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ISBN: 0552144789
Author: Jeff Noon
Language: English
Publisher: Transworld Pub (October 2, 1997)
Pages: 256
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 954
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. On a dull and rainy afternoon, in 19th-century Manchester, desperate to avoid the question of ellipses (on which her strict great-aunt Ermintrude is sure to test her this afternoon).

Jeff Noon tells a dazzlingly imaginative tale, full of wit, wordplay, and splendid amazements. Automated Alice brings Alice thoroughly up to date and brilliantly earns its place beside Lewis Carroll’s classics. Acknowledged as one of the most exciting new authors writing today, JEFF NOON. has written the best-selling Vurt, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and Pollen. He was also awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1995.

Home Jeff Noon Automated Alice. The three adjacent books that Alice selected for Celia were called The Twenty-Seven of Spades, Descriptions of Cheese Funnels and Elsewhere in the Noonyvurt. Automated alice, . 0. Celia studied these three books for exactly two seconds and then announced, proudly, Of course! How could I be so stupid!

Think Borges crossed with Philip Larkin on acid and you've got some idea of the power of its very English enchantment. In the last years of his life, the fantasist Lewis Carroll wrote a third Alice book.

Think Borges crossed with Philip Larkin on acid and you've got some idea of the power of its very English enchantment. This mysterious work was never published or even shown to anybody. It has only recently been discovered. Now, at last, the world can read of Automated Alice and her fabulous adventures in the future. That's not quite true. Automated Alice was in reality written by Zenith O'Clock, the writer of wrongs. In the book he sends Alice.

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Jeff Noon (born 1957 in Droylsden, Lancashire, England) is a novelist, short story writer and playwright whose works make use of word play and fantasy. Noon's speculative fiction books have ties to the works of writers such as Lewis Carroll and. Noon's speculative fiction books have ties to the works of writers such as Lewis Carroll and Jorge Luis Borges. Prior to his relocation in 2000 to Brighton, Noon set most of his stories in some version of his native city of Manchester.

But her unseen nose could smell a waft of sickly talcum powder. Captain Ramshackle! cried Alice to the darkness, upon smelling that dusty aroma, it was you in here, trying to find a way out!. Indeed it is my very own self, trying to escape, answered the boxed-up Badgerman from the darkness. But what are you doing inside here? questioned Alice. I was hoping to follow the example of Quark the cat, came the miserable, invisible reply. Precisely so! admitted Ramshackle.

The three adjacent books that Alice selected for Celia were called The Twenty-Seven of Spades, Descriptions of Cheese Funnels and Elsewhere in the Noonyvurt. Celia studied these three books for exactly two seconds and then announced, proudly, "Of course! How could I be so stupid!"

Jeff Noon has always been influenced by the work of Lewis Carroll, especially the two Alice books. In Automated Alice he brings Carroll's vision thoroughly up to date

Jeff Noon has always been influenced by the work of Lewis Carroll, especially the two Alice books. In Automated Alice he brings Carroll's vision thoroughly up to date. Not so much a sequel to Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, more of a trequel, the third book in a series of misadventures even wierder than your dreams.

Publisher: Doubleday; Corgi. Through the Clock's Workings2. The Wriggling of a Worm3. Alice's Twin Twister4. Adventures in a Garden Shed5.

In the last years of his life, the fantasist, Lewis Carroll, wrote a third Alice book. This mysterious work was never published or even shown to anybody. It has only recently been discovered. Now, at last, the world can read of Automated Alice and her fabulous adventures in the future.

That's not quite true. Automated Alice was in reality written by Zenith O'Clock, the writer of wrongs. In the book he sends Alice through time, tumbling from the Victorian age to land in 1998, in Manchester, a small town in the North of England.

Oh dear, that's not at all right. This trequel to Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass was actually written by Jeff Noon. Zenith O'Clock is only a character invented by Jeff Noon and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely accidental. What Alice encounters in the automated future is mostly accidental too ... a series of misadventures, even weirder than your dreams.

Comments:

Rigiot
Mr. Noon wrote a book that saved my life. A lot of people seem to miss the meaning, this book may not be for you. I've had a sneaking idea it was for me anyway.

If you believe you don't belong. You do. Get this book it will show the way.

This book will get confusing at points. That's okay, re-read at the last point where you felt you weren't lost. You should be fine.

