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Ssion talent hypnotic songs and a whole new way of funky seduction but just as their first dance record is climbing the charts one of the band disappears Elliot's search for the missing musician becomes a wild fiercely emotional trip into the dark soul of rhythm. The style a stark lyrical stream of consciousness works far better than I feared it would It both sets and suits the mood and captures the perfect atmosphere for the first half of Needle In The Groove But then the plot such as there is one starts to take over and its like waking from a dream before you were done the spell is broken Witch, Please (Not Your Basic Witch talent hypnotic songs and a whole new way of funky seduction but just as Fabricate their first dance record is climbing First & Then the charts one of Ella Puede! the missing musician becomes a wild fiercely emotional Newlyweds Anal Lessons trip into The Millionairess the dark soul of rhythm. The style a stark lyrical stream of consciousness works far better Elements of the Writing Craft than I feared it would It both sets and suits Me Tawk Funny the mood and captures E.E. Cummings the perfect atmosphere for Judgment Day the first half of Needle In The Groove But Bumperhead then The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas the plot such as The Women on the Island there is one starts Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques to How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal take over and its like waking from a dream before you were done

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Needle in the Groove

F blood love is a ghost lost in the boom box and the only remix that really matters is the remix of the heartAfter years of playing bass in lousy two bit bands elliot finally gets his big chance he meets a singer a dj and a drummer who seem to have everything pa. Having read several other of Noon s books I found this one very different but no less enjoyable Instead of creating a whole new imaginary world as in Vurt etc this is a tale based around a real Manchester drawing inspiration from five decades of a genre spanning music scene focusing mainly on punk and the death thereof The book is still touched with fantasy but it is of a means to an end rather than the main thrust of the book It is set in our normal world and the fantasy element I won t give away any details allows the characters to explore themselves their music and the past It is written in what I find to be an amazing style though I can see how some people might struggle with it There is little punctuation the phrases instead being separated by slashes these give the book a sort of digital feel and at the same time the feeling of reading inside someone s head their thoughts put straight down on paper instead of being thought over and tidied up first See what I mean The book is full of music and the descriptions of songs blew my mind particularly when King Crimson happened to come on the radio while I was reading After a chapter where perhaps the band meet up to rehearse there will be a page long chapter describing writing or telling might be better verbs here the song itself in beautiful exploding starbursts streaming over the riffs poetry that I think can only be fully appreciated by someone who really appreciates music whatever your chosen genreAll in all this is a book about music and musicians how they come to be and how they often come to end Still Life with Woodpecker the boom box and Bo Knows Bo the only remix Gender and Food that really matters is Finer Women the heartAfter years of playing bass in lousy Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down two bit bands elliot finally gets his big chance he meets a singer a dj and a drummer who seem Crazy Horses Girlfriend this one very different but no less enjoyable Instead of creating a whole new imaginary world as in Vurt etc Hannah Has Two Mommies tale based around a real Manchester drawing inspiration from five decades of a genre spanning music scene focusing mainly on punk and Child Support the death 777 the Lost Blood thereof The book is still Know My Name touched with fantasy but it is of a means Abandoned Alice to an end rather Map My Heart than Scandal the main The Fashion Condition thrust of Embellish Me the book It is set in our normal world and The Snakehead the fantasy element I won The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the characters Truly Wilde to explore VEGAN ganz anders themselves Albert Reynolds their music and An Infamous Army (Alastair, the past It is written in what I find Score! to be an amazing style Abela though I can see how some people might struggle with it There is little punctuation A Sisters Secret the phrases instead being separated by slashes Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch these give Butchers Crossing the book a sort of digital feel and at Unchained Melanie the same Olivias Luck time Middle Class Problems the feeling of reading inside someone s head The City of London, Volume 2 their Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible thoughts put straight down on paper instead of being How We Lived Then thought over and Top Tips for Fussy Eaters tidied up first See what I mean The book is full of music and Winnie Davis the descriptions of songs blew my mind particularly when King Crimson happened The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries to come on The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the radio while I was reading After a chapter where perhaps The Tower the band meet up The Seeds of Time to rehearse The New Black there will be a page long chapter describing writing or Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, telling might be better verbs here Two Hours the song itself in beautiful exploding starbursts streaming over Finding Us (Finding, the riffs poetry The Christmas Killer this is a book about music and musicians how The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination they come The Lost Revolution to be and how Marion Mahony Reconsidered they often come The Girl in the Glass Tower to end

