Tuesday, October 24, 2017

High definition

Who better than Jeff Noon to write a piece about the most potent imaginary drugs in fiction? Aldous Huxley's soma (Brave New World) and Anthony Burgess' moloko plus (A Clockwork Orange) naturally feature in a list that's understandably heavily weighted towards science fiction. That said, there's a place for Lewis Carroll's Drink Me (Alice's Adventures In Wonderland) and black meat, the creation of real-life junkie William Burroughs.

The concept behind Don DeLillo's White Noise sounds fascinating - but I should really make greater inroads into his Underworld before turning my attentions in that direction.

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