Vurt

Vurt

by Jeff Noon

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Overview

Vurt is a feather—a drug, a dimension, a dream state, a virtual reality. It comes in many colors: legal Blues for lullaby dreams. Blacks, filled with tenderness and pain, just beyond the law. Pink Pornovurts, doorways to bliss. Silver feathers for techies who know how to remix colors and open new dimensions. And Yellows—the feathers from which there is no escape. The beautiful young Desdemona is trapped in Curious Yellow, the ultimate Metavurt, a feather few have ever seen and fewer still have dared ingest. Her brother Scribble will risk everything to rescue his beloved sister. Helped by his gang, the Stash Riders, hindered by shadowcops, robos, rock and roll dogmen, and his own dread, Scribble searches along the edges of civilization for a feather that, if it exists at all, must be bought with the one thing no sane person would willingly give.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312141448
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Edition description: REV
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Jeff Noon is an English novelist and playwright known for his speculative fiction and fantasy. His most famous books are four novels comprising the Vurt Series after the title of the first book in the series and include the books Pollen, Automated Alice, and Nymphomation. The series makes frequent allusions to the works of Lewis Carroll with whom Noon is often associated.

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Vurt 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
BrynDahlquis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Vurt is one of the most interesting and surreal rides ever. It repulsed me, charmed me, scared me, seduced me, and blew my mind away. The writing style fits the world so perfectly that you forget you aren't yourself in the Vurt, that you're actually just a spectator. And then you reach the climax and you want to scream but you can't because you'll have to stop reading.Vurt is an intense ride I'm not sure I could go through again, but it's one of those books where I have to have my own copy. It is not for the faint of heart, so be careful. Be very, very careful.
ragwaine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very original, cool ideas, good story but no explanations of science. Needs believablity.
lostintheinnercity on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My second favourite science fiction book, the first being the sequel Pollen.Incredibly original and manages to incorporate subject concepts that could be HIGHLY risky without them being sordid.
kraaivrouw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I associate Vurt with Snow Crash because they came out around the same time. I was very fortunate to borrow Vurt from a friend who had a British copy of it he'd received from a friend in London. I loved the cover and had no idea what to expect. I started reading it, fell asleep, woke up the next morning and called in sick to work so I could read the book cover-to-cover all at once. It was an amazing reading experience and one of the best roller coaster rides of a book that I ever had. Snow Crash, in comparison, seemed to wish it was Vurt.At the time of Vurt's publication I was neck-deep in text-based virtual worlds - MUDs and MOOs - and many of the people in my real life had crossed over from my virtual life. I was also an active member on the FutureCulture list-serv. We were all doing a lot of thinking about what it meant to have a virtual life and a real life, where the two might meet/meat, and where we thought all of it was going. I'm still close to many of the people I know from then whether I've actually met them in the flesh. I've known lots of these people going on 15 or so years. For me, Vurtcaptured the feel of that time and the not-so-secret desire to be liberated from flesh to play in dreams.The writing and pacing of this book are pretty flawless to me. Vurtgrabs you by the collar and shoves you into its world running as fast and furious as it can with you bumping along behind. Noon has a very visual writing style, a knack for cyberpunk imagery. The book doesn't differentiate one world from the next as you careen with Scribble, our hero, on his search for the gateway to his sister. You might not approve of the lifestyle choices, but these people are complex and real and I feel like I know them all. All of this remained true on my second read so many years later.I've recommended this book to lots of people and have given away many copies. One of my favorite reads.
lenoredoll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books. It's a book I pick up and read sections of at random.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was given this book to read from a friend after we came across Pollen two copies of Pollen at my school. I am not an avid reader and it usually takes me awhile to finish a book. This book though I became so engrossed that I read it in a day. Once I was finished I returned the book to my friend and ordered my own copy as I was unable to find at a few book stores I checked out. I have probably read the book a handful of times now, and I still enjoy it.The way in which Noon paints the environments and brings the characters to life motivated me to write a lot more, and I have used the world he created as inspiration for my graphic design work as well.If you are a fan of a gritty, not far into the future cyberpunk; this is a book I would strongly suggest picking up if you find a copy.
SakuraChan89 More than 1 year ago
On par with "Between Chains and Freedom" by Daniel Lee Wilt. This is a wild tale and thrilling trip worth taking. Five stars all day.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great futuristic look into the computer age world. I've read and re-read this book more times than I can count. It is a story that contains action and intrige that any culture and age can identify. It's like steping into a video game and being one of the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
has there ever been such a combination of fantasy and future? NO!! READ THIS BOOK!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not a huge fan of cyber-punk but what a great read. Jeff Noon is a fast author which keeps the pace quick and exciting. Highly recomended
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say--is that this book MOVES. Noon's got a style and a voice that reads like electronica. Beautiful.