The Canker Death

The Canker Death

by James Bottino

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BN ID: 2940013125544
Publisher: Septimus Press
Publication date: 08/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

James R. Bottino's life-long interests mix esoteric and disparate fields of study. By day, his foremost influences have been the study of literature and the art of writing. Following these pursuits led him to read anything he could in these areas and to complete every under-graduate and graduate course available to him in the field of creative writing. Following this line, he taught high school English throughout the 1990's, focusing on the teaching of writing. By night, when no one was looking, he studied computer systems / networks, computer languages, and operating systems, learning anything he could, first as a hobby, and, finally, as a career. This mixture of literature and technology served as the inspiration for the The Canker Death's protagonist, Petor. 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.

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RIBH More than 1 year ago
The Canker Death by James R. Bottino is a mystery, a spiritual awakening, a suspenseful and funny book with complex characters and worlds. This book reminds me a bit of Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber series and also reminds me that good ideas are still out there amidst the plethora of over-worked, tired concepts prevalent in our world today. How did the author slip in symbolism and deep themes all the while entertaining us with the "full monty" of sex, drugs, rock 'n roll and stuff that explodes? I'm not sure, but by the time I'd finished The Canker Death, it made me laugh, cry, hang on by the seat of my pants, and shout "SEQUEL!!! " (although the book does stand well on its own.) I highly recommend this original tome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could imagine being in all the diffrent worlds. There is a cliff hanger at ever turn. There is mystrey,thrill, and oh so much intensity. A wonder to behold and an adventure through out the book. The Canker Death is one of best books I have ever read. I will remember it for the rest of life and my soul will remember it too. :)
rmattos More than 1 year ago
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.
GDTRFB75 More than 1 year ago
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.
Bruce_Augustine More than 1 year ago
As the line between art and technology becomes ever more blurred, James Bottino has proven himself as an author for our times. Whether it is his spot-on descriptions of networking and system cracking, or his references and inspirations to classical literature, James knows his stuff. The Canker Death can be enjoyed on many levels, and is challenging to classify. Is it literary fiction, or a science fantasy? The simple answer is both. The Canker Death is exciting and fast moving, a real page-turner. I hope to see more from James Bottino in the future!