Nyquist – inspired by Jeff Noon's The Body Library

Digital, 2018

In 2017, I read A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon, a haunting and compelling, noir-tinted surreal mystery. Noon's follow-up, The Body Library was launched at "Follycon", the 2018 Eastercon event in Harrogate. I attended the launch and had the pleasure of seeing Jeff Noon reading a rather unsettling passage from the book – which was duly purchased and exceded my expectations.

The Body Library follows private eye John Nyquist on a mission in a city – Storyville – where everyday life is infected by stories and living words spread like disease.

I found the story itself and the ideas so original and engrossing, I simply had to interpret some of the scenes in my own style.