Pixel Juice

Pixel Juice

by Jeff Noon

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From the breakdown zones of the mediasphere and the margins of music culture, Jeff Noon samples the image mix. Product recalls, adverts for mad gadjets, dubcut prose remixes, urban fairytales, instructions for lost machines, almost-true tales, dreamy one-pagers, word-dizzy roller coasters. With new stories from the Vurt cycle and other revelations, including the discovery of an 'off' switch for the human body this newly revised edition marks the first time that Pixel Juice has been made available digitally.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044761803
Publisher: Jeff Noon
Publication date: 08/02/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 908,472
File size: 945 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeff Noon was born in Manchester in 1957. He was trained in the visual arts, and was musically active on the punk scene before starting to write plays for the theatre. His first novel, Vurt, was published in 1993 and went on to win the Arthur C. Clarke Award. His other books include Pollen, Nymphomation, Automated Alice, Pixel Juice, Needle in the Groove and Falling Out Of Cars and Channel Sk1n (published August 2012). His plays include Woundings, The Modernists and Dead Code. For more information see Jeff's website (www.metamorphiction.com) or follow him on Twitter (@jeffnoon)

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Pixel Juice 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
korzay More than 1 year ago
First the book is a must read he writes with such an all encomposing style in my mad quest to have every thing Noon i imported this and paid well over 35$ for the thing now it was so awesome his writing style keeps you hoping that the stories never end . i have to say i was depressed when they did end read this then move on to A.A or Vurt i wis falling out of cars came to the us i would say read that the mans a genius the first chance i get i am buying this book along with the other eBooks.Hopefully he is back and will start releasing books its been a lonely ten years
gmehn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Johnny loves Metaphorazine. Every clockwork day.
PDExperiment626 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I am not normally a fan of short stories, I absolutely loved the tales presented in Pixel Juice. Pixel Juice takes place in Jeff Noon's Manchester universe and contains stories touching upon the characters/plot from his other works therein. While each story is self-contained, there is an underlying coherence to Pixel Juice that ties together aspect of Noon's other works (i.e. 'Vurt', 'Pollen', 'Automated Alice', 'Nymphomation' and 'Needle in the Groove').What I like about these short stories is that they take a single, interesting idea and explore a consequence of that idea. Noon doesn't fall into the trap of trying to write a very short novel and pass it off as a short story. The emphasis isn't on plot or characters, it's on ideas that have impact in Noon's universe and have consequently helped form the background mythology of his Manchester/Vurt setting. As a result, the stories are typically short with a very directed focus, giving them more 'staying power' with me as a reader (as opposed to other short stories). Another interesting aspect to these stories is that Noon bounces in perspective and between first and third person views. His prose ranges from pretentious academic, to drugged-out stream of consciousness; and it's all very convincing. Noon is a true wordsmith and Pixel Juice conveys that beautifully.If you are a fan of Noon's other works, then reading Pixel Juice is a must. While Pixel Juice can be read without reading any other book taking place in the Vurt universe, much of the subtle relevance of the stories will be lost. Overall, it's a wonderful collection full of interesting ideas and tie-ins to the Vurt universe.
reading_fox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very offbeat collection of short stories, loosly set in more or less the same mad-chester of the future. Vivid and slightly dark.After re-read.Very short stories, the longest is a few pages, some barely make it to two. Odd snap shots of a potential variety of future Manchesters. Resonates slightly better now that I live in manchester and cna appreciate the geographical references, but works well without this. It is quickly apparent that not all the stories are in the same timeline, or even same Manchester. But underlying many are repeated themes, and odd casual references to events in other stories. Worth reading in a short span so that these links remain apparent.The book is nominally divided into 4 sections and each ends with a dub/rap haiku of the stories contained within. These are odd.The style is odd and as might be expected in a collection varies, but most are in the first person. Very enjoyable once you are accustomed to the jumping scenes and themes. Some stories are disturbing, many other just weird. My favourites are short exerts from "The Museum of Lost Fragments" which are partial instructions from remnents of our time and manchester.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
" hm? It's a city. It's scattered bc it's a city and so two games can be held. Or you can relax" * sips his wine*
Guest More than 1 year ago
For any fan of pop culture, science fiction, technobabble or just the now. An amazing collection of short stories by Mr. Noon, sure to rock any read