Tuesday, November 13, 2012

{Blog Tour} "Dementional" by Tonya Cannariato

Title:  Dementional
Author:  Tonya Cannariato
Publisher:  Katarr Kanticles Press
Publication Date: August 23, 2012
Genre:  Science Fiction
Format: Paperback 204 pages  | Kindle 300 KB

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Mark Inman has two loves: particle physics and Sarah. She agrees to become his wife at the same time his experiment to find the Higgs boson goes off the rails.

Journey with Mark while his existence melts and reforms in unpredictable ways as the veils between realities thin. His exploration of the minutiae of quantum physics builds a fascinating tapestry of alternate universes.

His search for survival, and the search for meaning and what is real, drive Mark as he experiences lives he never dreamed possible. His only touchstones: find Sarah and find his way home.

My Review

This book is pretty out there and it's kind of hard to review, but I am going to give it my best try.  I don't think I have ever read a book quite like this and to be honest with you I am still not quite sure what happened!  

Mark is a Physicist who has a bit of a problem in his lab on, of all days, his wedding day.  He is pulled into some kind of alternate reality universe where he stays until he is pulled in to the next one and on and on as he tries to find his way back to his own reality.  It reminded me a bit of the old show Sliders with Jerry O'Connell.  He isn't "sliding" into these realities as a set being.  He isn't always human, but he is always Mark and he is always with Sarah in some way or another.

This was a really quick read for me, I think I read it in about 3 hours.  Once I started I found that I didn't want to put it down.  I was pulled into the story from the very first chapter.  It's very imaginative and the story is really well told with wonderful vivid detail.  I actually liked that it was a relatively short book.  Ms. Cannariato did a wonderful job telling the story without drawing it out unnecessarily.

Even though the science of it didn't make as much sense to me as a layperson, it didn't make the story less readable.  I don't think that the science of it was the point, to me the point was the connection between Mark and Sarah that allowed them to find each other no matter what reality he was in.  

If you like Science Fiction then this is a great quick little read!

Author Bio
A voracious reader since she was a toddler, and an ordained spiritualist, Tonya Cannariato has now presided over the marriage of her love of reading and her love of writing. She’s lived a nomadic life, following first her parents in their Foreign Service career through Africa, Europe, and Asia, and then her own nose criss-crossing America as she’s gotten old enough to make those choices for herself. She’s currently based in Milwaukee with her three loves: her husband and two Siberian Huskies. She suspects her Huskies of mystical alchemy with their joyous liberation of her muse and other magical beings for her inspiration. She loves to sleep, to watch her interesting dreams, some of which are now finding new life in written form.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from First Rule Publicity from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. Thank you very much for the review. I personally loved this book a lot for both the connection between Mark and Sarah and the very imaginative layers of reality. A really cool cross genre book and so glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review. :)


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