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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I never b 4 Stars Vurt is one crazy weird and wild ride.

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Clarke Award jegf Best Novel If you’d like your home game of shadowrunner to be a book, this may be alright for you. It was filled in later by Game Cat, but in some cases as with the races explained somewhere in the last seventy pages it was much too late, and I burt not see why we were not told such things up front; it would have made no artistic difference, it simply would have made the read more clear.

Would reccomend this to any avid scifi reader, or anyone wanting a challenging thought provoking mind warped rewarding read.

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.

Is the book as poorly written as the description? But in the end, you should read this book. I may be wrong, but Vut think the author just wants to confuse the reader with this weird story. I hit the incest part and went NOPE. Preview — Vurt by Jeff Noon. If you want exciting scene after exciting encounter with no rhythm, reason, vuurt rational, you may like the book. Vurt Vurt 1 by Jeff Noon. Overall, form did not match content at all in this book.


While parts of it reveal themselves to us bit by bit, much of it is a mish-mash of future neff words and images that don’t really make sense.

Most of the time things just happen without explanation, perhaps a metaphor for a bad trip like what the novel is advocating against. You want to visit the Slithy Tove because it sounds right and you want Murdoch, the shecop, to fail in her righteous mission. Scribble and his gang are travelling in a series of adventures through the rain of Manchester so he can find his lost love. Unfortunately, he missed out the word “incestuous”. And it is then-when you have connected with someone in a deep sense, of compassion, love, empathy, and genuine care-it is then that I would offer the book to whomever I was talking with.

It is the story of his quest to find his sister who got lost inside a Vurt when she was swapped for a strange thing called the Thing, which is a creature created entirely from the Vurt.

Giving up on your true vocation. Views Read Edit View vurrt. I’m not enthused about picking it back up. You are commenting using your Facebook account. It might also be a reference to computer worms the Vurt is riddled with virtual reality serpents which propagate from game to game, like computer worms replicate themselves by hijacking computer programs. The writing was exquisite for me, and I was lost in my own Vurt whilst reading this.

Vurt by Jeff Noon

He studied fine art and drama at Manchester University and was subsequently appointed writer in residence at the city’s Royal Exchange theatre. I started this book with high hopes, especially considering the rave reviews.

The middlebrow novel has never really interested me; these Booker prize novels full of furt and observation and all this stuff about human life or reality, whatever that is. View all 4 comments. Dog fucking is normal in this book and has even created a race of half breeds of dogs and humans.


Most of the book was narrated to quickly and simply for the dense interesting world it created. We are in a science fiction with fantasy elements, and even a bit of meta-fiction. It makes us care about very odd characters with disturbing motivations.

While we know his brother, and their story, there is no link between what he does for Scribble, and the brother. Noon’s novel is so consistently confusing and random it’s more like a piece of abstract art with no context. Am I just too fucking stupid to grok the depth of these works? And then the Twentieth Anniversary edition comes out with an introduction from Lauren Beukes and so my surprise and delight, 3 new short stories at the end of the novel.

However, I have also said the same things about China Mieville and Vandermeer, so it may be a tolerance thing and a mood thing rather than an exacting approbation or me being amazed. There is both here. But in Vurt I cannot work out whether the feathers are drugs, virtual reality, or somehow some combination of these, and where if at all there is any interface with anything real. Nightfall Will Elliott 9. Jan 09, Jason Young rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oh and dog, which we’ve already covered.

This book is really good and the writing is really well done and engrossing.