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Nymphomation Hardcover – Oct 2 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday (Oct. 2 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385408129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385408127
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 15.4 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,144,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Cyberpunk fans will welcome the reprint of Jeff Noon's joyfully received prequel to Vurt, Nymphomation, a conspiracy thriller in which math geniuses Daisy Love and Jazir Malik's fascination with Domino Bones, the seductive new lottery, leads them on a labyrinthine biotech romp fraught with fractal propagation, sinister flying and talking advertisements, futuristic rave culture and murder, artificial intelligence-style.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Publisher

The air of Manchester is alive with blurbvurts: automated advertisements chanting their slogans. But the loudest of all is for Domino Bones, the new lottery game. Every Friday night, the winning numbers are illuminated on the body of Lady Luck, the voluptuous figurehead of the game. For the winner, it is unimaginable riches, for the losers, another week to wait for the bones to fall. But there is only one real winner: The Company, which plays the city's fragile expectations with callous ease. When a group of math students begins looking at the mind-numbing probabilities, they slowly uncover the sinister realities behind the mania. The Company is using nymphomation, an evolutionary process that has the power to take over the city's dreams. "THE FACE" called this "a scarily plausible vision of biorobotic advertisements and burger chain-sponsored police forces." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
PLAY TO WIN PLAY TO WIN PLAY TO WIN.
i'd looked at this book - and jeff noon in particular, quite a bit in the bookstores. kept picking it up, then putting it down again .. then again, and again. it started with 'automated alice', one of his other books (which is now, after reading this, next on my list to purchase!), and i just somehow picked this one up instead.
i have never found a science-fiction book to be so poetic. the style, the rhythm, the characterisation.. everything felt like a bizarre cubist landscape, with super-automated camera jibes. twists and turns - this is a book for the imaginative, for those who can -see- a book while it is being read.. read it in one sitting. jeff noon is absolutely incredible, and i fully intend to purchase the rest of his artistry.
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I found Jeff Noon's "Vurt" to be an extraordinarily exciting head trip through his most phenomenal imagination; I loved it!
"Nymphomation" has much of the fascinating style and energy that Vurt is very capable of, but seems to lack substance for me.
As before, I loved being immersed in Noon's scrambled vision of the almost future. I breathlessly trailed along with his characters racing towards their uncertain fates as their dark world of Manchester bubbled and squirmed under the influence of the Blurbflies that were inexorably saturating their consciousness.
And then, and then...... no biggy.
If you have the time, read this one for the trip, but not for the destination.
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Format: Paperback
this was a really good book, i immidiatly picked it up after reading VURT (which in my opinion is the best book ever so read it!) I went into reading this book with very high expectations because VURT was soooo good. Nymphomation was good dont get me wrong i enjoyed it a lot but towards the end it gets a little stretched out. This is another Noon masterpiece but take my advice and read Vurt first.
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Format: Paperback
My god, read this book. Jeff Noon is one of the few science fiction writers out there who is writing on all cylinders. This tells a story of lottery-mania, restaurants, love, gambling, obsession and life in all its wasted glory.
Remember, reading Jeff Noon makes you smart.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam on Jan. 10 2003
Format: Paperback
This is possibly the WORST book that I have ever read! This phenominally badly written book is packed with obviously out of touch attempts to key into areas of youth culture. Cliched and naive imagery and dialogue somehow detract from a simplistic and uninventive narrative. It is predictable, boring and entirely uninteresting. Never read this book.
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