reality bending fever dreams, "Vurt" is a manic and violent trip to near future England where "pure" humans mingle with human/dog hybrids and robos (humans who have replaced most of their organic flesh with metal and plastic). A world where the the drug of choice is vurt: a drug, a virtual reality, and a dimension all in one. A world where the protagonist, Scribb [...]

  • Mon

    Maybe I'm just not a steampunk/ cyberpunk reader. Noon's novel is so consistently confusing and random it's more like a piece of abstract art with no context. Since it is extremely dialogue driven, I found it hard to reflect on the visual and conceptual setting, a large part of what makes up a good sci-fi. Imagine being constantly told what is happening and not where, when or why it is happening. The characters are constantly stoned and as a result hard to differentiate, there simply isn't enoug [...]

  • RandomAnthony

    I picked this up on Gary's recommendation when looking for some lighter fantasty/science fiction material between tough books. Thanks, GaryI was not disappointed. The last 200 pages crackle in "don't want to put it down" fashion. I was reminded a bit of Lethem's "Gun With Occasional Music" in that a drug-addled protagonist had to work his way through a cast of underworld characters to find what he wants. If you were into that book, or like Gaiman, Gibson, or Stephenson, you'd probably enjoy "Vur [...]

  • RubyTombstone [With A Vengeance]

    Page 121 - Not sure I can be arsed finishing this. I'm not enthused about picking it back up. I find the idea of a drug experience being administered via sticking a feather down your throat to be a bit unlikely. Certainly it seems impractical. The feather would surely get all soggy? It just doesn't sound like something that would happen.

  • Penny Reeve

    Incredible. Like reading a dream. A very weird, very uncomfortable dream.

  • Addison Course

    this is amazing, it decribes human existence in this modern hyper real world so well.i'm currently back on the feather

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