Blue Skies and Gunfire lTing or revelatory I still found an enjoyment in reading the book I enjoyed the epilogue and parts of the main text but it feltike of a novelty than anything really compelling Who knows maybe I l change my mind in the coming days but I don t think that my opinion that Dreams is much *BETTER WILL CHANGE A PHYSICIST S ATTEMPT AT EMBODYING *will change A physicist s attempt at embodying theory of post poetry in fiction Narrative tapas I ike these books a ot Nocilla Experience is volume two of a trilogy I read volume one Nocilla Dream the day before I read this one ie I read them back to back The final instalment Nocilla Lab is due to be published in English by Fitzcarraldo Editions in January 2019 just 2 3 weeks after my reading of these first
Two InstalmentsThere Are Some Key Similarities Between instalmentsThere are some key similarities between and Experience multiple short chapters mixture of fact and fiction non inear multi person narratives that swirl around one another But I think the the titles are apt for the way the books feel The first book Dream has a dream Ossos Perdidos (Temperance Brennan, like uality to it it swirls around a tree in the Nevada desert and somehow the text has a desertike atmosphere This second book feels much reality based even though it still contains plenty of bizarre happeningsI iked the "way Dream kept coming back to the tree in the desert and I iked the desert "Dream kept coming back to the tree in the desert and I Dr. Simon Forman liked the desert of the narratives In Experience I missed both these and I have to say I didn t enjoy the book uite so much The narratives still mix together and gradually connect but there isn t so much of a central point for them to coalesce around and the writing has a very different feel to it It is still a fascinating book to read but somehow itacked the magic for me I expect others to have exactly the opposite view because both books push boundaries and take their readers on a journey where what happens in your brain as you read is probably important than any story being told although there really isn t a storyWe meet a Serving Up Secrecy (Ladies of Westside lot of people obsessed with things in this volume There is a man painting all the chewing gum stuck to the pavements and another man trying to eat all the corn flakes with a sell by date the same as the date of his wife s death These are just two examples One of the charactersives on a rooftop and hangs mathematical formulae on a clothes A Wartime Nurse line If you have read Bolano s 2666 that will sound very familiar I highlighted it as I read it and made a note to check it out The interesting thing is that in a final section called Clarifications Mallo says he has NOT read 2666 This is something he says is a way of confirming the fact that whether we want to or not in the end we all go back to the hidden threads of aiterature that is outside our controlMallo coined the term post poetry Agust n Fernandez Mallo is a physicist and writer In the year 2000 he created the term Post poetic poetry connections between Split literature and the sciences see In the credits he says that the Nocilla trilogy is a project which seeks to transfer certain aspects of my theory of post poetry to fictionIt certainly makes for fascinating and entertaining reading I should add if youike that kind of thing to the end of that sentence really as this is not everyon This is the second installment in Mallo s trilogy which seeks to transfer certain aspects of my theory of post poetry to fiction as he phrases it himself in the book In the first book he calls it docu fiction Experience is as heavy as Dream but I think he manages to combine hard science and fiction much better here than in the predecessor Very enjoyable and despite the difficult subject matter entertaining It s uick to read because the 112 chapters are all very short A book doesn t need a plot to be interesting but it does need to be interesting. N a novela gráfica de Nocilla Experience ue permite visualizar el complejo entramado de situaciones de When Stories Clash la novela deos personajes e ideas ue salpican Sword of Honour Second To None la narración«Así como todaa obra de Fernández Mallo es una construcción donde se mezclan diferentes ámbitos mi dibujo intenta traducir ese territorio entre el dibujo descriptivo The Extra Cadaver Murder la poesía visual ya claridad gráfica El afterpop no teme Perfect Girl Evolution Vol. 6 la fusión de géneros y el cómic no teme aa iteratura»Pere Joa. ,
REVIEW Nocilla ExperienceThe follow up to Nocilla Dream My Nutella themed review here I have never known uite what to think of Ferrero Rocher invented of course by the same person who named Nutella on one hand I have always wanted to believe that any pretension towards "being a sophisticated chocolate is ironical with the "a sophisticated chocolate is ironical with the copied and heavily parodied adverts the bling gold wrapping and the plastic tray but have never been sure that it is intended that wayI would Dark Ties (Broken Saints Society like to think that any pretensions of this book to being serious experimentaliterature are also ironical with the copying of pop interviews the writer of Jeremy and Alive apparently thinks the best songs are 2 minutes fifty the popular science and the odd attempts to extend on it my particular favourite was the discussion of the inclusion of dice in Ludo rendering it far complex for a computer to play than chess and I think there is evidence of this for example using a hollowed dice to give a meta review of the Nocilla project in a hollow perforated dice the chance previously incubated inside is exposed and if not it is anyway a dry and banal sort of chance a chance with neither force or content Or the Um Fogo Eterno last words which echoed my own views Are we done Can I go But I am not entirely sure it is intended this wayNB Nocilla is a Spanish version of Nutella Exceptional if disparate Experience is fragments gestures piled or drifting various moments of repose There s a tumble to it one readily captivating Borges was theeitmotif of the first installment while Cortazar ruminates here he appears and unlike a Hitchcock cameo the Argentine alters the pattern a seismology of the subconscious Experience occupies an obscure corner perhaps with Sorrentino and Kluge I am reluctant to plunge into the third straight away Experimental and heavy but with a very special feeling to it The author fails to develop some stories to their fullest potential but nevertheless it is the kind of book that tries to transcend and take iterature to the future Globalization the entire world is entwined with the computer web so the volumes of trashy information multiplied immeasurably And similar to good taste bad taste needs to be cultivated but the process is much easierShe knows that all the interesting fashion and
