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A great novel for beatheads,
By A Customer
This review is from: Needle in the Groove (Paperback)
Luckily I came to this novel free from any expectations, being largely new to Jeff Noon. And as a music lover somewhat bemused by how few good imaginative books ever seem to get written about music, I think it's got lots going for it.
The style of writing is clipped and condensed yet powerfully resonant. The plot similarly so. Both of which allow the reader to spend time savouring the milieu - Manchester music and all that fuels it (drugs, misery, love, ambition).
Ian McEwen it clearly ain't. This novel reads like it issues from a shady and undocumented part of the human psyche, and is packed with imagination as well as atmosphere... personally I suspect this is a bit of a classic.