- 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
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,345,155 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Canker Death Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
James R. Bottino can be contacted at: "nokinis(at)thecankerdeath(dot)com"
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very detailed book. Lots of action and interesting worlds. Well written, but rather depressing. I couldn't seem to stay focused on the plot enough to read it straight through,... Read morePublished 19 months ago by jcat
I see this book I obtained as a free offering for the Kindle is receiving a lot of praise. I guess I am someone who enjoys hard Science Fiction with a strong, coherent plot line... Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by William E. Hall
I really wanted to like this book. It started out so well, like a runaway train. And then it got weird. Very weird. Read morePublished on September 27, 2012 by Lauran Strait
As the line between art and technology becomes ever more blurred, James Bottino has proven himself as an author for our times. Read morePublished on November 20, 2011 by A concerned father
Great read, fast paced, filled with very memorable characters. Be warned... this book will definitely deprive you of some sleep, as you will not be able to put it down once you... Read morePublished on November 2, 2011 by art
The Canker Death is a fantastic and mysterious journey of self-discovery for the main character, a seemingly average system administrator (as a techie, I could relate). Read morePublished on October 1, 2011 by drphil
This is a challenging book that jumps back and forth from the utterly fantastic to hauntingly surreal. Read morePublished on September 20, 2011 by Doug Pratt