Noise: a novel

May 4, 2011 § 1 Comment

Darin Bradley’s Noise is a small juggernaut of dystopian lit.  It’s Lord of the Flies ala some Philip K. Dick mindbend.  It’s arty and smart and unique.  It’s a bildungsroman with overtones of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold at the helm.  It’s an analog mash-up of radio waves and gang land graffiti.  It’s the breaking down of society and remaking it in one’s own image.  It’s survival at the expense of soul.  It’s a reevaluation of norms and standards. It’s a future far more possible than not.  It’s poetics filtered through Dungeons and Dragons gaming.  It’s 12 sided die cast into the glut of societal breakdown.  It’s masking and renaming the self.  It’s Salvage Country…


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