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Length: 418 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 785 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Septimus Press (January 17, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IOMWPY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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James R. Bottino is a self-admitted computer geek and a creative writing teacher rolled into one. He earned a BS in English Education from Illinois State University and taught high school English in a suburb of Chicago for several years. After teaching all day, he studied creative writing in graduate school at Northern Illinois University. All the while, though, in the deep corners of the night, when no one was looking, he led a double life hacking and building computers and networks. Eventually, unbeknownst to him, word of his activities leaked out, and employment offers started coming in. In the end, he switched his hobby with his profession and became a senior computer / networking administrator for a scientific research laboratory. James currently lives in a suburb of Chicago, with his wife, daughter, two Australian cattle dogs and far, far too many books and abstruse computers.

James R. Bottino can be contacted at: "nokinis(at)thecankerdeath(dot)com"

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This is a fantastic read. The characters morph, the plot morphs and evolves for the reader in virtually every chapter. The use of metaphors and symbolism in this book really make you think. It all comes together at the end (I won't ruin it) and peaks into quite a journey. Funny, yet serious at times the book is simple well-written and worth every minute. If you like Robert Heinlein, Tom Robbins and Audrey Niffenegger; you'll love the Canker Death. BUY IT NOW. It would actually make a good movie....of course the book is always better.
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As a techie, this book spoke to me from the moment I started reading it. I tend to read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy. However, any time technical information is referenced in typical books like that, the details are often somewhat inaccurate, or ridiculously wrong. The Canker Death was a refreshing change of pace in that regard! All technical references proved to be very accurate.

The story itself was amazingly compelling. I found myself unable to put the book down on numerous occasions. I tend to read about 1-2 hours per day. While reading this book, I found myself regularly reading twice that amount. I was constantly feeling the need to pick up the book and see what was going to happen next up until the last page.

I can't wait for any new releases from this author -- I have not encountered an author in some time that has gripped my attention so intently. This was my far the most enjoyable book I've read in many, many years!
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I found The Canker Death weird. There's nothing wrong with that in principle, and I was quite willing to read it to the end. As other reviewers have said, the story morphs quite spectacularly from a story of a hacked computer to a wild, unexplainable journey into other worlds, alien races, and cosmic philosophy. The main character is clueless about what is happening to him and much of the book shows the slow development of his understanding of the situation and his place in it. Like I said, weird, but it works pretty well.

There were things I didn't like about it. I like things to be pretty well tied up and understandable by the end, and this left lots of things hanging waaaay out there. I don't think the environment of this book or the plot necessitated the nudity and sex that was included, leaving me thinking it was entirely gratuitous. The main character, who is ripped out of a relatively normal life on earth into an absolutely terrifying and bizarre new universe, says how odd it is, but all in all accepts it awfully calmly - beyond my ability to believe. Bottino is not the only author to do any of these things, and I consider my dislike of them mostly a reflection of my tastes, not actual criticism.

The story is very well-conceived and it all hangs together quite well. It moves at a breathtaking pace most of the time, which kept me reading late into the night. The concepts explored are fascinating and seem extremely original to me. Each world is nicely described and each is quite different. The characters are interesting and finely drawn. I can recommend this as a good read.
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This is a very interesting and well written book that will keep your attention to the end. The initial chapters are so intense that if this book ever turns into a movie, it will be like the old Alfred Hitchcock's suspense movies.
The author was very creative with his characters, which are so richly described that we learn to love them.

The plot is simple to follow. A system administrator (Petor Fidelistro) finds out that someone hacked into his computer. When trying to figure out who is responsible for that, he ends up on a journey into aliens minds and other worlds. First he goes into the mind of a child alien named Nanzicwital (Al). Then to a giant named Faskin. Third to Desidia, a female ambassador, and finally to Petor, a prisoner. Sometimes he is under control, sometimes he is controlled. He senses through his alien body and mind. During his journey, he interacts with some interesting characters, like Faith, Arrs and Pencha. After discussions about politics, religion and control of life, you just wonder if everything was not just a delusion from Pestor's mind... or perhaps his perception of reality on Petor's body was just another visit of his mind in an "alien" body... It is up to your imagination. Read the book and enjoy!

I recommend this book to the permanent library of all readers that love science-fiction with a good plot, with mystery, suspense and very "rich" characters.

This book was written by James R.Bottino and it was published in August 2011 by Septimus Press. The author was kind enough to provide me an electronic copy for reviewing in .pdf format, through Pump Up Your Book.
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Wow, what a ride! This was a well written, interesting book. I have never read one like it and that is what made it so intriguing - I love a good, unique Sci Fi novel. The book was written in the first person. Most of the book was action packed but parts involved the main character trying to work out what was going on - I did not find any of this to be boring. My only quibble was that I was not fussed about the ending. There was a long lead up, then it all seemed to happen too quickly and I felt that the way Petor dealt with the bad guy was not logical. Still I would definitely read another book by this author.
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