(From the publisher):
A high-tech satire, Memoirs of a Virus Programmer is the Candide of this century. Johnny Pepper dedicates his memoirs to his former girlfriend, Katya, to explain what drove him to become a virus programmer. As a software engineer at the illustrious Beamer Corporation, he begins his career with a naive disposition, assuming life will be nearly perfect. Eager to escape childhood poverty and to experience comfort, he forges his way into the office world with a blind and maddening optimism. The real world singes him time and again as he finds his world view impossible.
From Johnny’s faceless project manager, to his obnoxious cube-mate, to the desperate housewife next door, Johnny stumbles his way through his memoirs, making mud of his ideals. The only solace he finds is in his girlfriend’s love, and when he drives her away, he becomes consumed by his programming, losing himself, slowly becoming self-absorbed, isolated, and downright bitter.
The short chapters give an array of conundrums. Johnny Pepper’s memoirs careen like a driverless car between his love-hate relationship with technology and a more romantic era. Readers will enjoy Johnny's frantic descent into his inner criminal mind.
Original title: Memoirs of a Virus Programmer
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Humorous, Parody and Comedy