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Vurt book 4...or 2?,
This review is from: Nymphomation (Paperback)
Jeff Noon's 4th novel `Nymphomation' is also the authors 4th (and at the time of writing final) book in the series he began with `Vurt'. As such readers unfamiliar with Noon's previous work will find this a mindbending but perhaps slightly frustrating tale of a Manchester based domino lottery, and the insane mathematical ideas behind it that lead to a transformed country. As ever with Noon's work the book is filled with mind-bending SF concepts (Black Maths, Burgercops, Blurbflies) and delicious use of language, though I suspect readers of Noon's previous works will find this much more satisfying, as the book goes into detail about how the world of Vurt was first created, and also nails down the exact relationship of Automated Alice to the Vurt series. As such I would recommend the novice either read Noon's brilliant Vurt series in publication order (`Vurt', `Pollen', `Automated Alice', `Nymphomation') or chronological story order (`Automated Alice', `Nymphomation', `Vurt', `Pollen') but, fantastic as this is, it's probably not the best place for anybody to start.