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Software by the Kilo Paperback – December 1, 2009
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"In Software by the Kilo, Larry Ketchersid writes about romance like a romantic, about computers like a geek, about the Mafia like a Don, about war like he's been there. Perhaps, best of all, he writes about ordinary people as though he were one."--Robert Flynn, author of Echoes of Glory and Wanderer Springs
- Publisher : JoSara MeDia (December 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 302 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0984304908
- ISBN-13 : 978-0984304905
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.63 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,973,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So you have an astonishing piece of software that you've developed. but no funds to market your product or investors to back you. What do you do? If you are Jason and Kenny, the main characters in Software By The Kilo, you get Italian drug smuggler Roberto Campioni as your primary investor of course! As Jason and Kenny become more and more entangled with Campioni, a few things become crystal clear; 1) The guys may have made the biggest mistake of their lives and 2) The Feds and Interpol are hot on their trail.
I heartily enjoyed Software By The Kilo, with it's well thought out and original storyline. The interaction between the techies and the goons was hysterical and a little creepy. Larry Ketchersid also did something I adore in a book... he wove fiction in with historical facts which gave the story that 'extra something' I am always looking for. I am not a software geek and get lost in the technical wording and language, but Larry found a way to get me through Software By The Kilo unscathed and even feeling a little bit smarter than when I began reading.
I am giving Software By The Kilo a 4-star rating and recommending this book to anyone looking for a fresh voice in the literary world. Invest in this book but...please, keep away from the Italian drug Lords.
Only in a book could all of these paths be possible and cross one another. Jason and Kenny are the computer geeks. They've had a one-hit wonder in the computer world but need to keep the momentum (and money) going by coming up with "the next big thing". Kenny is ok with the one hit and would rather continue taking advantage of his incredible luck landing a beautiful girlfriend. Jason's mind is always in the money. He's busy searching for someone to fund their new product.
Through circumstances, he hooks up with a mobster - well-dressed, of course, who is looking to diversify. The mobster already employs one of the best hackers in the business - but what's his real agenda? Also, things aren't so rosy in the crime family. Who is for or against them?
If this wasn't enough, the mobsters are being watched and so are Jason and Kenny. It seems Interpol's on the case, as are some US cops. It's obvious why the mobsters are being watched, but who's watching Jason and Kenny and why? Are they in danger? Is someone after them? Will they notice in time? Oh and that hot new girlfriend? She's undercover. Ready to catch them at whatever they're being watched for. One problem - she's actually falling for Kenny.
This book had the most insane collection of characters and situations. But hey, that's ok - it's fiction! I really enjoyed the underlying plot of the book. Everything is not what it seems. This book had it all. Who's in love? Who's bad? Who's good? Who hates? Who's the criminal? Maybe bad guys aren't so bad after all. Or maybe they are. Who killed? Who will be killed? What's justified and what's not?
I laughed through this book but was also touched. The author made these people in the book real with real feelings and real involvement in life. It's kind of a drama-comedy all wrapped up in a book. I wasn't sure I was going to like this book, but all in all, I enjoyed the slapstick quality of it.
I enjoyed the Mediterranean locations (especially reading about them during the coldest December on record here!) and learnt plenty of little-known information about World War II, especially the Italians fighting on both sides, that was woven into the story. With so many characters with so many different agendas, and with so many different ideas, settings and so on it might have been difficult to keep track of everything, but the characters were well drawn and the concepts and historical information were woven into the story, keeping it all flowing. I really enjoyed this and I'm looking forward to reading more from Larry.