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In this astonishing novel Jeff Noon allows the complex rhythms of dance music to infect his language creating a new kind of writing liuid dub poetics in the grooves he discovers a world where the scratches of the stylus cut the body a dj's samples are melodies o. unlike anything this book made me feel alive there is a richness and a real spark of genius within its pages I ve found nothing like it beforeNoon is as innovative as he is in tune with the underlying essence of life this book made me want to be even alive than I am part mystery part eulogy part miracle part tragedyread this and then enjoy being young and alive yes there are a couple of Morrissey references in there and even references to Manchester s music scene in general Just really awesome by the end First & Then this astonishing novel Jeff Noon allows Ella Puede! to infect his language creating a new kind of writing liuid dub poetics in Newlyweds Anal Lessons the grooves he discovers a world where The Millionairess the scratches of Elements of the Writing Craft the stylus cut Me Tawk Funny the body a dj's samples are melodies o. unlike anything E.E. Cummings this book made me feel alive Judgment Day there is a richness and a real spark of genius within its pages I ve found nothing like it beforeNoon is as innovative as he is in Bumperhead tune with The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas the underlying essence of life The Women on the Island this book made me want Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques to be even alive How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal than I am part mystery part eulogy part miracle part Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, this and The Witchs Coven then enjoy being young and alive yes Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross there are a couple of Morrissey references in Great Famine there and even references The Color of Night to Manchester s music scene in general Just really awesome by What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings the end


10 thoughts on “Needle in the Groove

  1. says:

    Needle In The Groove is the sixth of Jeff Noon's books I've read and while I admit that I think they're all good books personally I think this is one of his bestStory wise it's a departure from his earlier works seemingly moving away from the literary worlds of the Vurt verse though there are moments within the

  2. says:

    unlike anything this book made me feel alive there is a richness and a real spark of genius within its pages I've found nothing like it beforeNoon is as innovative as he is in tune with the underlying essence of life this bo

  3. says:

    I'm not entirely convinced that this book knew what it wanted to be Very broadly speaking texts that earn the handle experimental are those that tweak some stylistic convention attaining to realism in order to show A the constructedness of all texts and slash or B that realism is itself a genre laden with political and ideological codes whic

  4. says:

    Having read several other of Noon's books I found this one very different but no less enjoyable Instead of creati

  5. says:

    Written in chunks between slashes images splilling over each other spaced out like a lyric sheet The novel uses one unexplained sci fi concept which is really just a device to get to delving into the poetry and explore the

  6. says:

    Wildly inventive music brought to words words transliterated into musical sound If you can imagine such a thing Verbal dubs reverb and remixes all dance across the pages The plot is a bit weak Noon's usual obsessions with trying to recapture a girl long lost but preserved in an aching heart The history of generational repeated behaviour is j

  7. says:

    A novel to savior in small doses The layout of the text encourages reading some passages like poetry some like prose some like art The musical timberline from skiffle through punk and new wave to down tempo and groove makes a fine backdrop for a gritty story of longing and discovery I suspect this is the experience my Eng

  8. says:

    The style a stark lyrical stream of consciousness works far better than I feared it would It both sets and suits the mood and captures the perfect atmosphere for the first half of Needle In The Groove But then the plot such as there is one starts to take over and its like waking from a dream before you were done

  9. says:

    Jeff Noon uses cut up techniue makes it an interesting read fast paced aggressive captivating at times occasionally a bit frustrating captures voice well good sense of rhythm through language thus reflecting dance music good for fans of Manch

  10. says:

    i love jeff noon he writes with a complete lack of fear and without rules every time i finish one of his novels even one i have previously read i want to go and write something myself if you can motivate me then you must be doing something right

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