Lewis Carroll was a real head trip back in his day too. Mr. Noon merely channeled him in. Adding a bit of clockwork as far as techobabble goes. Both the Carroll and The Noon are meant to be read with the heart not the brain anyway. So, if you think you'll like this, you won't. If you feel you need to know what happens, please buy this book
Quellik
Alice in Wonderland has "inspired" a number of hacks to produce poor material, from movies to books to video games. Here, Jeff Noon manages to avoid re-treading the surreal cliches in which most "tributes" indulge.
This book is a cross-pollination of Lewis Carroll's universe (from whence Alice originates) with Jeff Noon's universe (the setting of Vurt, Pollen, etc.) Noon (who has a distinctive style of his own) does a fair job of emulating Carroll's writing, but emphasizes the puns and wordplay that make Carroll's books so delightful to adults. Although it's a quick read, you're rewarded if you take the time to enjoy the wit.
Unlike many other Alice-"inspired" work, Noon has well-developed plot and a strong central theme he writes towards, one that is enhanced by the allusions to Lewis Carroll. The "Automated" Alice of the title is a robotic Alice; the differences and interactions between Alice Liddell, Alice "in Wonderland," and "Automated" Alice are used to form an interesting central metaphor.
I recommend this book highly. It's clever, fun, and intriguing.
Perilanim
I bought this anticipating a good romp through the world of 'Alice in Wonderland' albiet twisted to accomodate this newest tale. It started off very well, but degenerated after the first third into mindless silliness mimicking the the original Author's style. Fantastic plays on words ("Civil Serpents" for instance) and a few other notable items that were highly entertaining - which is why I finished the book - but I found it to be annoyingly silly and convoluted in places.
SiIеnt
Book pictures of a first edition hardcover- We live in an atomic age, with homemaking a highly respected occupation which women engage in from choice the best business brains in the country or directing their efforts to making homemaking easier slash more fun we now have blenders mixers, infrared broilers, roasters pieces of electric equipment that simplified letting us do them where we will, moving cooking into the living room with the family. Perhaps you're one of the 20,000 working women whose meals must be planned in Advanced, partially prepared, before you leave for the day it can be problematic this book has been written to make recipes, menus easier for you, all recipes have been tested retested it only those most practical or included where to use in the kitchen, the living room, on the porch BBQ, indoors out, the dining room table, in front of the fireplace in the game room. And ultimately versatile endearing enriching Appliance. Electric Fryer-Cooker Recipes 1954 Julia Kiene Automated Alice
Coiron
Alice, of Wonderland fame, is visiting her Great Aunt Ermintrude and very unwisely lets her parrot, Whippoorwill, out of his cage. Whippoorwill flies into the grandfather clock, and Alice (dragging her doll Celia with her) climbs in after him but ends up in the future--1998 to be exact. The future is populated by people that are mixed breeds of animal and human, and is ruled by the frightening Civil Serpents. To return to her own time, Alice (and her now automated doll, Celia), must find Whippoorwill, her missing jigsaw puzzle pieces, solve the Jigsaw Murder of which she's been falsely accused and hopefully, discover the proper usage of the ellipses.

While Automated Alice promises much in it's early chapters, Noon is unable to deliver more than the occasional clever wordplay. The plot is unfulfilling, almost contrived at points. He tries hard to create the same bizarre feel that Carroll's books have, but is unsuccessful; instead Automated Alice feels frantic and unintelligible. The idea was great, but the delivery was poor.
The Rollers of Vildar
If you've read any other Jeff Noon, you'll realise there are a ton of 'Alice' references in his writing. Being a BIG fan of Carroll's stories I enjoy picking up on these, and when I saw Noon had written a follow-up to Carroll's Alice stories, I was admittedly wary, but intrigued.
Clearly the reviewer who wrote a wonderfully detailed review three sentences long has no idea who Lewis Carroll/Charles Dodgson was, or any concept of use of nonsensical verse, and probably not much appreciation for any sort of wordplay. Honey, you're missing out.
'Automated Alice' is a lovely tied-in sidetrack to the worlds of 'Vurt' and Noon's other novels. If you like either Noon or Carroll (or even better and highly probable - BOTH), chances are you'll like this. It's playful, very funny, and means only well. Don't overanalyze it, or take it too seriously - it's a fun read, and particularly good if you want to kill an hour but not with anything heavy-hitting that requires a high degree of cranial chewing. That's not to say there's nothing to analyze, but you don't have to to enjoy it. After all, that's what fiction's for.
I'm sure if Carroll was alive, he'd have a chuckle at this one.

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