art originates inoriginates in ater going on to Milan or New York to be refined and disseminated In the souvenir shop at the Natural History Museum which is next to Sandra s study rooms they sell a dinosaur key ring with a compass for a brain Sandra has always hated the feeling of being disoriented so whenever she takes the Tube she removes the key ring from her bag and keeps her eye on the magnetic ball this way she can always tell which direction the train is traveling People think she must be taking part in an urban game with teams searching for objects hidden in different places around the citySandra studies dinosaurs Marc is hooked on a game of Parch s and everyone in the book is bitten by one s own special bug Suddenly the ghost of Julio Cort zar appears and participates in dialogues the apparitions of pop stars and movie actors are also regularly present Strange math bizarre theories odd scientific concepts and weird doings are in abundance In the creative world only the craziest will survive Loneliness is a Yolandas Genius lot of any creative being and every true artist must be a member of Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts ClubFermions are characterized by the widely demonstrated fact that only one can occupy a particular state at any given time or what is the same that two or cannot occupy the same spatial distribution Bosons have the opposite properties not only can than one be in the same state and share the same spatial distribution they in fact try Harold acaba su última caja de cereales deja conectada su primitiva videoconsola y decide recorrer Norteamérica durante unustro Un tipo ue maneja The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty las grúas del puerto de Nueva York diseña una casa para suicidas En Basora un marine se enamora de una irakí en el instante en uea encañona Un tal Julio da forma a una Rayuela alternativa Sandra vuela de Londres a Palma de Mallorca al tiempo ue se resuelve el misterio del incendio de a Torre Windsor El capit?. O mass together they need to Marc uses this classification as both his image and his model in postulating the existence of solitary people who ike fermions cannot stand to be around others and are the only kind of people deserving of any respect Then there is the other kind those who cluster together boson ike in those who cluster together boson ike in form of associations groups and other collectives hoping to hide their genetic mediocrity in the crowd Tyrannosaurus rex never knew its scientific name and did care east Josecho was a fervent practitioner of an aesthetic tendency he himself had termed transpoetic fiction which "consisted of creating hybrid artefacts somewhere between science and what is traditionally known "of creating hybrid artefacts somewhere between science and what is traditionally known iterature Nocilla Experience translated by Thomas Bunstead is the 2nd volume of Agust n Fern ndez Mallo s Nocilla Trilogy My reviews of Part I Nocilla Dream and Part III Nocilla Lab argely cover the trilogy Given how different Dream and Lab are it was rather disappointing to find that Experience rather repeats the format of Dream with just a variation in theme and also does so in a way that also doesn t particularly draw the two other parts of the trilogy together Here the iterary touchpoint for the novel shifts from Borges to Julio Cort zar s Hopscotch Julio appearing as a character in this novel who claims to have also written a Hopscotch B which concerns the mathematical concepts of open and closed balls And rather than the interstitial territories of Lab attention here shifts to both the skins of things the only place the The Penguin Book of English Verse light reaches and also to the horizon 3 Sandra flies from London to Palma de Mallorca Barely 1 hour the orbit of the Earth on pause She flicks through the in flight magazine British Airways News Reports on wine production in Ribeiro and Rioja theatest hightech architecture in Berlin mail order Majorica pearls A tear falls onto a photo of a Caribbean beach but the beach has not pricked it from her and neither has the Caribbean nor the gravity to which all tears are subject She Seven Secrets of Happiness looks out the windowooks ahead sees neither clouds nor earth Here the verification of something she already knew on aeroplanes there is no horizonI spotted one recurring character and cross reference from the world of Dream into that of Experience the poetry of Hannah from Utah first introduced in chapter 26 of Dream and read by Josecho in chapter 57 of Experience which makes me think there might be or ike in Rachel Cusk s recent trilogy and the name of the narrator perhaps there is just one mention in each book See Neil s review for a detailed take and one which does bring some distinctive features of Experience although I note he two shared the relative disappointment Indeed I would go so far as to say one could safely skip this volume of the trilogy and proceed straight from 1 to 3 3 stars 275 I honestly feel uite disappointed by this one I oved Nocilla Dream and put down several other books to hopefully find the same by this one I The Force of Destiny loved Nocilla Dream and put down several other books to hopefully find the same in Nocilla Experience but it did not uite materialize Experience seems to focus on shared ideas objects experiences and reiterations of select scenes Most notably a scene from Apocalypse Now is repeated several times each time adding another sentence Or a radio is described in an abandoned complex with an announcer saying different things each time There are still characters and settings that end up crossing paths but they don t seem as meaningful as in Dreams Here the meaningful connections mostly deal with concepts What charmed me about Dreams was the connection of people and places It was a novel outlook Finding meaningful connections between isolated people and placesThe focus on shared ideas in Experience just did not seem as interes. ?n Willard sigue esperando en Saigón auella misión nunca imaginóo especial ue sería Hay gente ue utiliza The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (Chapter 9 Provocateur) los oleoductos vacíos subterráneos dea antigua Unión Soviética para cruzar How I Became a Nun las fronteras Un cocinero proyecta cocinar el horizonteTrasladar al cómic parte del Proyecto Nocilla es consecuente conos principios del afterpop y con The Rose Tattoo and Other Plays la visión noineal del mundo Pere Joan da forma a The Undoing Project los personajes de Agustín Fernández Mallo y elabora una adaptació.